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DAILY | Kubrick @ LACMA

October 31, 2012
Fear and Desire

Having toured Europe, a Stanley Kubrick exhibition makes its U.S. debut in Los Angeles. Also, Kubrick’s debut feature is out on DVD and Blu-ray and the full version of THE SHINING screens for the first time in the U.K. Updated through 11/1.

Video: Modern Underground Horror Awaits

October 30, 2012

Looking back at Damon Packard’s DAWN OF AN EVIL MILLENNIUM, the horror ‘trailer’ reads like a prescient manifesto on what shape horror’s second century mutations should take.

DAILY | James Gray, Films Maudits, and More

October 30, 2012
Rosemary's Baby

Plus, new releases on DVD and Blu-ray and news of projects in the works.

Video: Return of the Classic Zombie Movie

October 30, 2012

The blank-eyed stare, the slow walk, the curse, the rot: The greatest zombie movies have something both inhuman and superhuman to teach us.

DAILY | Bresson, De Palma, and More

October 29, 2012
It Always Rains on Sunday

Plus, Scorsese on Powell and Pressburger, new biographies of Raymond Chandler and Marilyn Monroe, a Halloween mini-roundup, a couple of lists, news, and more. Earlier: Adrian Martin‘s new book, Julia Loktev’s THE LONELIEST PLANET, and Viennale 2012. Also, remembering Anita Björk,, Kôji Wakamatsu and Yash Chopra. Updated: CLOUD ATLAS, Carax’s HOLY MOTORS, Spielberg’s LINCOLN, Zemeckis’s FLIGHT, and Mendes’s SKYFALL. See a full list of Daily entries here.

FRANKENWEENIE Warning: Films Within Films May Bring on Monstrous Results

October 29, 2012 | One Comment

On Frankensteins: Reconstitute, rinse, repeat? Tim Burton offers notes on how not to refresh a seasonal favorite.

DAILY | China, Iran, and Censorship

October 26, 2012

The state of independent Chinese cinema, an award for Jafar Panahi, and more.

The Big Ones: AURORA

October 26, 2012

Cristi Puiu poses a question with his post-communist epic: What is ‘Romanian time?’

DAILY | Viennale 2012

October 25, 2012
Fritz Lang

A Fritz Lang retrospective, Vishnevetsky on Terence Davies, and more reviews as they come in. Updated through 10/30.

Stanley Kubrick’s ROOM 237 and Ours

October 25, 2012
ROOM 237

Rodney Ascher and Tim Kirk talk about their nerve-rattling revisitation of Kubrick classic THE SHINING.


October 25, 2012
The Loneliest Planet

“The film’s giant in scope… But its dramas are claustrophobic.” Updated through 11/12.

DAILY | Anita Björk, 1923 – 2012

October 24, 2012
Anita Björk and Stig Dagerman

The renowned Swedish actress worked with Bergman and Sjöberg. Updated through 10/26.