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Wednesday, August 8th


The Niles Notes: Vertigo, Time Travel, and Men With Their Movie Cameras
Vertigo

A week after expressing a disdain for Internet lists, Niles contradicts himself by listing his top 10 picks for the Greatest Films of All Time.




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Tuesday, April 24th


The Niles Notes: “Wuthering Heights,” Hitchcock Fest & more
Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights

The Niles Notes anticipates the Mpls/St.Paul International Film Fest screening of Andrea Arnold’s follow-up to “Fish Tank,” “Wuthering Heights.” The Riverview and Trylon are hosting Hitchcock all month, and Whit Stillman’s wit returns after a long absence with “Damsels in Distress.”




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Wednesday, April 18th


The Niles Files: Coming Back to “Titanic”
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In The Niles Files this week, Niles goes back to the “Titanic” – in 3D – and asks, “Are we ready to go back?” 15 years after the film’s original release.




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Tuesday, April 17th


The Niles Notes: MSP Int’l Film Festival, “Slap Shot” & “The Cabin in the Woods”
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This week in The Niles Notes, Niles Schwartz spotlights the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Fest, “Slap Shot” at the Trylon, “The Cabin in the Woods” and more.




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Tuesday, April 10th


The Niles Notes: Lawrence Kasdan at the Walker, “Rocky” & “Raging Bull”
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Plucked like scribbled Post-Its from the musty cabinet containing The Niles Files, these are The Niles Notes, a weekly what’s-what, what-for, and what’s-that following the world of film, wide and small, national and local, mainstream and indie, new and old.




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Monday, April 9th


The Niles Files Annual April Fools Edition: Yahoo Serious’ Tree of Life
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Welcome. It’s the Niles Files’ second April Fool’s blog. Hi! If you’re really bored and life is pointless, check out last year’s entry on Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Have a good day! The recluse artist doubles for the great enigma of Art. The recluse doubles for the deep mystery, the magnificent consonance that rhythmically flows together in a hymn with which the soul finds unexpected kinship and is so […]




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Tuesday, April 3rd


Niles’ Notes: “A Walk Into the Sea,” “The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye,” & “Titanic 3D”
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Plucked like scribbled Post-Its from the musty cabinet containing The Niles Files and hung atop the fragrance of l’étoile’s blazing star, these are The Niles Notes, a weekly what’s-what, what-for, and what’s-that following the world of film, wide and small, national and local, mainstream and indie, new and old, from Niles Schwartz of The Niles Files. A WALK INTO THE SEA: DANNY WILLIAMS AND THE WARHOL FACTORY Directed by Esther […]




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Tuesday, March 27th


The Niles Notes: “The Hunger Games,” “Apocalypse Now” & Italian Film Fest
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Plucked like scribbled Post-Its from the musty cabinet containing The Niles Files and hung atop the fragrance of l’étoile’s blazing star, these are The Niles Notes, a weekly what’s-what, what-for, and what’s-that following the world of film, wide and small, national and local, mainstream and indie, new and old, from Niles Schwartz of The Niles Files. THE HUNGER GAMES  (2012, Lion’s Gate) Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, […]




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Monday, March 26th


The Niles Files: My Debt to “The Godfather”
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          Well, this 40th anniversary Godfather festa is just about finished. Ten posts and a little coda may have worn me out before I tread in Hunger Games territory, but I still feel like I could go several more rounds with The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, and several sequences from The Godfather Part III, finding even more stuff to blabber on about. These films comprise […]




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Monday, March 12th


“The Godfather”: Coppola’s Decline of a Family
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Even though The Godfather trilogy is canonical and part of a collective cultural consciousness, it appears that fewer people have actually taken the time to watch it. This is unfortunate, because as a post-modern pop-culture consumes the modernist epic and processes it as a series of sound-bites and familiar images, the most stirring ruminations about ourselves that are embedded in the films, whether as part of a nation or as solitary […]




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Wednesday, March 7th


Prince of Many Faces and the Self on Many Stages: Gary Oldman
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Halfway into Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, director Tomas Alfredson gives a large bloc of moviegoers something that they’ve not only been waiting for the last hour of the film, but several years – perhaps decades. At long last, the actor Gary Oldman, here portraying John Le Carre’s iconic spy George Smiley, is given the scaffold’s spotlight, delivering an important monologue, his face held in an exquisite close-up. Smiley has been mostly […]




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Monday, February 27th


Yiptee Diptee Doo, Happy Shiny Day: The 2012 Oscars
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This week l’étoile welcomes a new contributor: Niles Schwartz of The Niles Files. The prolific film blogger has made a name for himself thanks to his weekly spot Thursday nights on WCCO’s The Nite Show with Mischke and his incredibly well-informed, occasionally cynical and sometimes romantic ruminations on the magic of movies on his namesake blog, The Niles Files. In his first shared post with l’étoile, he offers his observations on […]




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