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Video Essay Describes The Power of Props in Film

'Jealousy' a Garrel family endeavor to create art from loss

It seems like the stuff of deep, twisted psychodrama, a father casting a son to play a variation of his grandfather. Yet in the new film "Jealousy," such dynamics give way to something equal parts gentle and powerful, diffuse and insightful, in its resonant examination of the real costs of <i>la vie de</i> …

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Why We Travel: 8 Great Movies of Americans Abroad

<i>Editor's Note: Ellen Sussman is the nationally bestselling author of</i> The Paradise Guest House<i>,</i> French Lessons, <i>and</i> On a Night Like This, <i>as well as the</i> …

Crazed Hollywood Assistant Writes Ultimate Blind Item About Her STD-Ridden Former Boss

A former assistant wrote a tell-all in New York Magazine recently about what it was like working for an unnamed “Hollywood household name,” and it’s one of those stories where you’re not sure who’s crazier, the person it’s about or the person telling it.<p>The anonymous assistant describes going to …

This Video of a Couple Breaking Up Using Only Movie Titles Is Insanely Clever & Weird

POYKPAC Comedy<p>You know how some folks can practically hold an entire conversation using "Simpsons" quotes? The super-quippy people at POYKPAC Comedy came up with this video that shows a couple having an entire conversation using only movie titles. There isn't one word that isn't part of a movie …

10 Tracking Shots As Visually Impressive As The One On ‘True Detective’

It’s nice to know that ten months from now, we won’t have to rack our brains trying to think of our favorite TV scene of the year, because unless Dan Harmon reads my all-corgi <i>Community</i> spec script, it’s going to be the final six-minute sequence of Sunday’s <i>True Detective</i>. Danger’s ode is a …

Filmmaking By the Book: Jason Reitman's Labor Day

It’s not uncommon for certain filmmakers to be described as having a literary sensibility — in very different ways, Wes Anderson, Paul Thomas …

The Road Movie: A Modernist Journey into Postmodernism

The “road” story has existed in some form or another since the <i>Iliad</i> and the <i>Odyssey</i>, and though the road has transformed and the ride has evolved, …

9 Classic Christmas Movies That Transcend Generations

‘Tis the season to cozy up in front of the television and watch all those yuletide season films that collectively have come to be known as Christmas …

Top 10 martial arts movies

10. Once Upon a Time in China<p>The film that kick-started Hong Kong cinema's kung-fu renaissance and launched Jet Li towards a future of substandard western action movies. Its subject was already well known to local audiences: Wong Fei-hung was a real person: a turn-of-the-century martial arts master …

Why 'Die Hard' Is the Greatest Christmas Movie Ever Made

Fox<p>When you ask most people what their favorite holiday movie is, they'll usually trot out a genuine yuletide classic. Either a sentimental masterwork like "It's a Wonderful Life," or a more recent pick like "Elf" or "Home Alone" or "Love Actually." While there have been a whole bunch of Christmas …

Watch Jacob Gentry's Sci-Fi 'After the Disco' Shorts With Kate Mara and Anton Yelchin – /Film

The band <b>Broken Bells</b>, aka Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton and James “the Shins” Mercer, makes very cinematic music. For a video to accompany new material …

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Watch Cinematographers Roundtable With Barry Ackroyd, Sean Bobbitt, Bruno Delbonnel, Phedon Papamichael, and Stuart Dryburgh – /Film

The latest in the Hollywood Reporter’s series of filmmaker roundtables may be the most valuable to film fans interested in the nuts and bolts of …

Gospel of selfishness pervades American Christianity

The philosophers of greed now use Christianity as their cover story<p>Anyone who has worked in the restaurant business will be happy to tell you that waiters always fight each other to avoid working Sunday lunch shift. Not because they want to sleep in, but because it’s a widespread belief that the …

Alexander Payne: “There’s always humor to be mined in blindness”

The “Nebraska” director on the Midwest, actors without makeup, and why he loves characters who delude themselves<p>I don’t believe it’s hyperbolic to say that speaking with writer/director Alexander Payne about, of all films, “Nebraska,” is a dream interview. I was born in Payne’s hometown of Omaha, …

Why Intuit Founder Scott Cook Wants You To Stop Listening To Your Boss

Why do gigantic companies made up of insanely intelligent people make bad decisions? Because they rely on persuasion and PowerPoint, Cook says, not experimentation.<p>One thing that’s surprising about Scott Cook, the founder of Intuit, is that this intensely smart guy who’s become one of the most …

College librarian denies LGBT student use of school laptop because he looked feminine

“I was distraught, for one. And I was embarrassed because of the students that were behind me,” the student said<p>Florida Atlantic University senior Abdul Asquith just wanted to get some studying done, but was instead confronted with one university librarian's bigotry after she refused to loan him a …

Jazz Brice

Take This State And Shove It: The New Secession Movement

There's a big race right now to become the 51st state.<p>Forget traditional contenders like Puerto Rico. In several existing states, residents of less populous areas are hoping to create new states of their own.<p>Citizens in 11 mostly northeastern Colorado counties are among them. They'll vote on Nov. 5 …

10 Movie Remakes That Are Better Than The Original

Last week, Sony Pictures and MGM released its remake of horror classic "Carrie" starring Chloe Moretz and Julianne Moore.<p>While it may not be better than the 1976 original— it's tough to top the Oscar-nominated performances of Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie — there are plenty of remakes that have …

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“Big Sur” star Jean-Marc Barr: “I’ve been living Kerouac all my life. So there was nothing to play”

The actor talks to Salon about Twitter, celebrity, and why reading Kerouac made him skateboard more<p>Jack Kerouac has been the subject of more than a dozen films. However, most of these have concentrated on the years before and during "On the Road." In Walter Salles’ recent adaptation of Kerouac’s …

Austin Film Festival 2013: Where the Writer Is the Star

Austin has indisputably become a major hub for filmmaking and film fanaticism over the last few decades. South by Southwest, Fantastic Fest, and …

Emilia Clarke - in pictures

The star of Game of Thrones in an exclusive photo shoot for The Observer

Work Until You Die? More Middle Class Americans Say They Can Never Retire

Forget pushing retirement off a few years. A growing number of Americans believe they’ll be working until death.<p>An alarming 37% of middle class Americans believe they’ll work until they’re too sick or until they die.<p>Another 34% believes retirement will come at the ripe age of 80. Just two years ago …

Mondays: Directing First Time Actors, Shooting on Film, & What To Do When You Can't Find A Location!

MAN OF STEEL - Unseen Production Photos

The Hidden (And Not-So-Hidden) Commercial Appeal Of Spike Jonze

Just as there's a big difference between, say, David Foster Wallace and J.K. Rowling, film audiences view blockbusters as entirely separate from Oscar movies. The antics of the <i>Jackass</i> crew, which delivers its latest crass stunt showcase this week with the release of <i>Bad Grandpa</i>, seems to have …

Why Joaquin Phoenix is the Most Fascinating Actor Working in Film Today

Sporting his “Inherent Vice” shoulder-length hairstyle<br>and half-laced up boots, Joaquin Phoenix cut an intriguing figure at<br>this year’s New York Film …

Marlon Brando

Four Web Series Explore How (Not) to Make it in Hollywood

People don’t care about people behind the scenes of their favorite media. They care about stars: star actors, star producers and star directors. If …

TV

MoMA Appoints Film Critic Dave Kehr as Adjunct Curator in Department of Film

Longtime film journalist and critic Dave Kehr has been appointed by the Museum of Modern Art to be their Adjunct Curator in the Department of Film, …

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