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Watch the Trailer for Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight of Cups’ (video)

Legendary auteur Terrence Malick is following up his 2012 picture To the Wonder with an equally philosophical followup, the Los Angeles tone poem Knight of Cups.

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The Visual Enchantment of Music Photography

Sometimes photographs tell stories that music cannot fully articulate, carrying in their grain long-gone atmospheres.

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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.

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23 Feb 2012 // 5:00 AM

In Defense of Terrence Malick

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

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28 Sep 2011 // 4:26 AM

Virgin Mobile FreeFest: 10 September 2011 - Columbia, MD

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

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‘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.

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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...

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12 Aug 2011 // 5:48 AM

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.

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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.

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25 May 2011 // 9:00 PM

“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.

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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.

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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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‘The King’s Speech’ stands above newest Blu-ray titles

A multi-award-winning drama tops this week’s lineup of the latest Blu-ray releases. It’s not often that film critics and film fans so overwhelmingly

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Martin Scorsese’s gritty ‘Taxi Driver’ tops list of latest Blu-rays

The powerful psychological drama “Taxi Driver” leads this week’s lineup of new Blu-ray titles. Deftly directed by Martin Scorsese, “Taxi Driver 35th Anniversary Edition”

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‘Dances with Wolves: 20th Anniversary Edition’: Thrilling, Dramatic, Sweeping

Dances with Wolves isn’t an epic as much as it’s an intimate study of humanity, or a carefully hung portrait of friendship, love and acceptance.

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‘Van Gogh: A Brush with Genius’ Is Van Gogh, Heavily Bowdlerized

The IMAX film Van Gogh: A Brush with Genius delivers less than it promises.

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Pacific Hell Amid Days of Heaven: Terrence Malick’s ‘The Thin Red Line’

PopMatters' Paul Maher speaks with cast and crew about what went into Terrence Malick's million-and-a-half feet of film (250 hours) that would become The Thin Red Line (re-released on DVD by Criterion, 28 September).

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Photo Opportunities in Video Games

Paradoxically, the same dissociating effect of observing the real world through a camera's lens tends to envelop and immerse players in a game world.

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Why Godard Leaves Me Breathless (In a Good Way)

Godard’s inaugural masterpiece, in spite of its canonical status, is still as vibrant on the screen today as it was fifty years ago

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Strange Days Indeed by Francis Wheen

Richard Nixon, runaway unemployment, fuel shortages, Uri Geller bending spoons, and the threat of nuclear holocaust. Why was everyone so paranoid?

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'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

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"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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