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Mar 26, 15

Céline Sciamma’s “Girlhood” can be described (like so many movies these days) as a coming-of-age story, and it honors the genre, and its main character, with exemplary sensitivity and sympathy. via Pocket

Mar 26, 15

Orson Welles once said, “I prefer the old masters; by which I mean John Ford, John Ford and John Ford.” My Darling Clementine is considered the director’s crowning achievement, and was one of the first 75 films ever entered into the National Film Re…

Mar 26, 15

By all accounts Spellbound features the ingredients needed to make a tasty Hitchcockian stew. There is a central murder mystery, a turbulent romance, iconic visuals and characters hiding dangerous secrets. via Pocket

Mar 26, 15

About a decade ago, Jory Prum found an old piece of computer hardware that he had no use for. On a hunch, he took it for himself and kept it in storage, just in case. via Pocket

Mar 26, 15

A mysterious wanderer walks into a near ghost town divided by two rival gangs and decides to play them off one another because, well, he doesn’t seem to have anything better to do. That’s the premise of Akira Kurosawa’s fabulous 1961 film Yojimbo....
A mysterious wanderer walks into a near ghost town divided by two rival gangs and decides to play them off one another because, well, he doesn’t seem to have anything better to do. That’s the premise of Akira Kurosawa’s fabulous 1961 film Yojimbo. v…

Mar 26, 15

“You would have to be half mad to dream me up.” The Mad Hatter, as far as characters dreamt up by the illustriously literary genius Lewis Carroll goes, seems to be the one most akin to its creator. via Pocket

Mar 26, 15

Directed by W.D Richter and written by Earl Mac Rauch, “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eight Dimension” is a wacky, fun sci-fi adventure. via Pocket

Mar 26, 15

Call her Lucy, Janet Leigh, Mary Boleyn, Barbara Sugarman, Silken Floss, or Nola Rice; just don’t call her ScarJo. via Pocket

Mar 26, 15

Snow keeps falling in Guy Maddin’s sublime My Winnipeg (2007). Snow provides swaddling-cloth continuity; its seminal glue dispenses a death- wish oblivion that the drowsy protagonist reinterprets as manna. via Pocket

Mar 26, 15

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and given the context, it is an interesting moment to ask whether it really matters that the motion picture academy failed to nominate the black director and the black lead actor of “Selma,” the King biopic, fo...
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and given the context, it is an interesting moment to ask whether it really matters that the motion picture academy failed to nominate the black director and the black lead actor of “Selma,” the King biopic, for …

Mar 26, 15

As a kid growing up in the 70’s, my first exposure to many celebrities was seeing them as guest stars on The Muppet Show. Hey, if you can share the stage with Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy then you were an A-lister in my book. Joel Grey was one o...
As a kid growing up in the 70’s, my first exposure to many celebrities was seeing them as guest stars on The Muppet Show. Hey, if you can share the stage with Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy then you were an A-lister in my book. Joel Grey was one of …

Mar 26, 15

A thirty-something factory worker in a Belgian rustbelt town returns from medical leave to discover she’s become redundant. She has a weekend in which to persuade a majority of her sixteen colleagues to sacrifice their thousand-euro bonuses so tha...
A thirty-something factory worker in a Belgian rustbelt town returns from medical leave to discover she’s become redundant. She has a weekend in which to persuade a majority of her sixteen colleagues to sacrifice their thousand-euro bonuses so that …

Mar 26, 15

Each week, The Dissolve designates a Movie Of The Week for staffers and readers to watch and discuss together. Feel free to pitch in or suggest your own discussion points. via Pocket

Mar 26, 15

From getting her acting start in Bertolucci film The Dreamers, Eva Green has spent the last decade on some of Hollywood’s biggest movie sets working with Ridley Scott and Robert Rodriguez to becoming a Bond girl. via Pocket

Mar 26, 15

Back in the early 1990s I got interested in ancient Egypt and particularly the Amarna period. I started reading, attending conferences, giving papers at conferences, and eventually publishing scholarly articles. In 2000 I was invited to join the e...
Back in the early 1990s I got interested in ancient Egypt and particularly the Amarna period. I started reading, attending conferences, giving papers at conferences, and eventually publishing scholarly articles. In 2000 I was invited to join the exp…

Mar 26, 15

TCM screens The Earrings of Madame de… (Max Ophüls, 1954) on January 26th. As an every-other-week Morlock poster I’d ideally save any Ophüls-related piece for Jan. 25th. via Pocket

Mar 26, 15

Kongo is not a pleasant movie. It is not a happy one, no matter what the last reel wants you to think. And its main character, Flint, is the cause of all of that. The first shot of Flint puts him next to a monkey, both of whom peer down from a lof...
Kongo is not a pleasant movie. It is not a happy one, no matter what the last reel wants you to think. And its main character, Flint, is the cause of all of that. The first shot of Flint puts him next to a monkey, both of whom peer down from a loft …

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