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Getting Schooled in Movies: Interview with Azazel Jacobs, Director of “Terri”

June 30, 2011
Momma's Man

Writer-director Azazel Jacobs grew up with film in his blood, and it shows in his new comedy starring John C. Reilly.

Essential Insights: Top Critics on “A Time for Drunken Horses”

June 29, 2011
A Time for Drunken Horses

Top insights on a rare film about life on the Iran-Iraq border.

Laugh and Splatter: The Hilarious Horror of “Body Melt”

June 27, 2011
Body Melt Philip Brophy

Splatter horror comedies are few and far between, but this one delivers the goods.

The Ultimate Cult Movie: Craig Baldwin’s “Mock Up on Mu”

June 23, 2011
Mock Up on Mu Craig Baldwin

A visionary tale where sci-fi technology meets New Age spirituality.

Strange Transmissions: Craig Baldwin’s “Spectres of the Spectrum”

June 22, 2011

This found footage sci-fi extravaganza is also a manifesto against media mind control.

Fighting for The Right to Copy: Craig Baldwin’s “Sonic Outlaws”

June 20, 2011

How a famous music copyright case still resonates with today’s mash-up media culture.

Essential Artifacts: Jonathan Rosenbaum on “David Holzman’s Diary”

June 17, 2011 | 2 Comments
David Holzmans Diary

Three objects of a single film that reflect on the past in a present tense.

Top Ten Films About Filmmaking, From Altman to Vertov

June 16, 2011
Peeping Tom Michael Powell

22 film critics pick the best movies about making movies.

The Best Films about Filmmaking: Personal Picks

June 16, 2011
Actress Center Stage Ruan Lingyu

Ballots of all 22 film critics who took part in our poll, with some special recommendations.

“David” in Real Life: Interview with L.M. “Kit” Carson

June 15, 2011 | 2 Comments
David Holzmans Diary

More stories behind the making of a low-budget classic.

Interview with Jim McBride, Director of “David Holzman’s Diary”

June 14, 2011 | One Comment

The man behind America’s first mockumentary shares how it came into being.

Essential Viewing: Diary for David Holzman Part 2: Getting to the “Real” Stuff

June 14, 2011 | 5 Comments
David Holzman's Diary

Video essay on “David Holzman’s Diary” and its impact on documentaries, reality TV shows, mockumentaries and YouTube video diaries.