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Essential Viewing: Forget 3D, Have a Look at 6D

August 31, 2011

The movie industry’s fickleness with its multi-billion dollar attempts at innovation couldn’t be more different than the simple wonders of an astonishing fan video.

Roger Ebert on His New iTunes App and the Legacy of Steve Jobs

August 30, 2011
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Steve Jobs may be winding down his storied tenure at Apple, but Roger Ebert has just gotten started.

Powerful Expressions in the Dark: Arthur Robison’s Warning Shadows

August 29, 2011

Warning Shadows is both the perfect example and the supreme synthesis of the entire movement of Expressionist cinema.

A Cyborg Sent to Conquer the Screen: Tilda Swinton

August 26, 2011 | 2 Comments

Lynn Hershman Leeson’s Teknolust may just be the definitive Swinton film.

Declaring !WAR on the Art World: Interview with Director Lynn Hershman Leeson

August 25, 2011
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Lynn Hershman Leeson shares her journey in telling the epic story of the women’s art revolution.

The Poetic Progress of Lee Chang-dong, Korea’s Elite Director

August 25, 2011

POETRY, the latest from Korean director Lee Chang-dong’s, exemplifies his penchant for putting characters under ferocious pressure.

Connecting to the Essence of Things: The Screenwriting Brilliance of Poetry

August 24, 2011
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Poetry is a well-crafted detective story with its own unusual sense of mystery.

Essential Viewing: Manohla Dargis on Poetry

August 23, 2011
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A video inspired by some of the best writing on Poetry.

Essential Insights: Top Reviews of Poetry

August 22, 2011
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Unanimously praised by criics, “Poetry” inspires some exceptional prose insights.

Afraid of the Dark and Loving It: Guillermo del Toro’s Idol, H.P. Lovecraft

August 19, 2011

In “Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown,” talking heads candidly discuss horror writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft, whose life and work – including hugely influential stories like “At the Mountains of Madness” and “The Call of Cthulhu” – are treated by his acolytes like the stuff of cult lore.

What American Indie Film Can Learn from China, and Six Ways to Start

August 18, 2011 | 10 Comments

An award winning producer shares provocative thoughts on the real meaning of “independent” in independent film.

Swiss Mix: Eclectic Highlights from the 2011 Locarno Film Festival

August 18, 2011
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The Festival del Film Locarno is one of the longest-running film festivals in the world, though by no means among the most recognized.