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Film
The Guest: Interview with Director Adam Wingard and Screenwriter Simon Barrett
The duo discuss their filmic influences, toying with audience expectation and the use of humor in horror. [1.Oct.14]
'Ivory Tower' Is a Scattered Look at an Important Topic
Andrew Rossi’s documentary Ivory Tower opts to generate heat rather than shed light on key issues in American higher education. [1.Oct.14]
'Love in the City' Dives Into Unexplored Cinematic Territory
This anthology of Italian films explores the taboos of love: prostitution, suicide, and girl-watching. [1.Oct.14]
Ranking the Greats: The Films of David Fincher
With his latest film arriving October 3rd, it's time to put David Fincher and his efforts alongside the other cinematic greats to see where he stacks up, aesthetically speaking. [30.Sep.14]
An Interview with 'Two Faces of January' Writer-Director Hossein Amini
"There’s something about identity I think is very fascinating and the idea of people having secrets and I think we all have that in our life." [30.Sep.14]
Reviews
Andrew Rossi’s documentary Ivory Tower opts to generate heat rather than shed light on key issues in American higher education. [30.Sep.14]
It opens with images of mortality and ends with a monster’s operatic dance with a chain saw under a deathly, brooding Texas sun—it’s about America, man. [29.Sep.14]
It takes 89 minutes to watch David Lynch's Eraserhead, but it could take 89 years to figure out what the hell it was that you just saw. [28.Sep.14]
As much as Robert (Denzel Washington) delivers action and melodramatic conventions, he also hints at another possibility entirely. [26.Sep.14]
Tracks explores the problem of authenticity, what it means, and who perceives it. [26.Sep.14]
If you follow your instincts and bolt at the start of this sturdy and bleak noir, you miss Tom Hardy creating a thing of beauty yet again [26.Sep.14]
DVD Reviews
Andrew Rossi’s documentary Ivory Tower opts to generate heat rather than shed light on key issues in American higher education. [30.Sep.14]
It opens with images of mortality and ends with a monster’s operatic dance with a chain saw under a deathly, brooding Texas sun—it’s about America, man. [29.Sep.14]
Mixed Media
News
Features
The duo discuss their filmic influences, toying with audience expectation and the use of humor in horror. [30.Sep.14]
"There’s something about identity I think is very fascinating and the idea of people having secrets and I think we all have that in our life." [29.Sep.14]
Columns
Canon Fodder
The Party, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Juggernaut give us good clean fun about slavery and brothels. [24.Sep.14]
Stars in Our Eyes
Watching Michelle Yeoh fight on screen is like watching Fred Astaire dance: simply beautiful. [15.Sep.14]
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