Tilda Swinton on the State of Cinema, 2006
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Tilda Swinton on the State of Cinema, 2006

Recording this week’s Oscar Podcast, we touched briefly on Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 winning the…

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History of Cinema, Speed View, 1878 – 2013
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History of Cinema, Speed View, 1878 – 2013

Steven Spielberg Predicts ‘Implosion’ of Film Industry
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Steven Spielberg Predicts ‘Implosion’ of Film Industry

Steven Spielberg and George Lucas describe dire developments at the unveiling of USC’s School Of…

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Paul Schrader and Steven Soderbergh – The State of Cinema
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Paul Schrader and Steven Soderbergh – The State of Cinema

Is there anything worthwhile left to say in movies? More and more it feels like…

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Cinema of the Uncomfortable: Dream Homes, Secret Rooms and the American Nightmare
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Cinema of the Uncomfortable: Dream Homes, Secret Rooms and the American Nightmare

As we fumble towards some kind of symbolic permanence in our lives we sometimes land…

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101 years of gay cinema
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101 years of gay cinema

  This week the Supreme Court is hearing arguments on two historic cases that seek…

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Kubrick brainstorms subtitles for Dr Strangelove
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Kubrick brainstorms subtitles for Dr Strangelove

Soon after completing Lolita in 1962, Stanley Kubrick, Peter George and Terry Southern took a…

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All-Time Top Ten Lists from Scorsese, Coppola, Del Toro, Mann & many others
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All-Time Top Ten Lists from Scorsese, Coppola, Del Toro, Mann & many others

Nick James’ introduction to the Sight & Sound poll results gives us some insight into…

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How to Mentor an Aspiring Cinephile?
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How to Mentor an Aspiring Cinephile?

Indiewire’s Criticwire addressed today this question from a reader: “I mentor a 14-year-old from Harlem…

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Martin Scorsese celebrates his 69th birthday on The Daily Show
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Stanley Kubrick: The Invisible Man
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Stanley Kubrick: The Invisible Man

Discovered this on Behind the Scenes via David Hayes’ Trigger Street Labs Qute a treasure.…

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"The Mystic: the films of Nicholas Ray"
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Souvenirs of The New Wave & the Left Bank
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Souvenirs of The New Wave & the Left Bank

Check out the background essay at The Playlist Jose Gallegos wrote to accompany his affectionate…

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Oscar Scrapbook: Jane Darwell, 1940
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Oscar Scrapbook: Jane Darwell, 1940

(clip at criticalpast.com) Take one, take two, take three… …and take four: “Thank you very…

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Getting to know The Thing
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Getting to know The Thing

If you like the uneasy feeling of ambiguity surrounding the final identity The Thing, then…

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25 Greatest Unscripted Scenes in Films
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25 Greatest Unscripted Scenes in Films

After the cut, Martin Scorsese and Jim Jarmusch talk about the scene Scorsese’s mother improvised…

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Alfred Hitchcock's cameos
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Alfred Hitchcock's cameos

Reverse Shot: New York/New York by Marty/Woody
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Reverse Shot: New York/New York by Marty/Woody

'Opening Shots': Noah Baumbach, Joel & Ethan Coen
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'Opening Shots': Noah Baumbach, Joel & Ethan Coen

The Film Society of Lincoln Center inaugurates the new Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center with…

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The Godfather dodges the bullet
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The Godfather dodges the bullet

Lawrence Olivier as Don Corleone? It almost happened. Open Culture explains: During casting, Paramount executives…

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