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15 Extremely Underrated Films That Every Movie Buff Needs to See

The brilliant films of the last three decades that have fallen through the cracks of time.<p>There are so many films coming out at any given period that's it's impossible to keep track of them all. That's why we're always on the lookout for those diamonds in the rough, those films that speak to us and …

Morgan Freeman

Is ‘Dead Poets Society’ Ruining Our Schools?

Is 'Dead Poets Society' Ruining Our Schools?<p>Kevin Dettmar is hardly the first critic to take issue with <i>Dead Poets Society</i>, but he might be the first …

Today In Totally Adorable: Kids Reenacting The 2014 Best Picture Oscar Nominees

Stop what you’re doing right now and watch this video. The people at Cinefix and Mom.me have teamed up to recreate clips of this year’s Academy Awards Best Picture nominees by using adorable children, and it’s as wonderful as it sounds. Sometimes I don’t really like precocious kids because they try …

The Wind Rises

Listen up: Japan's Hayao Miyazaki, a world-class master at hand-drawn animation, is hinting that <i>The Wind Rises</i> may be his last full-length feature. …

"There Will Be Blood" winning a Cinematography Oscar®

Stranger by the Lake – review

This stunning psychological drama takes place in an atmosphere of frank homoeroticism, utterly without inhibition or taboo<p>Alain Guiraudie's L'Inconnu Du Lac, or Stranger by the Lake, is a stunning, confrontationally explicit psychological drama set at a French lakeside cruising spot for gay men. He …

Tips on Recording Sound Effects!

A Birder's Guide to Everything - Exclusive Clip - I Don't Really Have a Boyfriend

David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he …

James Franco supports Shia LaBeouf in New York Times piece

Following LaBeouf's eccentric recent performance art pieces, Franco writes that his work is 'worthy' • Shia LaBeouf: the master image transformer<p>The Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf has been performing a series of bold and strange public performances in recent weeks, from hiring a skywriter to …

The Wind Rises: a flight into Hayao Miyazaki's magic and poetry

All controversy aside, if this moving story of a pre-war airplane engineer is the animator's last film, it will be our loss<p>The Wind Rises, the new film from 72-year-old Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki, takes its title from a line in a Paul Valery poem ("The wind is rising! We must try to …

James Patterson Giving Cash to Independent Bookstores

<i>Editor's Note: James Patterson is giving cash to help the future of indies, the motivation of 'The Lego Movie' is questioned, and more in our Friday</i> …

"Departures" Wins Foreign Language Film: 2009 Oscars

"The Counterfeiters" Wins Foreign Language Film: 2008 Oscars

Evan Goldberg's 'Pulp Fiction' Live Read Celebrates Quentin Tarantino's Brilliant Film – /Film

There’s absolutely no need to touch <b>Quentin Tarantino</b>‘s <b>Pulp Fiction</b>. Built around an Academy Award winning screenplay, the film is pretty much perfect …

Russia security concerns intensify with U.S. warning to airlines

MOSCOW -- U.S. warnings that terrorists might try to smuggle explosives aboard Russia-bound flights have added to fears of attacks ahead of Friday's opening of the<p>Winter Olympicsin Sochi.<p>The<p>Department of Homeland Securityhas alerted airlines flying to Russia that they should be on the lookout for …