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The Queen of Cyber Cinema: An Interview with Lynn Hershman Leeson

January 31, 2011

Lynn Hershman Leeson discusses the dominant themes in her work, collaborating with Tilda Swinton, and her forthcoming riff on Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.

The Shadow Knows: A Jungian Guide to Film

January 28, 2011 | One Comment

A working knowledge of Jung’s concepts can greatly enrich your film-going experience.

Career Character: In Praise of Melissa Leo

January 26, 2011 | 5 Comments

Melissa Leo doesn’t look like anybody else; she is a character actor of the old school, and proud of it.

Sex, Obsession and Joan Bennett’s Outstretched Legs: “Scarlet Street”

January 24, 2011 | 3 Comments

One of Fritz Lang’s best films explores why some can only be turned on by sexual power games.

Noir Film Fest in San Francisco – Watch Noir on Fandor

January 21, 2011 | 3 Comments

How you can support film noir preservation with a subscription to Fandor.

A Noir Journey Into No-Woman’s Land: Ida Lupino’s “The Hitch-hiker”

January 21, 2011

A rare film noir directed by a woman, this dark thriller is no chick flick.

Watch Sundance Film Festival Selections on Fandor

January 20, 2011

Bring some of the Park City independent spirit to your own home.

The Tell-Tale Lens: Edgar Allan Poe in Early Cinema

January 19, 2011 | One Comment

Two film adaptations of Poe capture his trademark madness through innovative cinematic techniques.

Cinematic Madness, from “Dr. Caligari” to Leo Di Caprio

January 14, 2011

The dark psychological narratives of Black Swan, Inception and Shutter Island can all be traced to a silent era horror classic.

Chasing Down the “Winnebago Man”: An Interview with Ben Steinbauer

January 12, 2011

The hit documentary director on what it was like to track down “The Angriest Man in the World.”

Screaming Memes: “Winnebago Man” and the Cult of Anonymous Wonders

January 10, 2011

Over the past decade, a number of documentaries have explored one person’s obsession over someone who had no idea they’d left an impact on the other.

Photo Essay: Prisoners and Slaves, Then and Now: “The Trojan Women”

January 7, 2011

Euripides’s play The Trojan Women is over 2400 years old, and yet it speaks as relevantly to modern injustices as it did to suffering in ancient Greece. The play, which listens to a group of women …