Kumar Pallana 1918-2013


We’re very sad to report the passing of Kumar Pallana, he was 94. Pallana appeared in four of Wes’ movies, Bottle Rocket, RushmoreThe Royal Tenenbaums and The Darjeeling Limited. We’ll be putting something together on each of these roles later, but for now crack a safe for Kumar.

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Adam Yauch’s Criterion Top Ten

We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch. In addition to his massive musical legacy, he was also a daring director and founded Oscilloscope Laboratories, which in our estimation is bar none the best independent film distributor in the world. Yauch was also a passionate movie lover, and he was asked by Criterion to put together a list of his top ten favorite Criterion titles. His list is eclectic and knowledgeable, and it includes two Wes Anderson titles. You can see the list and read his funny, creative reasons (starting with #10 and going up) here.