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So-Bad-It's-Better-Than-Mediocre:on the Craft & Language of Trash Films

In a recent Vox video essay, Dean Peterson interrogates the popularity of <b>Tommy Wiseau</b>’s legendary cult classic, <i>The Room</i>. Interspersed with commentary …

Comic Books

Sarcasm & Sincerity In Terry Zwigoff's GHOST WORLD

<b>“Joey McCobb is our God.”</b><p>This is the declaration Enid (<b>Thora Birch</b>), protagonist of the 2001 <b>Terry Zwigoff</b> film <i>Ghost World</i>, makes to her best friend …

Scarlett Johansson

The Beginner's Guide: Claire Denis, Director

During a Q&A at the 51st New York Film Festival, <b>Claire Denis</b> was asked why she uses so little dialogue in her films. She responded that she avoids …

Cinematography

KONG: SKULL ISLAND: An Unwieldy Monster Mash

The eighth wonder of the world is discovered again in <i>Kong: Skull Island</i>, a reboot that takes great liberties with the traditional Kong plot but never …

Construction

THE SALESMAN: Morally Complex & Utterly Engaging

<b>Asghar Farhadi</b> is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading dramatists working today, delivering tightly-knotted narratives that expertly blend a …

Cannes Film Festival

Profile: Audrey Hepburn

Perhaps no other classic Hollywood figure has been catapulted into mythical status as quickly as <b>Audrey Hepburn</b>. The British actress only starred in …

FIFTY SHADES DARKER: It's So Bad It's Good

Adapting fan favorite book trilogies and series has become a trending movement by Hollywood to solidify audience ticket sales across multiple films.</i> …

Movies

THE MAN WITH FOUR LEGS: Elegantly Disturbing

In a time when mainstream film is choking with remakes, lackluster scripts, and steering clear of anything artistic, it’s such a treat to happen upon …

Head Trauma

REAL ARTISTS: The Future Of Filmmaking?

If you’ve read anything about the struggle for women in film and television, then you’ll know how especially hard it is for them to break into …

Women of Color

BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK: A Visual Misfire We Didn't See Coming

In what promised to be a harrowing and powerful vision of <b>Ben Fountain</b>‘s best-selling novel, <i>Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk</i> has proven to be a rare …

Box Office

THE LAST LAUGH: Comedy vs. The Holocaust

Why do we laugh?<p>In his 1855 essay “On Laughter,” French poet and provocateur <b>Charles Baudelaire</b> argued that we laugh to show superiority to the object …

Comedy

THE WALL Trailer

<b>Doug Liman</b> is taking audiences back to war with <i>The Wall</i>, but the enemy is much more terrestrial this time around.<p>The <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> and <i>The Bourne</i> …

Construction

The Beginner's Guide: Jeff Nichols, Director & Writer

I first discovered <b>Jeff Nichols</b> back in 2013, when I happened to catch <i>Mud</i> in theaters. Not knowing what to expect, I still remember distinctly how I …

Mark Twain

GOLD: McConaughey’s Prospects Fail To Strike Cinematic Riches

Former romcom king <b>Matthew McConaughey</b> has seen the resurgence in his career well documented over the past few years, with the term McConaissance …

Wall Street

A Quick Guide To Auteur Theory

Auteur theory. Chances are, you’ve come across it before, at least in passing. You may even already have an opinion on whether or not certain …

Filmmaking

The Great Wall (2017): Movie Review

It’s no lie that the movie industry is currently in the middle of a transformative struggle, leaning on fewer giant tentpole summer releases to keep …

Movies

GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): I Believe In Miracles

Soon after <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> starts, we see Major Motoko Kusanagi jump out a window after completing a sordid and violent assignment. As she falls in …

Anime

THE COMEDIAN: An Intriguing Tragedian

The journey to the big screen for <i>The Comedian</i> is a notable one, especially when you consider the range of talent involved in developing the idea …

Comedy

Interview With British Urban Film Festival Founder Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe

The British Urban Film Festival (B.U.F.F) was founded in 2005 by <b>Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe</b>, to embrace diversity within the film industry and provide a …

THEIR FINEST Trailer

There’s jokes to be made about the latest British ensemble movie calling itself <i>Their Finest</i>, but my guess is that the filmmakers put the title in as …

Filmmaking

Changing Hands, Changing Times: Why THE LITTLE PRINCE Moved To Netflix

In 2010 <b>Mark Osborne</b>, co-director of <i>Kung Fu Panda,</i> was hired by producers <b>Aton Soumache</b>, <b>Alexis Vonarb</b> and <b>Dimitri Rassam</b> to direct an animated …

Animation

A History Of Oscar Speeches: Are These The Most Memorable Ones?

The Academy Awards: an evening of glamour, grace and sophistication. In a room full to the brim of Hollywood’s most celebrated stars, this is to be …

Tom Hanks

The Best Documentaries Of 2016

I know, it’s February, it’s a new year, lets put the awfulness that was 2016 to rest, right? You’re right. Ok bye!<p>Just kidding. Everyone knows that …

Brown v. Board of Education

Notions Of Love & Resistance In Géza Von Radványi's MÄDCHEN IN UNIFORM

<b>“</b>What you call sin, I call the great spirit of love which takes a thousand forms.”<p>It’s a declaration of love that has endeared <b>Leontine Sagan</b>’s 1931 …

THE BYE BYE MAN: A Pointless Urban Legend Tale

Back in the ’90s, the craze for urban legend horror movies was at the top of the slasher films. The likes of <i>I Know What You Did Last Summer</i>, <i>Candyman</i>, …

Horror

Dinner With Dames: Dinner #6, With David Boxerbaum (Recap)

<b>Dinner with Dames Case File</b><p><b>Who</b>: <b>David Boxerbaum</b>, agent at Paradigm, & Cinefemme board, sponsorees, and volunteers – <b>Liz Hinlein</b>, <b>Michelle Kantor</b>, <b>Katie</b> …

Reality TV

THE OTHER HALF Trailer

An impressionistic and pained love story isn’t a unique premise for South by Southwest, which makes the strong festival reviews surrounding <i>The Other</i> …

Downton Abbey

Which Film Should Win Best Picture 2017?

This year’s selection of movies nominated for the Best Picture Oscar are a dazzling, varied group. There’s singing and dancing, aliens (though …

Dev Patel

GIRLFRIEND'S DAY: A Bittersweet Valentine's Day Gift In A Package With Potential

The latest Netflix Original Film, <b>Michael Stephenson’s</b> <i>Girlfriend’s Day</i> opens with <b>David Lynch</b> narrating a documentary about greeting cards. This …

Netflix Original