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In Theaters Now: Paris

In the latest film from Cedric Klapisch, ‘Paris‘, a young professional dancer (Romain Duris) find himself unexpectedly facing his own mortality. Watching the city through his window, he begins to see the different sides of Paris through the lives of his neighbors — the fruit seller, the woman at the bakery, a social worker, a dancer, an architect, a homeless ... Read More »

Meet Me in Trollhattan

Film i Vast, Trollhattan, Sweden

When you’re a Danish director afraid of flying, how do you go on location? Lars von Trier — the controversial director of ‘The Antichrist‘ — has found the answer in the small Swedish city of Trollhatten, just a short train (or a ferry and a car ride) away from his home in Copenhagen.   The city with the strange name ... Read More »

Creepy Cinema: Suspiria

Suspiria_DarioArgento

Dario Argento’s 1977 slasher flick ‘Suspiria‘ is one of the creepiest films of all time — and one of the most beautiful. It’s the last film ever developed at the Technicolor processing plant and ‘Suspiria’ oozes horror: the greens are more acidic, the reds bloodier and the shadows are among the creepiest ever captured on film, inspired by the rich ... Read More »

Finding Paradise: Bergman’s Fårö

Fårö, Sweden

The latest issue of style mag W celebrates director Ingmar Bergman‘s ties to the lonely and otherworldly isle of Fårö in the Baltic Sea. We loved the article so much, we thought we’d pay a visit to the place where he film some of his most iconic films, including ‘Persona‘, ‘Shame‘ and ‘Scenes From a Marriage‘, which was shot at ... Read More »

The Criterion Conversation: Part Three (On Location Edition)

Sony Center, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin

All week, we’ve been chatting with the Criterion Collection‘s Susan Arosteguy about Wim Wenders’ ‘Wings of Desire‘, the director’s cinematic return to his hometown, Berlin. At once heartbreaking and beautiful, Wenders’ portrait of Berlin captures a turbulent time in the nation’s history. It would take a time machine to get back to the Berlin depicted in the film — a ... Read More »

The Criterion Conversation (Part Two)

WINGScover

Last week we chatted with Criterion Collection producer Susan Arosteguy about the new Criterion edition of Wim Wenders’ homage to Berlin, ‘Wings of Desire’, which comes out November 3. We had so much to talk about — after all, Arosteguy has been with Criterion since the laserdisc days, working with directors like Wes Anderson and Richard Linklater and even the ... Read More »

The Criterion Conversation (Part One)

Bruno Ganz in 'Wings of Desire'

On November 3, the Criterion Collection releases the newest edition of Wim Wenders’ 1987 masterpiece, ‘Wings of Desire‘. Set in post-War, pre-unification Berlin, the film is tells the story of a pair of angels — played by Bruno Ganz and Otto Sander — cursed with watching over humanity, but never experiencing it. Until, that is, one falls in love with ... Read More »

Disaster Movie

Times Square, New York City

Yesterday we had a good laugh at the expense of the cast of ’2012.’ But a look at the film’s official trailer got us thinking … is no landmark safe from Hollywood effects people? Can you spot the ones that get destroyed in ’2012′? Let’s find them…after the jump.   Read More »

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