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Film of the Week: Rabin, The Last Day

Director Amos Gitai gives himself just a few seconds’ worth of cameo in his Rabin, The Last Day. He’s seen as an officer present at a Tel Aviv police …

Tel Aviv

Film of the Week: Out 1

Jacques Rivette’s Out 1 is one of the legendary “impossible objects” of modern cinema, and for a long time was one of the great (almost) unseen films. …

Jorge Luis Borges

Film of the Week: Eisenstein in Guanajuato

The case of Peter Greenaway, which comes round every now and then, invariably proves to be a troubling one—not least for those of us who were once …

Day of the Dead

Deep Cuts: Sounding Out Blaxploitation

Some reading music: listen to this week’s special mix below. (See the full track listing.)

Black Caesar

Come this March, Anthology Film Archives will …

Deep Focus: Hail, Caesar!

Laughs arrive in Hail, Caesar! like the periodic whoosh of intermittent wipers. Whenever hazy ideas and half-fermented humor fog up the screen, a …

Coen Brothers

The Accidental Auteurist: Public Enemies

For more than half a century there has been a peculiar Mann effect in American critical predilections toward directorial careers. It all started …

Michael Mann

TREEHOTEL

We have featured the amazing Treehotel some time ago, since then they have added some new and unique treerooms to the spectacular retreat in Sweden. …

Sweden

Film of the Week: Anomalisa

Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman

Discussions of CGI have of late inherited a term that was first in use, I think, in the fields of robotics and then …

Terry Gilliam Reveals the Secrets of Monty Python Animations: A 1974 How-To Guide

Before he directed such mind-bending masterpieces as Time Bandits, Brazil and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, before he became short-hand for a …

Animation

Terry Gilliam’s Lost Animations from Monty Python and the Holy Grail Are Now Online

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Monty Python and the Holy Grail and as the group has always been upfront about shamelessly milking their fans …

Terry Gilliam

Watch David Bowie & Annie Lennox in Rehearsal, Singing “Under Pressure,” with Queen (1992)

It’s common to feel like we know our artists, writers, musicians, actors… we want so badly to touch their lives in some way, as their lives touch …

David Bowie

Download 650 Soviet Book Covers, Many Sporting Wonderful Avant-Garde Designs (1917-1942)

Americans like to pride ourselves on the numerous ways our pop culture penetrated the Soviet Union and seduced its youngsters, sending them to bed …

Cool Stuff

Another announcement for next week: Leica X-U Typ 113 camera

In addition to the three new M lenses, there will be another Leica announcement next week for the X-U Typ 113 waterproof and shockproof camera. Stay …

Cameras

Interview: McLaren Automotive Chief Designer Robert Melville

by Michael Frank

McLaren is a race car company that has slowly morphed into making cars for consumers. The present-day voices behind the iconic British brand might shed a softer light on this transition, but like Ferrari before it, the driving force for McLaren until recently was Formula One racing. …

Supercars

3sixteen + Herman Miller : A special project resulting in a majestic custom Eames lounge chair and ottoman

LES-based raw denim fiends 3sixteen advocate skilled craftsmanship and longevity—which is why they often post photos of their customers' faded, worn-in jeans after years of use. Thus, their special collaboration with design manufacturer Herman Miller makes perfect sense, as there's a shared …

Furniture

Timmerhuis, Rotterdam: The iconic building reimagined by architects, city government, a construction firm and a car company

The Dutch city of Rotterdam is perhaps the perfect place for an architect who wants to explore what can be done in the field of green housing. Rotterdam—which was bombed heavily during the Second World War—has little architectural heritage to protect. This led to a slew of new, innovative buildings …

Rotterdam

Dom Vetro + Cardinal Motors' DV R100/7 Collection: The eyewear brand and custom bike shop rebuild a 1978 BMW to launch their collaborative line of riding accessories

Drawing upon their shared appreciation for meticulously designed and crafted goods, luxury eyewear company Dom Vetro and Chad Hodge—the founder of Brooklyn-based custom motorcycle shop Cardinal Motors—teamed up to rebuild a 1978 BMW R100/7 motorcycle. Dubbed the DV R100/7, the bike has been …

BMW

Deep Focus: The Revenant

“We are obsessed with technique, hag-ridden by Facts, in love with information,” the seminal cultural critic Dwight Macdonald complained about his …

The Revenant

Review: Carol

A pair of gray suede gloves abandoned on a department store counter; a small 35mm still camera obscuring a woman’s face except for her eyes; an …

Link About It: The Abandoned Architecture of China's Largest "Ghost City"

Widely known as China’s largest “ghost city,” Ordos, Inner Mongolia boasts all the attributes of a modern metropolis—world-class architecture, high-rise condominiums, cultural institutions and more. And yet, there's no one there to occupy it. Rapidly developed by the government in the late ‘90s, …

Architecture

Best Movies of 2015

A note on the poll’s workings: over 100 North American colleagues ranked their favorites in two categories: 1) those that received theatrical runs …

Interview: Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson | Anomalisa

Charlie Kaufman’s return to directing, accomplished with the help of animator Duke Johnson of Starburns Industries, unfolded for me as a kind of …

Best Undistributed Films of 2015

1. Right Now, Wrong Then
Hong Sangsoo, South Korea

2. Chevalier
Athina Rachel Tsangari, Greece

4. The Academy of Muses
José Luis Guerín, Spain

5. Don’t

Film of the Week: 45 Years | Andrew Haigh

British writer-director Andrew Haigh made his name with his second feature, the realist gay romance Weekend (11), about the beginning of a …

The Best Films of 2015

Rejoice, o ye year-end list obsessives! Digital editor Violet Lucca sat down with senior editor Nicolas Rapold, contributing editor and New York Film …

Essential Films: Bridge of Spies

“I didn’t give them anything,” says Francis Gary Powers (Austin Stowell), the downed U-2 spy-plane pilot captured by the Soviets, to James B. Donovan …

Leica Q3 camera concept design

Check out this Leica camera concept design from tolgatuncerlab.com:• Big and sharp 4.4 MP EVF unit with magnification ratio of 0.77x
• Fixed Summilux Lens …

Concept Design

MUJI Launches Minimalist Prefab Homes

Thanks to minimalist all-stars MUJI, a weekend getaway home might not be too far of a stretch. The brand launched a trio of small prefab homes, …

Prefab Homes

The Konost full frame digital rangefinder camera project is still alive | Leica News & Rumors

Expect some updates soon on the full frame digital rangefinder camera project from Konost (more information available here):

Many have asked on social …