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Stars of the Elevator: EASY LISTENING Legends

August 27, 2010

Pamela Corkey’s indie feature Easy Listening unabashedly embraces one of the most unhip musical movements of the 20th century.

Left Behind By an Economic Miracle: MADE IN CHINA

August 24, 2010

Jean Yves Cauchard’s eye-opening documentary asserts, “There is no economic miracle in China.”

A Lovecraft Classic, Told with Silent Words: THE CALL OF CTHULHU

August 20, 2010

H.P. Lovecraft’s clammy, paranoid tales of ancient horrors come to life generally defy straight adaptation.

Roman’s Holiday: Polanski in ZEMSTA

August 17, 2010

The exiled auteur shines playing the lead for his old mentor.

Classrooms, Quips, Cuts and Cues: 4 Must-see moments in SURVIVING DESIRE

August 11, 2010 | 2 Comments

Hal Hartley shows us how to survive a student mutiny, pitch woo in bookstores, and dance to the music in one’s head.

Rediscovering the Voice of a Talent Lost Too Soon

August 9, 2010

In Sudden Manhattan, Adrienne Shelly seems to reflect on the meaning of her death a decade before the fact.

Dark Histories in Mediterranean Splendor: A TALKING PICTURE

August 4, 2010

101 year-old director Manoel de Oliveira casts a deceptively calm gaze on the relics of Western civilization.

The Wit and Wisdom of an African Master

August 3, 2010

Djibril Diop Mambety died at only 53 years old, having made only seven films. But he helped put African cinema on the map.

Video: Scorsese on Satyajit Ray

August 1, 2010

Marty shares what it was like to discover the Indian master on New York local TV in the 50s.