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Harold Lloyd: The Silent Era’s Underdog

April 20, 2015
SPEEDY

Harold Lloyd was a master at playing the plucky underdog trying to win The Job and The Girl—both onscreen and off.

The ‘European Valentino’s’ Directorial Wonder

April 16, 2015
KEAN

To understand how he might have been given carte blanche as a first-time director, you’d need to grasp the cultural juggernaut Ivan Mosjoukine had become.

In PixelVision: When Toy Cameras Grew Up

April 13, 2015 | 3 Comments
PXL2000

A look back at the greatest films made with a low-tech tool created for children.

Ray Dennis Steckler: ‘Goof on the Loose’

April 12, 2015 | One Comment
MIXED UP ZOMBIES

When he passed away from heart failure in 2009, cinema lost a willfully marginal, prankish and distinctive personality.

Are Matt Cimber’s Burning Embers Still Hot?

March 23, 2015 | 2 Comments
HUNDRA

What could possibly connect the dots between early seventies softcore sexploitation, mid-seventies blaxploitation and late-seventies giallo horror?

Love Gone Wrong—the Right Way

March 3, 2015
ORPHEUS

Passion burns bright in SENSO and ORPHEUS.

Forever Young with A HARD DAY’S NIGHT

February 27, 2015
A HARD DAYS NIGHT

A HARD DAY’S NIGHT’s lighter-than-air jauntiness makes 1964’s other big-screen entertainments look as cumbersome as military tanks next to a pogo stick.

On Oscar’s Best Actresses: Here and There, Then and Now

February 17, 2015
AUTUMN SONATA

With so little Hollywood product catering to (or featuring) women in lead roles, the Academy’s Best Actress nominees leave plenty of room to roam.

More than 50 Shades of Grey?

February 14, 2015
EDEN AND AFTER

A Valentine’s Day look at off-grid attractions.

From GANJA AND HESS to Spike Lee’s DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS—and Back Again

February 9, 2015
GANJA AND HESS

Anything but a standard boobs- and fangs-bearing vampire flick, GANJA AND HESS is digressive, experimental, ambiguous, poetical, educated and fascinating.

So Right, It’s WRONG

January 2, 2015
WRONG

Dupieux’s movies affirm that the medium is still a place that can accommodate pranksters, dreamers and weirdos.

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.