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Crystal Moselle’s fascinating documentary The Wolfpack, in theaters today, tells the story of the Angulo family, six brothers and one sister who grew up in a Lower East Side housing project but were kept in almost complete isolation by their messianic, abusive father and psychologically defeated mother. They spent much of their childhoods in almost […]

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The story of young Frenchman Philippe Petit, who in 1974 incredibly walked between the Twin Towers on an illegally rigged tightrope, was told in award-winning documentary Man on Wire. Now Petit’s obsession is coming back to the big screen, this time fictionalized and in 3D in The Walk. The film will open the 53rd Annual […]

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From a documentary with a title like Deep Web: The Untold Story of Bitcoin and Silk Road, one expects new details on how the Silk Road vendors and community operates, how bitcoin enables deep web markets, and a discussion that could bridge the gap for the average person between the anarchic cypherpunks and fear-mongering government […]

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The Big Short, the upcoming film adaptation of Michael Lewis’s bestselling book about the 2007 financial crisis, was filming in Soho on Wednesday at Houston and Broadway. Starring the Godly trifecta of Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt and Christian Bale, it’d be guaranteed to be a pleasurable viewing experience…unless you’re like us, and you’re a stickler […]

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Tommy Stathes only graduated from college two years ago, but he is already one the country’s foremost experts on old school animation. The New York Daily News credits the 26-year-old Queens native as being “by far the youngest serious collector of old cartoons in the country,” an expertise that was cultivated long before he graduated […]

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Comedian Patrice O’Neal died in 2011, and now his former fiancee Von Decarlo and producer/director Mark Farrell have launched an Indiegogo campaign to crowdfund a documentary about his life and work called Better Than You – The Official Patrice O’Neal Documentary. The producers told Indiewire: We want to do this movie the way Patrice led […]

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Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter is a movie about obsession, isolation, and the extent to which people will go to escape reality. The drama follows Kumiko, masterfully played by Academy Award-nominee Rinko Kikuchi, as she travels from her dreary, lonesome life in Tokyo to Minnesota in search of a briefcase full of money that Steve Buscemi’s […]

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Robbie Ingui was waiting tables and studying to be an oceanographer in the mid-1980s when he first tried his hand at making neon art. He had been around neon all his life. His father Gasper owned a small neon specialty shop in Ridgewood, Queens called Artistic Neon Inc. (est .1971) and Robbie started poking around […]

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Unlike his 1975 Dune adaptation that never was, if Alejandro Jodorowsky doesn’t get to make upcoming film, it’s not Hollywood execs he’ll go after — it’s you. The surrealist filmmaker has launched a Kickstarter to partially fund the second installment of his visual autobiography, Endless Poetry. In return for donating, Jodorowsky will give you something […]

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Stop-motion animation studio Laika is auctioning off more than 250 works of puppetry, art, models and props from all three of its Academy Award nominated films Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls at Heritage Auction locations in Dallas, New York and Beverly Hills. Starting February 3rd till the 5th, animation and art lovers can visit the […]

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