José Raposo

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Movie Studios Ask Google To Remove Links To Free Movie About Pirate Bay

The documentary TPB AFK is available for free via BitTorrent.<p>Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, movie and TV studios can send requests to …

Video: What is neorealism? | Sight & Sound

<i>Web exclusive</i><p>The Sight & Sound Deep Focus season <b>The Roots of Neorealism</b> ran at BFI Southbank 1 May-6 June 2013.<p>“The only great problem of cinema …

Filmmaking

“Frances Ha” and the Pursuit of Happiness

If pain is a reliable measure of truth, then Frances, the protagonist of Noah Baumbach’s new film, “Frances Ha” (played by Greta Gerwig, who also co-wrote it)—who sets herself adrift in the stream of time and gets caught in a waterfall—is utterly <i>dans le vrai</i>. Frances is a twenty-seven-year-old …

The Electronic Book, circa 1995

It’s easy to forget these things, so here’s the description for the electronic “hypertext edition” of rhetorician Richard Lanham’s collection of …

Kevin Smith’s ‘Clerks 3’ Script Is 137 Pages Long, Says It Will Be The ‘Empire Strikes Back’ Of The Series

Kevin Smith's 'Clerks 3' Script Is 137 Pages Long, Says It Will Be The 'Empire Strikes Back' Of The Series<p>After first teasing that “<b>Clerks 3</b>” would …

Movies

'Great Gatsby' box office is Fitzgerald's Hollywood validation

Literary scholars and film experts will debate whether F. Scott Fitzgerald would have embraced or abhorred a big-budget 3-D version of "The Great Gatsby." (Baz Luhrmann has speculated that the author, a famous showman, might have liked it.) But there's one thing Fitzgerald almost unequivocally …

Box Office

Sasha Grey to Participate in Rally Across Russia

The ex-porn star will drive a Russian sedan once tested by President Vladimir Putin.<p>MOSCOW -- Ex-porn star <b>Sasha Grey</b> is coming to Russia on May 15 to …

13 Films We’re Excited To See at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival

13 Films We're Excited To See at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival<p>The 2013 edition of the Cannes Film Festival kicks off this Wednesday with the …

Cannes Film Festival

Charlie Kaufman To Co-Direct Animated ‘Anomalisa,’ Jennifer Jason Leigh & David Thewlis Among Voice Cast

Charlie Kaufman To Co-Direct Animated 'Anomalisa,' Jennifer Jason Leigh & David Thewlis Among Voice Cast<p>It’s funny how the complaints subside if a …

Animation

Seitz: How to Direct a TV Drama

Cinema is a medium. Television is an appliance. Cinema is art. TV is product. Cinema is driven by directors. Television is driven by writers and …

'Girls,' 'Game of Thrones' Win BAFTA TV Awards

UPDATED: The New York comedy-drama "Girls" takes home the international plaudit at the ceremony in central London.<p>LONDON -- <b>Lena Dunham</b> and <b>Judd</b> …

American Cinematheque to celebrate the late Roger Ebert

Thumbs up to the American Cinematheque.<p>The independent, nonprofit cultural organization is paying homage to the Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic Roger Ebert with a new film series, "The Great Movies: A Tribute to Roger Ebert."<p>The influential critic, who had written for the Chicago Sun-Times …

Roger Ebert

"In the words of my father... Oxnard." - Ghoulardi

For the average auteurist critic, deconstructing an opaque work like Paul Thomas Anderson's THE MASTER (2012) tends to involve making connections to …

Realism(s) #28, or: it's everything you can't say

Ebert's last interview: A letter from Ramin Bahrani | Interviews

Dear Roger,<p>You emailed me the questions to this interview on March 15, 2013. In your March 16th reply to my email, you said: <i>The piece will go out to</i> …

A Man Escaped: Quintessential Bresson

Robert Bresson’s <i>A Man Escaped</i> (1956) is generally considered one of the greatest prison-break movies ever made. It was inspired by the story of André …

Google tells Sweden that “ungoogleable” is not a word

Sweden defines the term as anything that cannot be found on a search engine<p>In 2002, "google" was so entrenched in our vernacular that it became the "most useful word," according to the American Dialect Society. In 2006, it was awarded entry into the Oxford English and the Merriam-Webster Collegiate …

“Wrong”: A demented, surrealist near-masterpiece

A lost dog, a psychic guru, a poop-hunting detective and severe sexual confusion combine in the demented “Wrong”<p>Surrealism is one of those terms that gets thrown around a lot, often without much sense of what it originally meant. Any movie or TV show that includes a dream sequence or fantasy where …

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Outer Space Wake-Up Call (MP3)

Asked in a SoundCloud.com interview, “What is your favorite sound and why?” the musician <b>Jared Brickman</b> responded, “The bottom octaves of a piano. You …

Badlands: Misfits

<i>“I call myself The Misfit . . . because I can’t make what all I done wrong fit what all I gone through in punishment.”<br>There was a piercing scream</i> …

Malick and the Art of the Voice-over

A distinctive trait of the films of Terrence Malick is the artful way they employ narration. Sometimes the voice-over is dreamy (Sissy Spacek’s in</i> …

Monsieur Verdoux: Sympathy for the Devil

<i>If there is any sympathy for Verdoux, it is to understand crime and the nature of crime. I’d sooner understand it and the nature of it than condemn</i> …