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Over the course of the year, curating the Short Film of the Day feature has given me a deep and affecting appreciation of the art form. Before, I hadn’t given much thought to the little bastards, but the truth is that they are incredibly versatile and representative of the boundaries that film can break.
Though many drive-ins have been shut down, and the practice of screening midnight movies in theaters has waned considerably from its heyday in the early 1970s, the thrill of sharing boundary-testing films in the dark can now be enjoyed just as well while curled up on the couch—no accompanying cult required. From the whiff of exploitation emanating from Roger Vadim’s sensational And God Created Woman to the touch of snuff in Michael Powell’s voyeuristic Peeping Tom, these films delicately ride the line between pulp and art, always landing firmly in the latter camp.
Critics either hold Lynch's Lost Highway to be a New Age mishmash of initiatory themes wheeling around an absurd critique of post-modern life, or they abandon critical hope in seeing the film as an exercise in noir excess -as James Naremore put it, "no other purpose than regression. . . another movie about movies."
NEW YORK -- Halfway through a special screening of "Compliance," the deeply unsettling new film from writer/director Craig Zobel, a woman stood up, yelled out, "Give me a f*cking break," and walked out of the theater.
Titles 0-A | Titles B-C | Titles D-F | Titles G-I | Titles J-M | Titles N-R | Titles S-T | Titles U-Z 21st century medicine [electronic resource] / Chedd-Angier presented by Connecticut Public Television produced in association with Scientific American magazine written, produced, and directed by Graham Chedd, Andrew Liebman, Jill Singer, Bonnie Waltch, John Angier, Sherry Lassiter.
Why Independent Film Matters Democracy has long proposed-and globalization and multiculturalism now demand-that good citizens be informed from a variety of perspectives.
I may not have access to the custom-designed 3D camera rigs or $300-plus-million budget that James Cameron had for Avatar , but that shouldn't mean I can't produce my own movie with breathtaking—well, okay, at least passable—3D effects.
It’s that time of year again, so we thought it was time to update last years killer feature “ Horror Filmmaking: From Script to Scream .” That’s right a sequel!
From filming through to special effects, smartphone technology offers all the elements required to make a movie.
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