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Lights, Camera, Conversation… “The unknown soldiers of cinema”

A small attempt at a redress for those who did interesting, innovative, things but remain forgotten by the establishment. VK Murthy’s demise brought forth a number of justly deserved tributes, and many of them focused (rightly) on his work with Guru Dutt. They spoke about the visuals in Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool and the title […]

Watch a Video Rundown of 12 Impressive Long Takes

The long take is a certain mark of cinematic achievement, particularly when the shot in question really works in a film. Anyone can show off — well, not anyone, but a good crew can put together an impressive long take. But to have it...Show More Summary


Bears: They’ve often occupied the top spot on the ThreatDown, the running list of creatures and things Americans should fear most on "The Colbert Report." But the bears of "Bears" are mainly the playful, adorable kind, and not the ones who come down from the mountains to rummage through your suburban garbage cans in the middle of the night. Show More Summary

Fading Gigolo

As an actor, John Turturro is a stalwart, alert, engaging character player. As a writer/director, he’s one of the quirkiest, hit-and-miss narrative moviemakers around. (You may or may not remember his fevered musical "Romance And Cigarettes,"...Show More Summary

Make Your Move

Donny (Derek Hough) is an ex-con hoofer trying to make a living tap dancing for tourists on the streets of New Orleans. After his parole officer gives him a hard time, basically telling him to get a real job, Donny flees to New YorkShow More Summary


Zack Parker’s "Proxy" opens with a scene so inherently shocking that it required a special warning in the program when the film played at the Toronto Film Festival for its "deeply disturbing content." A quiet woman named Esther (Alexia Rasmussen) is walking home from her final ultrasound before giving birth. Show More Summary

13 Sins

Darkly funny and deeply twisted, "13 Sins" grabs you from its startling opening sequence and doesn’t let go. You’ll squirm and cringe—and have to watch through splayed fingers during a couple of scenes—but you’ll be gripped throughout, and you’ll never know where the story is headed. Show More Summary

Tasting Menu

An incessantly chatty young Spanish woman, who is lucky enough to be among the 30 diners invited to the closing night of a hyper-exclusive Catalan restaurant, explains to her visiting Japanese table mates that the natives of her homeland...Show More Summary

Reverend’s Reviews: Privates on Parade

Easter weekend is a time to celebrate new life and the fecundity of spring, and what better way to do that than with penises (other than going to church, of course). The Final Member, an odd but interesting documentary opening today in New York and other cities, provides a perfectly-timed opportunity. Show More Summary

The Final Member

Hip-deep into "The Final Member," aspirant penis donor Tom Mitchell insists "I like to to treat people the same way others would like to be treated, and that's with respect." It's unclear what Mitchell's heart-felt words mean in theShow More Summary

The Amazing Spiderman 2 – second rate computer game without the interactivity

Tweet      The Amazing Spiderman 2 – Marc Webb   Dramatic tension, suspense depends on imperilment, uncertainty of outcomes. The flaw in the super-hero genre which this Spiderman suffers from more than most, is that because the impossible can be convincingly depicted, outcomes are either certain, therefore predictable; or unconvincingly plotted to tidy up […]

Authors Anonymous

Movie lovers were understandably sad that the great character actor Dennis Farina died last year. Movie lovers SHOULD be royally ticked off that the great character actor Dennis Farina was apparently spending the twilight of his career...Show More Summary

Reviewing Ebert's 'Greatest Films': What Ever Happened to Baby Jane (1962)

Deep resentments and a lifelong sibling rivalry lie at the core of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.  It is thriller of violent proportions and one that will freak you out.  When the film is great, it’s as great as any film of its kind for its time.  However, in between moments of said greatness, Robert [...]

Godzilla Director Gareth Edwards on Taking the Film Seriously

10 hours agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have released a new video featuring Godzilla director Gareth Edwards talking about taking the film seriously. You can check it out below and find new poster artwork in the gallery as well. In related news, and a bit of a SPOILER, SciFi Japan has posted toy images of another monster in the film. Show More Summary

How Big is a Full-Sized Dragon in Game of Thrones?

10 hours agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

"Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin has revealed just how big Daenerys Targaryen' dragons could get when full grown. Martin posted the above image (click it for a bigger version) along with an an excerpt from his upcoming companion...Show More Summary

Let It Go(T): The Game of Thrones/Frozen Mashup Song You Never Knew You Always Wanted

10 hours agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

What do you get when you combine a hit song from the highest grossing animated film of all time with one of the most insanely popular TV shows of all time? A “Let It Go” mashup for the ages, of course. My Cast of Kings co-host Joanna...Show More Summary

The Red Band Trailer for Swearnet, From the Stars of Trailer Park Boys

11 hours agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

With Trailer Park Boys 3: Don't Legalize This hitting Canadian theaters on Friday, eOne Films has released the Red Band trailer for Swearnet, an upcoming comedy featuring "Trailer Park Boys" stars Mike Smith, Robb Wells, and Jean-Paul Tremblay. The film follows the post-"Trailer Park Boys" lives of Smith, Wells and Tremblay. Show More Summary

Steven Spielberg Considering 'The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara'

It's been well over a year since Lincoln hit theaters, and director Steven Spielberg still hasn't figured out his next project. However, at least one more possibility has surfaced as Variety reports the filmmaker is considering reteaming...Show More Summary

First Trailer for Clint Eastwood's 'Jersey Boys' Musical Carries a Tune

It's been awhile since we had a big screen musical that didn't come with a big name cast, and perhaps that's what makes Clint Eastwood's adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys so damn interesting. John Lloyd Young,Show More Summary

‘Orange is the New Black’ Season 2 Trailer: Furious is the New Piper

Ahhh, prison. Orange is the New Black makes it seem so appealing. You and a bunch of your buddies (divvied up exclusively by race, of course) hanging out, rewiring lamps and only occasionally fighting off a potential stabbing. The second season of Netflix’s simultaneously-upbeat-and-disturbing series debuts on June 6th. Show More Summary

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