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Denzel Washington And Viola Davis Enter The Oscar Race With The ‘Fences’ Trailer

When the first trailer for <i>The Revenant</i> was released last year, it was immediately obvious that Leonardo DiCaprio was going to be nominated for an Oscar, if not win one. (Spoiler alert: He won, and now he can return to his home planet.) That same “this is going to be everywhere at the Academy …

Schlock & Awe: MIDNIGHT RUN is the Best Road Movie Ever

While I’ve spent most of my adult life watching movies that were made long before I was born, the films that came out when I was a child tend to be a …

Robert DeNiro

10 Movies Coming This Fall You Should Be SUPER Excited About

Usually, it’s the summer movies that have us all lining up at the box office, but this year, it seems like the typical “Summer Blockbuster” didn’t really happen. Movies didn’t seem to really hit this year, and with critics basically hating everything that came out (<i>Suicide Squad,</i> we’re looking at …

Movies

The 100 best films of the 21st century, according to 177 film critics

David Lynch’s narratively non-linear, néo-noir masterpiece <i>Mulholland Drive</i> has been named the best film of the 21st century to date by 177 film …

Richard Linklater

This camera promises to change the way we make movies

Just as the movie industry was getting used to the transition from celluloid to digital, up pops another technological revolution in the shape of a new breed of camera.<p>Lytro's new Cinema system is the highest resolution video sensor ever designed. Where existing cameras work by focusing light onto …

Chroma Keying

The meandering, sure-footed genius of “Thithi”

WHEN a small, unassuming film ambles into international festivals from an unlikely location—especially one marked by bucolic poverty—the jaded …

Martin Scorsese

London Fashion Week: Alexander McQueen Sheer Dresses Straight From Our Dreams

Nothing could have quite prepared us for the sheer beauty of the Alexander McQueen catwalk at London Fashion Week.<p>Sarah Burton took the trend for …

London Fashion Week

The Golden Generation

Why China’s super-rich send their children abroad.<p>On a crisp Sunday morning in November, Weymi Cho picked me up at my hotel, in downtown Vancouver, in her new car, a white Maserati GranTurismo with a red leather interior. She had slept only two hours the night before. A new karaoke machine had been …

Xi Jinping

Pizza Hut Savagely Trolled Kanye West's Tweet Storm About His Debt

He's always got a job at the Hut.<p>In case you missed it, rapper and self-proclaimed "creative genius" Kanye West went on another one of his insane Twitter rants earlier this week, and he had the audacity to complain about his debt. It didn't sit well with a lot of people.<p>Unsurprisingly, this pissed …

Pizza Hut

The Front Row: “The Wolf of Wall Street”

If it weren’t for Howard Hawks and Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant would be a charming footnote in the history of cinema. Great actors generally emerge through the transformative vision of great directors, and that’s certainly true of one of this year’s Oscar front-runners, Leonardo DiCaprio, a Best …

Wall Street

Will hacking nature protect us from climate change?

<b>(CNN) —</b> To avoid a global warming catastrophe by the end of the century, humans may need to actually hack the climate.<p>Whether you call it hacking, or "fiddling with the knobs in the climate system," or the less-imaginative "geoengineering," it revolves around this question: Can humans game the …

Climate Change

A Universal Basic Income Is The Bipartisan Solution To Poverty We’ve Been Waiting For

What if the government simply paid everyone enough so that no one was poor? It’s an insane idea that’s gaining an unlikely alliance of supporters.<p>There’s a simple way to end poverty: the government just gives everyone enough money, so nobody is poor. No ifs, buts, conditions, or tests. Everyone …

Income Inequality

‘Birth of a Nation’: Sundance’s Record-Breaking Remedy to #OscarsSoWhite

Acquired for a Sundance Film Festival record $17.5 million, Nate Parker’s dramatization of Nat Turner’s slave rebellion will be a major Oscar …

