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Holiday Horror

You may or may not have know that Santa is an anagram for Satan. Well now you do, so keeping that in mind, let’s revisit one of our favorite holiday horror films, the 1984 Santa slasher, ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night.’ Read More »

The Sundance Schedule

The Sundance Film Festival may just be the best part of winter. Every January the international film community heads to Park City Utah for 10 days of screenings, swag and schmoozing. But this year the festival promises to get back to its roots with a season of “renewed rebellion.” While we can’t vouch for that yet, the festival announced its ... Read More »

Almodovar’s ‘Broken Embraces’

‘Broken Embraces‘, the latest from Pedro Almodovar, reunites the director with his muse, Penelope Cruz. The critically acclaimed film is currently playing in New York and opens in LA on Dec. 11–and this is one movie that we can’t wait to see. To celebrate ‘Broken Embraces’ we’re taking a look back at our coverage of the director. From artists paying ... Read More »

NYC: ‘After Hours’

Last week we told you about an art performance involving Martin Scorsese’s 1985 foray into comedy ‘After Hours‘. Back then, we couldn’t tell you the details of the piece, but now we can: artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and experimental composer/conductor Ari Benjamin Meyers sent 20 people to locations from the film where their adventures began.     The film tells the ... Read More »

Take our Word for It

Last night we saw an incredible, interesting, and at times, infuriating performance, K.85/K.62 by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Ari Benjamin Meyers, part of this year’s Performa series. We’re sworn to secrecy about what happened, because the performance “depends on mystery” as the program puts it, but we can say it’s a very unique take on two films — Martin Scorcese’s ‘After ... Read More »

David Lynch’s America

This clip of David Foster Wallace on Charlie Rose inspired us to revisit David Lynch’s 1986 surrealist noir thriller ‘Blue Velvet‘. In the film a young Kyle MacLachlan finds himself in the seedy underbelly of Lumberton, his seemingly idyllic America town. Along the way he encounters a steamy chanteuse played by Isabella Rossellini, and a violent, twisted thug with a ... Read More »

‘2012’ Destroys the Box Office, the World

This weekend, disaster-porn blockbuster ‘2012‘ destroyed the box office. To the tune of $225 million worldwide. And as we picked up last month, the film also manages to destroy some of the world’s most famous landmarks. Check out our play-by-play of the film’s trailer to see what iconic world monuments won’t make it to 2013. If you’ve already seen the ... Read More »

A.O. Scott: 10 Years at the Times

To be perfectly honest, we’re not the biggest fans of lists — whether they’re of the top 10, year-end or even the to-do variety. But in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine, film critic A.O. Scott reflects on a decade (well, almost) of reviewing films for the paper. And frankly we’re fascinated. From ‘My Dog Skip‘ to ‘Metropolis’, the critic ... Read More »

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