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Chet Baker, Choppy Waters: LET’S GET LOST

December 19, 2014
LETS GET LOST

LET’S GET LOST finds more than two sides to Chet Baker: ‘He was bad, he was trouble and he was beautiful.’

Conjuring ELENA

December 17, 2014
ELENA

Bringing the specters of the past back to life.

Mining the Classics

December 16, 2014

Trouble finds them: Peter Brook’s LORD OF THE FLIES and Roman Polanski’s TESS.

Presenting Thanhouser, the Greatest American Independent Studio of the 1910s

December 15, 2014
THANHOUSER STUDIO

The story of Thanhouser is the story of American cinema in the turbulent teens.

Postcards from the Cinema: UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES

December 13, 2014
UNCLE BOONMEE

No overacting, no weepy music, no camera movement–the crickets sing and an aging woman looks back at the people that once filled her life, knowing that soon she will be alone.

Bruno Dumont Reveals His Sense of Humor in LI’L QUINQUIN

December 12, 2014
LIL QUINQUIN

Dumont’s most humanist work falls into the lineage of TWIN PEAKS and the British mystery BROADCHURCH.

LITTLE FEET, Big Imprint

December 12, 2014
LITTLE FEET

Never grow old: LITTLE FEET is an imaginative hybrid of playtime and professional moviemaking that charms.

Special Effects: CRONOS and THE BLOB

December 9, 2014 | 2 Comments
THE BLOB

Wherever there is immortality, there’s someone who’s willing to do anything to get it.

Synced Up with A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS

December 5, 2014
A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS

Linking the physical with the metaphysical—and the trance sounds that go with it in A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS.

Jerzy Rose, by Any Other Name

December 2, 2014
SOME GIRLS NEVER LEARN

‘It’s different and it’s a good time:’ Jerzy Rose’s one-of-a-kind takes on men and women.

A Woman (and a Girl) Under the Influence

November 25, 2014

Pialat and Cassavetes are concerned with the ways a woman’s ferocious independence can alienate and even terrify those around her.

The Strange Innocence of THAT’S SEXPLOITATION!

November 21, 2014
THATS SEXPLOITATION

The quaintness of much vintage sexploitation is precisely its charm.