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Bang Bang Bang to the Beat: Edgar Wright on His Musical Approach to Action in Baby Driver

Edgar Wright and Ansel Elgort break down their fresh approach to action in the musically driven, pop-culture infused Baby Driver.

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From Amar Akbar Anthony to Baahubali: Whither Indian Cinema’s Secularism?

A retrospective of Manmohan Desai’s Bollywood classic Amar Akbar Anthony, and the films it has influenced, 40 years on.

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Mark Cousins, Director of ‘Stockholm My Love’, on Art and Compassion

"Often for reasons of anxiety or fear, or lack of money, we don’t feel fully alive and so that’s what art tries to do."

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The Ineluctability of Time in Coppola Drama, ‘Rumble Fish’

Rumble Fish suggests that in our complex relationship to time, we become the cartographies of our own misperceptions.

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Netflix Mystery ‘Shimmer Lake’ Opens Up a Conversation About the New World of Film

"Studios are not making these types of movies anymore... and so places like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and YouTube Red are coming in and filling the void," says Footprint Features CEO, Adam Saunders.

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It All Began the Day ‘Blade’ Sliced Through the Silver Screen

How Blade found success out of the rubble of comic book films and Marvel's bankruptcy.

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All Moviemakers Are Liars: Nick Efteriades on His Short Noir Thriller, ‘Pronoia’ (premiere)

With the protagonist thrust into a fictional situation inspired by an actual event, Pronoia is like a fusion of Melville's Le Samourai and Resnais' Last Year at Marienbad.

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There Are Still So Many Barriers to Break: Zoe Lister-Jones On ‘Band Aid’ and Women In Film

Zoe Lister-Jones writes, directs, and stars in her feature debut, Band Aid, a heartfelt relationship comedy that, unlike the epically popular Wonder Woman, boasts an all-female crew.

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Life in the Interzone in Old Shanghai

The Sing-song Girls of Shanghai and Flowers of Shanghai capture a William S. Borroughs-like Interzone in Old Shanghai.

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Jazz, Cocktails, and the Overlooked Players of Film Noir

A noir protagonist usually finds himself encountering a new danger around each corner. A jazz musician, in venturing into the throes of an intricate composition, must also anticipate the unknown.

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From the Superhero Universe of Brute Ego, Wonder Woman Arises, Unsullied

Seventy-five years ago Wonder Woman arose to show what a stagnating comic book medium could achieve; now she does it again, and in so doing, rescues the DC franchise from itself.

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The Hollywood Star as Fetish Object: Joan Crawford in ‘Mildred Pierce’

Joan Crawford embodies the universal cipher: a flat, empty surface that reflects anything but reveals nothing. There was never a more perfect actress.

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Through The Eyes of Children: The Politics of Isolation in Shane Meadows’ Two Coming-of-Age Films

This Is England and A Room for Romeo Brass compassionately articulate the theme of accelerated childhood that pervades so much of Meadows’ work.

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Drawing From Experience: Comedian-Director Demetri Martin on ‘Dean’

After a successful career as a stand-up comedian, Demetri Martin finds himself marching down a new path as a director, albeit with a few doubts in mind.

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Something Borowczyk, Something Blue: A Cinema of Sex and Power

Walerian Borowczyk is a filmmaker of glimpses and ellipses. Long neglected and obscure, his films are now emerging on Blu-ray.

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A Dreamer on a Different Scale: Michaël Dudok de Wit on Creating ‘The Red Turtle’

de Wit emphasizes respect for the audience in his animated works, and feels he's succeeded "...when the spectator is carried clearly and explicitly in a story, and then it's suddenly open to interpretation."

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Asta Nielsen and Fatma Girik’s Hamlets: Old Mysteries, New Problems

Wherein Hamlet is no longer a neurotic male in princely guise but a woman invested with an identity crisis.

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An Android’s Dream: How the Robot Traitor Became the Center of ‘Alien: Covenant’

In an allegory where humans are the damned and the aliens are the plague, what does it mean to spend so much time with immune robot bystanders?

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Fans Killed the Magic of Mystery in Hollywood Films

The Force is no longer mysterious. We've demanded to know everything about Logan’s history at the expense of his mystery. Hollywood complies. The magic is dead.

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The Shammasian Brothers, Directors of ‘The Pyramid Texts’, Ponder Authorship in Film

Converting a monologue to film, even from a text so "perfect" as Geoff Thompson's The Pyramid Texts, raises interesting questions about authorship.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Discusses 'Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2'

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"Our foray into the adventure-game-style version of the Borderlands continues.

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