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Monday, August 5 2013

When a Fire Starts to Burn: ‘The Best Film You’ve Never Seen’

Robert K. Elder's impeccable knack for interviewing illuminates what makes 35 professional cinephiles tick in this essential book.


Thursday, February 23 2012

In Defense of Terrence Malick

Five Reasons The Tree of Life Should Win Best Picture...


Wednesday, September 28 2011

Virgin Mobile FreeFest: 10 September 2011 - Columbia, MD

Vibrant colors and the love of free music on display at the Virgin Mobile FreeFest.


Tuesday, August 23 2011

‘NEDS’: Tough choices in ‘70s Glasgow

NEDS is the very antithesis of the well-made film exemplified by 2011 BAFTA winner The King's Speech, favoring energy and impact over easily digested storytelling.


Thursday, August 18 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 6: Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli

Today runs the gamut. Hollywood to indie art house, female perspective to male, screwball comedy to chamber drama. The odyssey from Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli will provide illumination on how film's first special effects were used, how two brothers presciently preceded reality TV in the Hamptons, and why some directors prefer to work about once a decade on average...


Friday, August 12 2011

100 Essential Directors - John Cassavetes

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.


Thursday, August 4 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 2: Robert Bresson to David Cronenberg

Our second day of "100 Essential Directors" could loosely be described as one that defines "influential." Each of the auteurs sandwiched in between Robert Bresson and David Cronenberg has left a lasting mark on cinema, each employing a signature style that is unmistakable.


Wednesday, May 25 2011

“Where Will We Live?”: Terrence Malick’s Fugitive Edens

Again and again, Terrence Malick’s films rehearse, in ways both literal and figurative, one of the oldest and most abiding stories in myth and literature.


Sunday, May 22 2011

The 25 Best Progressive Rock Songs of All Time

Put as simply -- and starkly -- as possible, many beautiful babies were thrown out with the bath water by hidebound critics who were content to sniffingly dismiss the more ambitious (pretentious!) works that certain bands were putting out as a matter of course in the early-to-mid-‘70s.


Friday, May 13 2011

Godard’s Invisible Cinema: The Neglected Genius of Late-Period Godard

By ignoring or outright dismissing Jean-Luc Godard's post-New Wave work, we’re denying the cinema the opportunity for advancement that he alone can provide.


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