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The New York Film Festival, 28 September – 14 October, 2012

By Gary M. Kramer. Celebrating 50 Years, the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center showcased celebrities–from Nicole Kidman for The Paperboy (Daniels, 2012) to Denzel Washington, star of the closing night film Flight (Zemeckis, 2012). An international cast of filmmakers was also on hand–from Chile’s No (Larrain, 2012) to China’s Memories Look at Me […]

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CFP: Music & the Moving Image VIII

MUSIC & THE MOVING IMAGE VIII Conference at NYU Steinhardt: May 31-June 2, 2013 CALL FOR PAPERS The annual conference, Music and the Moving Image, encourages submissions from scholars and practitioners that explore the relationship between music, sound, and the entire universe of moving images (film, TV, video games, mobile media, and interactive performances) through […]

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Rasputin, the Devil and a Mummy: Hammer Classic Rereleases

By Cleaver Patterson. The prolific Hammer Films was a company which never ceased to amaze, both in its choice of subject and in the quality and quantity of its output. From the highs of their iconic takes on the haemoglobin drinking Count in Dracula (1958) and grotesque DIY surgery of their monster in The Curse […]

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The Master (2012)

By Jacob Mertens. Many times, a film is most compelling inside that beautiful moment of transport evoked by the flickering lights cast across a white canvas. Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master is not one of these films. The auteur’s latest demands a great deal of attention from the audience and offers only vague clarity of […]

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Forgotten Fincher: The Game of the Privileged

By Matthew Sorrento. By reissuing David Fincher’s The Game (1997), the Criterion Collection commits an act of outright auteurism. This film sits on the lower Fincher shelf, somewhere near Alien3 and Panic Room. The filmmaker’s come a long way – he now seems unflappable after his reflections on life/mortality in Benjamin Button, his swift media […]

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Looper (2012)

By Jacob Mertens. Imagine the breadth of daily life changed by a single important innovation: the ability to travel through time. In order to breathe life into this story, a writer must allow the detail of time travel to slowly distort the world around it as if dropping a pebble in a shallow pond. So […]

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Corman’s Poe and Male Hysteria in 60s Horror: A Revaluation

By Christopher Sharrett. This is an attempt at a brief revaluation of Roger Corman’s cycle of adaptations of the work of Edgar Allan Poe, which strike me as among the most significant contributions to the psychological turn of the horror film, equaling in intelligence and ambition, if not realized achievement, Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958) and Psycho […]

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Laurence Anyways

By Anna Arnman. Laurence Anyways is the 23-year-old Canadian Xavier Dolans third film as director and writer. His acclaimed previous films J´ai tué ma mere (I Killed My Mother, 2009) and Les amours imaginaires (Heartbeats, 2010) were partly autobiographical and Dolan also acted in them, but this time he follows from behind the camera his […]

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Compliance (2012): A San Francisco International Film Festival Review

By Janine Gericke. There are some movies that I refuse to watch. There are some things that I don’t need burned into my brain. Usually, that Black List consists of painful and uncomfortable things like Eli Roth’s torture porn oeuvre. Surprisingly, Compliance is far from torture porn. It doesn’t have gore. But it is one of the most […]

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