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On Looking Into Tarkovsky's Mirror. I just watched Tarkovsky's 1975 film The Mirror for the first time as an adult, basically; when I saw it in college, I had no clue and was bored out of my gourd by it.

On Looking Into Tarkovsky's Mirror

In fact, for a long time, I'd conflated it, burning houses and whatnot, with The Sacrifice. Anyway, the largely plotless, highly autobiographical film is a memory-like collage of documentary footage and vignettes set in disparate time periods. When I say, plotless, though, I mean it's a movie about a guy who spent ten years trying to make a movie about his childhood purely as an excuse to show the awesome scenes of a Soviet military balloon from the Spanish Civil War. Lars and the Real Girl (2007) Sex on the beach: a brief history of Cannes and erotic cinema. The posters, the trailers, the teaser trailers, and the teaser-posters are all emerging.

Sex on the beach: a brief history of Cannes and erotic cinema

5 horror movies so gruesome, the makers were investigated for cruelty and murder. 7 Movies That Do BDSM Better Than ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ The cold-blooded killer kept getting fired, kept threatening coworkers, and kept claiming he was the real victim.

7 Movies That Do BDSM Better Than ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Vester Lee Flanagan claimed in a suicide note Wednesday that June’s massacre of black parishioners at a South Carolina church was “the tipping point” that sent him on the path to murdering two journalists on live television Wednesday. But in court papers and interviews with The Daily Beast, former colleagues describe Flanagan as a problematic employee, who was repeatedly reprimanded for his harsh treatment of coworkers, and complained racism was behind harsh evaluations of his work. “He just had a history of playing the race card,” former WTWC anchor Dave Leval told The Daily Beast. Akira Kurosawa’s 100 Favorite Films. The 20 Movies We'll Wait in the Cold to See at Sundance. The Sundance Film Festival is a wonderful celebration of nearly every kind of film imaginable.

The 20 Movies We'll Wait in the Cold to See at Sundance

Drone Captures Breathtaking Footage Inside The Worlds Largest Cave. Alex Garland on Ex Machina: ‘I feel more attached to this film than to anything before’ There is something of the recluse about Alex Garland, even though – objectively – he is prolific, even ubiquitous, if you know where to look.

Alex Garland on Ex Machina: ‘I feel more attached to this film than to anything before’

His output since he wrote The Beach in the mid-90s has encompassed another novel, a novella, a handful of film screenplays and shifts on a couple of video games. He has just completed his directorial debut, a sci-fi thriller called Ex Machina. Irvine Welsh – American Psycho is a modern classic. American Psycho is one of the greatest novels of our time.

Irvine Welsh – American Psycho is a modern classic

Since its publication, its petulant, unerring and uncompromising face-off with this age has the effect of making most serious literary works seem obscured by an unedifying veil of sophistry. It is one of the two zeitgeist pieces of fiction that defined America at the end of the last century and the start of this one, the other being Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club. Dez filmes inspirados no teatro. Na semana de estreia do filme ‘Miss Julie’, adaptação de uma peça de Strindberg, propomos um olhar por dez filmes que tiveram também como ponto de partida um texto criado para o teatro.

Dez filmes inspirados no teatro

Texto: JOÃO LOPES A estreia de Miss Julie, o filme de Liv Ullmann que adapta a peça de August Strindberg, relançou a fascinante questão das relações cinema/teatro. Em boa verdade, a categoria “filme-adaptado-de-peça-de-teatro” não é coisa linear — afinal de contas, Casablanca (1942) nasceu de um argumento inspirado numa peça que nunca tinha sido representada em palco… Mas é um facto que há filmes em que a coabitação com o teatro surge como elemento decisivo para a concepção do espaço, a organização narrativa e, no limite, a especificidade dramática da acção. Eis uma dezena de títulos, por ordem cronológica, que talvez nos ajudem a (re)lembrar que o cinema se pode intensificar e, numa certo sentido, reinventar através de palavras que foram escritas para outro domínio de expressão.

Youtube. Looking back at Richard Linklater's A Scanner Darkly. Across a range of novels and short stories, written at a furious rate before his tragic death in 1982, Philip K Dick effectively created his own literary genre.

Looking back at Richard Linklater's A Scanner Darkly

It was no less than his version of science fiction, full of futuristic drugs, paranoia, technology, hidden planes of existence and enigmatic characters. It was a sad twist of fate that Dick barely got to see the full extent of his fiction's cultural reach. Linklater: On Cinema and Time – a short film – Aeon Film. Gattaca: Quotes: Vincent. Like Someone in Love (2012) Sundance's Science Fiction Hit The Signal Finally Gets a Trailer.