French master Philippe Garrel goes light with In The Shadow Of Women

Philippe Garrel, France’s ex-junkie film poet of doomed relationships and ghosts, has gone and made a comedy, or at least a movie that could pass for …

Brigitte Bardot

“The Hateful Eight”: Quentin Tarantino’s Playfully Adolescent Filmmaking

A crucial aspect of the modern cinema is its approach to the word. Classic talking pictures approached the text as a template or blueprint; the modern cinema takes the text as an object. In effect, the modern cinema—whether that of Marguerite Duras or Abbas Kiarostami, Frederick Wiseman or Jean …

Pulp Fiction

26 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2015

From the start, 2015 was ripe for world-changing innovation.<p>In early January, we saw Bill Gates drink clean water converted from sewer sludge and …

UC San Diego

The Five Most Important Business Stories of 2015

The past year was a tumultuous and fascinating one for corporations and the global economy. Here are five stories that stood out as especially significant.<p><b>Market Madness in China</b><p>When China’s stock-market bubble finally burst, this summer, sending global markets tumbling, it was a reminder that …

Stock Markets

Best movies of 2015

Our (lapsed) film critic Brian D. Johnson returns from making his own movie to produce a list of his favourite films of 2015<p>I wasn’t planning to make …

Kenneth Turan's DVD Pick of the Week: What's Old Is New

As the old year winds to a close, it's pleasure to highlight some new releases of some of the best films ever made on the theme of age and aging, both released in fine Criterion editions.<p>From Japan's Akira Kurosawa, best known for violent samurai films, comes 1952's moving and emotional "Ikiru," …

Obama Tells Jerry Seinfeld How He Blows Off Steam: ‘I Curse’

President Barack Obama drives a Corvette, drinks coffee, and talks about nothing with Jerry Seinfeld.<p>As he does at the beginning of every episode of …

“Son of Saul” and the Ungraspable Horrors of Auschwitz

To the extent that it’s a gloss on ideas from Claude Lanzmann’s “Shoah” and his later films, László Nemes’s first feature, “Son of Saul” (which opened December 25th), is a revealing alignment of symbolic gestures. To the extent that it’s an immediate cinematic experience, it’s a daring but …

Slavery

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

Mainstream Media

Forget Wi-Fi: You may soon access the internet via ordinary light bulbs

Light-speed internet may be upon us. A technology called “Li-Fi” uses light waves from ordinary LED light bulbs to deliver internet connectivity that that is cheaper, more secure and 100 times faster that broadband internet.<p>Velmini—a tech company in Tallinn, Estonia—is the first to test visible …

Wi-Fi

Russian film exposes the workings of North Korea's propaganda machine

Under the Sun shows behind-the-scenes coercion by government minders trying to construct an image of a ‘normal’ family<p>A new film on life in North Korea has caused a diplomatic row after the director used officially sanctioned shoots to demonstrate how the state manipulates its people.<p>Authorities …

North Korea

My Skinny Sister review – humour and compassion

A Swedish story of sisters bound by love, secrecy and jealousy is given insight and warmth by its director’s personal experience<p>Swedish writer/director Sanna Lenken describes her admirable debut feature as an attempt to “examine what it means to grow up as a young girl [and] be judged for the way …

Compassion

The 50 best gay movies: the best in LGBT film-making

Which movies are most beloved for the light they shine on lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans experiences? Which screen stories involving LGBT …

Film Review: ‘Violator’

With:Joel C. Lamangan, Victor Neri, Anthony Falcon, Timothy Mabalot, Andy Bais, RK Bagatsing, Julia Enriquez, Elizabeth Oropesa, Red Concepcion, Reji …

Horror

Your 2016 Oscars To-Do List

Bookmark this page now.<p>On January 14, 2016, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the nominees for this year's Oscars. This means you have a month and a half to watch every movie receiving buzz for the top prize. We've made it easy for you by compiling the 30 you can't …