Livia Bloom

The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call: New Orleans

By Livia Bloom / January 8, 2010

As Terence McDonagh, the title character of Werner Herzog’s The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call: New Orleans, Nicolas Cage is a cop with chronic back pain, a penchant for gambling and a serious drug habit who drawls out his lines like Jimmy Stewart with a mouth full of marbles. His bad back provides the kernel…

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Interviews | None of Your Beeswax: A Conversation with Andrew Bujalski

By Livia Bloom / September 12, 2009

By Livia Bloom Beeswax, the beautiful, naturalistic new film by director Andrew Bujalski, is the tale of Lauren (Maggie Hatcher) and Jeannie (Tilly Hatcher), lively and lovely twin sisters living Austin, Texas. The fact that Jeannie is wheelchair-bound hasn’t stopped her from co-owning a vintage clothing store—with Amanda, an old friend who is slipping toward…

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Spotlight | The Axe in the Attic (Ed Pincus and Lucia Small, US)

By Livia Bloom / September 1, 2009

By Livia Bloom A living-room sofa balanced on the roof of a truck; a school bus stopped by a massive barge; a pair of ranch-style homes entwined. Startling physical juxtapositions abound in The Axe in the Attic, the new documentary about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina by Ed Pincus and Lucia Small, contributing to what…

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