Destroy All Monsters: Pageantry's Responsibility To Morality At The Oscars

There are no two forces more fundamentally incompatible than lightweight moral outrage and Hollywood. In a way, we're already very well aware of this, eager to jump on Jared Leto for daring to besmirch his lion-tressed, doe-eyed acceptance speech with... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Preview: Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2014 Packs A Punch

The 19th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Unifrance Films' celebrated annual showcase of the best in contemporary French film, hits screens at The Film Society, the IFC Center and BAMcinĂ©matek in New... More »
  

Hooray For Hollywood! New Red Carpets and Old White People

The SWAT snipers are climbing down from the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum roof, traffic is resuming its normal sluggish flow at Hollywood and Highland (the 25-foot anti-blast wall now deconstructed) and soft sobbing and the repeated mantra... More »
  

Pretty Packaging: Take A Closer Look At The UK Release Of PERFECT BLUE

(Never judge someone with "multiple personality disorder" by her cover, or her other cover!) Josh just reviewed the new Blu-ray release of Satoshi Kon's Perfect Blue, and did a wonderful job describing its contents. But you might wonder what the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks OSCARS 2014!

Lots of Oscar talk for 2014, with several live hits recording during the ceremony, including my predictions about eventual winners (not too shabby) and a summation of the night's entertainment.2013 was a hell of a year, and as I say... More »
  

New To Netflix: Iceland, Oscars, Palme d'Or Winners, Cronenberg, And Cannibals

Have you finished binge-viewing House of Cards yet? This week's entry of New To Netflix is the usual grab-bag of independent and foreign fare, speckled award winners, some cult Canadian stuff, and a couple of remakes. We start at the 2013 Cannes... More »
  

Twitch Picks the 2014 Oscars

Love them -- for honoring the ostensible best-made movies -- or hate them -- for reducing an art form to an insufferably smug horse race -- the Academy Awards can inspire and provoke discussion about movies like nothing else. And... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Liam Neeson

At 61 years of age, you'd expect Liam Neeson to earn his money in serious acting dramas, picking up some extra cash with an action-y cameo or two in the next Expendables film. However, his output of the last few... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Paramount, Netflix And The End of the Physical World

It took me till the second- or third-last episode of the second season of Netflix's House of Cards to really look at the series' opening credits again. They show a Washington devoid of people, a faded mausoleum of formerly tangible... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

70s Rewind: AIRPORT, The Movie That Made Me Afraid to Fly

Look, not every flight can promise Liam Neeson will be on board as your personal air marshal, ready to kick ass as he foils an extortion plot, as in this week's Non-Stop. Without that assurance, anyone might be afraid to... More »
  

Yubari 2014 Preview: Twitch's Most Anticipated Movies

This Thursday sees the opening of the 2014 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival way up in the wintry climes of Hokkaido, Japan. Christopher O'Keeffe and I will be pulling on our long-johns and heading out into the snow to savour... More »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks POMPEII, 3 DAYS TO KILL, TIM'S VERMEER And THE WIND RISES

Kind of a dreary week, with the Pompeii failing to erupt and 3 Days To Kill a different kind of disaster. The Wind Rises hits theatres more widely, and while some adore this (last?) film by Myazaki I found it... More »
  

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Tsui Hark

This year on Full Disclosure we are focusing on a different celebrated filmmaker each month and getting ourselves better acquainted with their body of work. Last week, Hong Kong institution Tsui Hark celebrated his 64th birthday, and so in recognition... More »
  

Hooray For Hollywood! For Those About To Strike, We Salute You

Well, boys and girls, get ready for another writers' strike. The WGA and the AMPTP (The Alliance of Mot... uh, the studios and the networks, basically) just wrapped up two weeks of negotiations on the replacement of their existing agreement,... More »
  

TV Beat: HOUSE OF CARDS, Season 2 Brings The Pain And The Power

Collateral damage continues to pile up in Season 2 of House of Cards, which continues the story that began in Season 1 with nary a breath between. The series revolves around Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire Underwood... More »
  

Gallery: GAME OF THRONES The Exhibition

Labeled as a gift from HBO to the faithful followers, the Game of Thrones new exhibition kicked off yesterday in Mexico City and will last until Wednesday (2/19). However, there are no tickets left for today or the next three... More »
  

The Kids Talk Film: DUNE

Jodorowsky's Dune, in all its crazy ambition, may never have come into existence, but in the early 1980s, David Lynch, after turning down the job of directing the second Star Wars sequel, then titled Revenge of the Jedi, got the go ahead to make... More »
  

New To Netflix: HOUSE OF CARDS Or Bust!

This weeks entry of New To Netflix starts with the elephant (or should we say donkey?) in the room, the new season of House of Cards, which went up in its entirety on Valentine's day. However, we've got a number... More »
  

Documentary Fortnight 2014: MoMA's Annual Showcase Offers Innovative, Challenging, and Beautiful Films

The 13th edition of Documentary Fortnight, the Museum of Modern Art's annual showcase of documentary features, short films, and installations, screens from February 14-28. The wide-ranging, international selection, as always, is very impressive, featuring films that are innovative, beautifully made,... More »
  

Film Comment Selects 2014: Ecclectic Mix of Critics' Darlings and Rediscoveries

Each year, Film Comment Magazine holds a film series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, its selection of films assembled from festivals around the world by its esteemed editors. In its 14th year, Film Comment Selects 2014 consists of... More »
  
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