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Their Eyes Were Watching You

May 12, 2015
TENANTS

If a century of movies has taught us anything about watching and being watched, it’s that we should be more careful.

The Orson Welles Bookshelf

April 29, 2015
WELLES READING

Exploring the life, the legend and the art of Orson Welles in a dozen notable books.

Ten Films that Succeed in Capturing the Drug Experience

April 19, 2015 | 3 Comments
WAKING LIFE

LSD, heroin, cocaine, mushrooms and…. telepathic cats.

In PixelVision: When Toy Cameras Grew Up

April 13, 2015 | 4 Comments
PXL2000

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

Trains: Demarcation, Dalliance, Destiny

April 11, 2015
WENDY AND LUCY

Symbols of modernity, nostalgia or doom, sometimes a crucible for love, fear or no-good, trains have proliferated in the motion pictures since that first locomotive pulled into La Ciotat station.

Crime Serials in the Silent Era

April 6, 2015
LES VAMPIRES

As contemporary television drives serial madness, we take a look at the brilliance of crime serials from a century past.

Celebrating the Six Percent: Women Filmmakers

March 2, 2015
CLIP

Defying categorization, pushing limits: A look at women film pioneers.

Growing Up Is Hard to Do

February 21, 2015
MOMMY

As BOYHOOD vies for big awards this weekend, we revisit the aesthetics of cinema’s bildungsroman.

IDA Leads Oscar’s Foreign Film Contenders

February 20, 2015

Taking a closer look at the top three films in the Academy’s Foreign Language Film category.

The ‘Alt’ Oscars: And Now, for the Nominees

February 19, 2015
DOGTOOTH

Giving key non-winning nominees their due, from 1980 to the present day.

The ‘Alt’ Oscars: Rectifying Midcentury Snubs

February 18, 2015 | 2 Comments
SCARLET STREET

Imagining a world that rights the wrongs of our ‘immortals,’ from 1930 to 1970.

The ‘Alt’ Oscars: The Silent Years

February 16, 2015 | 2 Comments

What if? Eight fantasy Oscars for the years before the Academy was born.