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The 10 Baddest Police Officers On Film

<i>Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson (Filth, 2013)</i><p>Jon S Baird's funny, frenetic adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel is a cracking comedy-drama about the wrong arm of the law. James McAvoy gives the performance of his career as the bigoted, bipolar, drug-guzzling Detective Sergeant who turns his …

Robin Hood

Palestinian Authority cracks down on lawlessness in the West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank – The Palestinian Authority has launched a security crackdown after a wave of lawlessness in West Bank cities.<p>Hundreds of masked special forces, dressed in black and armed with machine guns, were dispatched Wednesday to the northern city of Jenin in a show of force, according to …

An Icon, A Detail: Stanley Kubrick's Duffle Coat

<b>From Lolita</b> to <i>A Clockwork Orange</i> to <i>The Shining</i> to <i>Eyes Wide Shut</i> (just to name a few), Stanley Kubrick was a master of the moving frame. Few directors in film history have garnered as much acclaim as Kubrick, and decades later his movies still remain both cult and critical classics. From behind his …

Why Aren't We Reviving the Good '90s Music?

<b>"Hey everyone, good news, Prodigy is back!"</b> is basically, well, something no one ever said.<p>The '90s nostalgia train keeps chugging and, yes, Prodigy <i>is</i> back, though this shouldn't come as a surprise what with the influx of EDM, general panic about MDMA, and the fact that Miley basically <i>was</i> that guy …

10 Films To Watch Before & After ‘Gravity’

10 Films To Watch Before & After 'Gravity'<p>Sitting in the dark, holding your breath throughout <b>Alfonso Cuarón</b>’s terrifying, beautiful “<b>Gravity</b>,” it can …

George Clooney

You've Never Seen Pi Like This

Nerdfeast!<p>Science artist Martin Krzywinski has turned the infinite randomness pi—and other mathematical constants—into a thing of visual beauty. Krzywinski, building on images created by Cristian Ilies Vasile, has compiled a series of eye-catching circular diagrams based on relationships between …

Mathematics

The 10 Best Things Harvey Weinstein Said at His Zurich Film Festival Masterclass

Harvey Weinstein took a break from campaigning for this year’s slate of Weinstein Company award hopefuls to take part in a Masterclass at the still …

Film Festivals

“Captain Phillips”: A disturbing celebration of American military power

<b>Tom Hanks in "Captain Phillips." (Columbia Pictures)</b><p>Tom Hanks gives a powerful performance, but this real-life pirate adventure is uncomfortable and unpleasant<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>September 30, 2013 11:01pm (UTC)<p>Considered on its most obvious merits, “Captain Phillips” – which opened the New York Film …

Dave Eggers on the 1990s, the Decade That Began With Hope and Ended Just Before The Fall

The decade started with a series of miracles. Affronts to justice and human dignity, which for decades seemed as unchangeable as the distance to the moon, suddenly were no more.<p>The first seemed impossible. Nelson Mandela had been in prison for 27 years. The world had a right to assume that he, and …

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Hilarious Illustration Combines Scenes from ‘Titanic’ and ‘The Ten Commandments’

In “Kings of the World”, artist Eric Yahnker combines Charlton Heston’s climactic scene from <i>The Ten Commandments</i> (1956) with Leonardo DiCaprio’s …

What Hooked Us on Breaking Bad

Walt is the drug, but Jesse is the pusher<p><i>This week, an all-</i>Breaking Bad <i>special issue!</i><p><b>"The real city, one might say,</b> produces only criminals; the imaginary city produces the gangster," critic Robert Warshaw once wrote. "He is what we want to be and what we are afraid we may become."<p>The …

REVIEW: Narco Cultura – Of Drugs, Murder, and Polka

<b>Drug Murders and Murder Ballads</b><p>I left Shaul Schwarz’s documentary about Mexico’s raging drug war and the peculiar musical genre that it has spawned feeling drained and somewhat hopeless. Is that Schwarz’ fault? Does he have a duty as a documentarian to make learning about a hopeless situation seem …

Associated Press News

Follow Your Nose: Five Small-Batch Colognes to Try Now

From the factory to the olfactory.<p>Look on your bookshelf, in your armoire, wherever you stash your toiletries. We’d bet a shiny buffalo nickel you’ve …

Glowing Silhouettes of Strangers in Chicago

Chicago-based Japanese photographer Satoki Nagata captures spectacular portraits of strangers for his ongoing series titled <i>Lights in Chicago</i>. The collection of images, which the photographer has been accumulating for over two-and-a-half years, present almost ghostly silhouettes of people walking …

Samuel L. Jackson Gets Candid On: White Filmmakers/Black Stories, ‘Django,’ Spike Lee, More…

Samuel L. Jackson Gets Candid On: White Filmmakers/Black Stories, 'Django,' Spike Lee, More...<p>As I said in a <b>Lee Daniels post yesterday</b>, as an …

Parents End Mosque Field Trips Because "Pushing Tolerance" Is Bad

Thanks to the watchful stepfather of a Henderson High School student in Hendersonville, Tennessee, teachers will no longer be “pushing Islamic …

Religion

The Alien Cult that Hacked British TV

A British TV station was beginning its local newscast on the night of November 25, 1977. In the broadcast studio, nothing unusual happened. But in …

What Causes Pimples?

Did you know that the location of your blemish can tell you how it got there in the first place? Beautylish got the lowdown on "pimple geography" …

Israeli troops scuffle with EU diplomats

Israeli troops have been accused of manhandling a group of European diplomats as they tried to hand out tents to Palestinian Bedouins whose West Bank homes were destroyed by the army.<p>The troops used force to disperse the diplomats who had accompanied aid workers to the village of Makhul in the …

Beauty Survival Guide

Don't have a dermatologist on speed dial? We enlisted some of the top skin experts to answer your questions<p><b>Q: I can feel a pimple brewing, but it hasn't surfaced yet. How can I prevent it? —Kate Goodwin, 24, Charlottesville, Virginia</b><p><b>THE EXPERT:</b> Sonya Dakar, founder of Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic in …

Stephen King Loses His Blood

Who'd have thought the sequel to The Shining would be so tender?<p><i>Published in the September 2013 isssue</i><p><b>In the first few pages</b> of <i>Doctor Sleep</i> (Scribner, $30, out September 24), Stephen King's sequel to 1977's <i>The Shining,</i> the fear takes no time rushing back. Here's eight-year-old Danny Torrance — just …

How to Succeed in Business: 6 Tips From IFP Keynote Speaker Glen Basner

To introduce FilmNation CEO and IFP Film Week Filmmaker Conference keynote speaker Glen Basner, producer and IFP Board member Anthony Bregman gave …

Sweaters

How Often Do Mass Shooters Die In Their Attacks?

Almost half of mass shooters die during the attack, but certain factors raise the likelihood of that happening.<p>Details are starting to emerge in the aftermath of yesterday's deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in D.C., a military administrative headquarters. Though at first, authorities …