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On the Movie Set of Director Ilya Khrzhanovsky's Dau. 16 Retro Posters Depict The Interiors Of Classic Films. From Darth Vader’s Death Star to the haunted hotel of The Shining, the interior spaces depicted in films are as important as the characters who inhabit them. In his latest illustration series, “Archiset,” cinephile and architect Federico Babina depicts the interiors of beloved films in his signature retro style.

“The idea is to represent a film set as if it were a doll's house where we can start to play with the imagination together with the movie’s characters,” Babina tells Co.Design. The Barcelona-based Babina is the mastermind behind another movie-inspired poster series called Archicine, which depicted the exterior architecture of famous films. An Interview With Bela Tarr: Why He Says 'The Turin Horse' Is His Final Film. Béla Tarr at the New York Film Festival this fall. Film Society of Lincoln Center. 95. Algol (1920) To be honest, I never dared to imagine there would come a day when I would get to see Sebastian Droste in actual motion...

95. Algol (1920)

Let alone dance! He captured my heart several years ago, back when I first laid my little peepers on him. It was some photograph of Anita Berber posing together with this enigmatic young buck, a true dancer with wildly painted eyes and painted on curls. His limbs and poise and nose and uhhh just about every other thing made my soul quiver. Watch SubUrbia (1996. The new Doctor Who’s Oscar-winning short film: ‘Franz Kafka’s It’s A Wonderful Life’ Adrian Steirn Fine Art. Is the Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending the Space Opera of our Dreams?

How Ridley Scott Turned Footage From the Beginning of The Shining Into the End of Blade Runner. Watch an Animated Version of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner Made of 12,597 Watercolor Paintings. The Swedish artist Anders Ramsell spent the better part of the last year and a half working on a tribute to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, and now it’s ready for the world to see.

Watch an Animated Version of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner Made of 12,597 Watercolor Paintings

Running 35 minutes, Blade Runner – The Aquarelle Edition follows the original movie’s general storyline while taking certain liberties. (Ramsell calls it a “paraphrase” of the original film.) Rather amazingly, the animated film consists of 12,597 handmade aquarelle/watercolor paintings, each about 1.5-x-3 centimeters in size.

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Triptych Trailer - with English subtitles. DANSE MACABRE Is Morbid And Beautiful [Full Short] Marina Antunes [Celluloid 10.22.13] arthouse A few years ago I caught Pedro Pires' debut short film Danse Macabre which preceded a Canadian feature at VIFF. I can't recall anything about the feature but I've never forgotten Pires' short. I looked up everything I could on the director and have been tracking his career since (his feature film debut Triptyque premiered at TIFF and was co-directed with Canadian legend Robert Lepage). I'm thrilled that everyone can now take in Pires' glorious short. PHI Centre, who a few weeks ago released Denis Villeneuve's Next Floor, have released Pires' morbidly gorgeous short for free viewing. Watch Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (2006. Top 10 horror movies. Peter Bradshaw on horror Horror crashes through boundaries and challenges the prohibitions of taste and thinkability in a way few other genres can match.

Classics of the genre were produced in cinema's very earliest days – the vampire nightmare Nosferatu and The Cabinet of Dr Caligari from the world of German Expressionism. Later, Universal Pictures had smash hits with iconic versions of Dracula, The Wolf Man and Frankenstein. Roger Corman's movies would demonstrate the sheer trashy power of horror, and Hitchcock tapped into this B-picture aesthetic with his own low-budget masterpiece, Psycho, which popularised the psychological horror film, taking the genre away from its supernatural roots – although William Friedkin's masterpiece, The Exorcist, took it right back there again. Horror has potently mixed with other genres and Halloween and Nightmare On Elm Street showed how horror can be a cash-cow franchise, a lesson demonstrated once again by the stomach-turning Saw series. 10. 9. 8. 7.

Top 10 crime movies. Peter Bradshaw on crime. An Astronaut Fact-checks Gravity. Star Wars Origins - Frank Herbert's Dune. Origins Frank Herbert (1920-1986) was an unusually bright boy who grew up with sporadically alcoholic parents during the Great Depression. Io9. Kael Daily. Bringing up baby - 1938. Letter from ‘Manhattan’ by Joan Didion. Watch Detroit Metal City Online.