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Biafra’s New School, Golden Age Bloopers, and Criterion Online

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  After all that shouting and scheming, EMI will not be selling Abbey Road Studios. (NYT)   Jello Biafra, singer of seminal L.A. punk band The Dead Kennedys, is now touring the country with his new band…wait for it… The Guantanamo School of Medicine. (Brooklyn Vegan)   Here’s a rarity, a blooper reel from Hollywood’s Golden Age including flubs by ... Read More »

100 Years of Kurosawa

Toshiro Mifune in Akira Kurosawa's 'Throne of Blood'

2010 marks more than just a new decade it’s also the centenary of famed director Akira Kurosawa. New York City’s Film Forum is celebrating with a four-week Kurosawa film festival, featuring 29 films — ranging from the 1950s classics Rashomon and Seven Samurai to the 1990 surrealist masterpiece Dreams. The series starts this Wednesday, January 6, and runs through February ... Read More »

Away to India: Shopping Delhi

A Mosque near Chandni Chowk, Delhi, India

Mira Nair is currently making movie news with ‘Amelia‘, the Hilary Swank-starring Amelia Earhart biopic that screened on opening night at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, but she really got her first taste of movie stardom as the director of 2001′s Monsoon Wedding.     The film was just re-released by the Criterion Collection, so let’s take a trip to ... 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)

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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 »

Music and Movies in the Catskill Mountains

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It’s a double whammy of double shots toady here at Museyon. That’s right it’s time for another dose of Film+Travel PLUS Music+Travel. This time we’re headed to the Catskills, the mountain range in New York State and the setting for All Tomorrow’s Parties, the awesome annual music festival curated by a different big-name artist every year. This year the Flaming ... Read More »

This Screening Goes Up to 11

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Calling all Berliners! Time to turn it up to 11. Tonight you can catch the mockumentary that started it all, 1984′s ‘This Is Spınal Tap,’ at the Freiluftkino Insel at Cassiopeia in Friedrichshain at 9 p.m. The site is in German, but it promises one funny evening under the stars. The film is part of the outdoor screening series that ... Read More »

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