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The opposite of nurture on display in creepy French horror fantasy 'Evolution'

A striking and maddening delivery system for art house creepinesss, Lucille Hadžihalilović's "Evolution" dreams up a cloistered island community of ailing young boys and unsmiling adult women that feels like the exact opposite of a nurturing paradise. As bad vibes go, the scenario is certainly a …

You can build a VR app in 15 minutes

<i>Your weekly guide to VR/AR — Newsletter #39</i><p>In 15 minutes, you can develop a virtual reality application and run it in a web browser, on a VR headset, …

Virtual reality firms revive video arcades as they aim for the mainstream

Companies are using old-school techniques to help everyday consumers get to grips with the complexity of a new technology<p>Above me is the Hillary Step, a sheer vertical face of rock about 12 metres high on the south-east ridge of Mount Everest. In a brisk breeze, snow eddies around my boots. I reach …

Virtual Reality

iPic’s Big Gamble: How a High-End Theater Chain Hopes to Change the Way We Go to the Movies

The company's new complex in downtown Manhattan is the latest dine-in theater to hit New York, but don't expect to see indie titles there anytime …

The fogbound mystery that predicted film noir, fascism, and the French New Wave

<i>In The Overlook,</i> A.V. Club <i>film critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky examines the misfits, underappreciated gems, and underseen classics of film history.</i><p>“The …

Birth of the Dragon: makers of film about Bruce Lee respond to 'yellowface' row

As arguments continue to rage over diversity issues in cinema, repeated complaints over Hollywood’s insensitivity towards Asian themes and actors have begun to make an impact, joining a long-running crisis over the participation and portrayal of African Americans in the film industry. Adverse …

Martial Arts

The Remarkable ‘Under The Shadow’ Finds An Ancient Horror In The Middle Of War-Torn Tehran

The residents of the apartment building that serves as the setting for <i>Under the Shadow</i> have reason to live in fear even before the monster arrives. Living in Tehran toward the desperate end of the Iran-Iraq war, when Iraq launched a series of missile attacks on the Iranian capital, they live in a …

Jordan Peele Actually Made a Horror Movie About Racism

Get Out makes lacrosse and tea parties terrifying.<p>During its brief and bright run, <i>Key & Peele</i> managed to package some of the most biting racial commentary on television as goofball stoner humor. You don't have to look far to see the duo's brilliant takes on racism and modern society. "Negrotown," …