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Indieness at NYTimes.com

Posted by Wesley Morris  March 25, 2008 11:38 AM

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I wasn't going to say anything, since A) I thought I imagined it and B) what I thought I imagined was sort of blah. But now since the New York Times magazine's T brand is happily still promoting its discovery of short filmmaking with T Takes, a gang of laconic, loosely connected movies (written and directed by Brody Baker and featuring a motel) about the shivering and fashionably disheveled, with Josh Hartnett, Saffron Burrows, Lukas Haas, Andre Royo, and Brady Corbet, who is Andy Roddick's doppelganger. They use pay phones and exclaim "fudge." The cast is described as "bright young things," which means somebody let Aunt Mildred write the captions again. The shaky camerawork. The random close-ups of activities we don't need to see.The storylessness. The willful "indie"-ness. It's like Sundance in March.

The NYTimes.com's The Moment blog explains (with more enthusiasm, of course).

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