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01.30.15 Christopher Inoa

On Friday, the Museum of The Moving Image begins a new 17-film retrospective on famed cinematographer Gordon Willis, the Astoria native who created the look for some of the most iconic films of the 1970s. Willis passed last May due to cancer. Speaking to ANIMAL about the retrospective, a part of the Museum’s “See it […]

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10.30.14 Rhett Jones

What’s Moby been up to? To answer the question that absolutely no one asked: he’s still making music and living in a castle in the Hollywood Hills, while formulating ideas about how we’ve all been in living in a post-apocalyptic world since 9/11. Being really rich gives a man time to think, and having no […]

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09.30.14 Rhett Jones

Paul Thomas Anderson returns with his first comedy since Punch Drunk Love. The filmmaker behind There Will Be Blood and Boogie Nights has adapted Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice and it looks great. The trailer comes off like The Big Lebowski if it was made in the ’70s. When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of […]

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09.26.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL will be bringing you continuing coverage from The New York Film Festival which runs Sep 26 – Oct 12 at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Maps To The Stars plays Saturday, September 27th at 9:00pm and Sunday, September 28th on 3:00pm. Beyond its trappings as a grim Hollywood satire, David Cronenberg’s latest is about bad therapy. It begins with campy caricatures […]

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09.25.14 Rhett Jones

ANIMAL will be bringing you continuing coverage from The New York Film Festival, which runs Sep 26 – Oct 12 at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Two Days, One Night plays Sunday, October 5th at 3:00pm and Monday, October 6th at 9:00pm. It’s hard to explain the power of the films of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. Just a synopsis makes their work seem […]

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09.22.14 Rhett Jones

ANIMAL will be bringing you continuing coverage from The New York Film Festival, which runs at Sep 26 – Oct 12 at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Goodbye To Language plays Saturday, September 27th at 9:00pm and Wednesday, October 1st at 9pm. (Tickets are sold out, but there’ll be a stand-by line.) “Thought regains it’s place in poop,” a […]

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09.19.14 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL will be bringing you continuing coverage from The New York Film Festival, which runs at Sep 26 – Oct 12 at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Stray Dog plays Thursday, October 2nd at 7:30pm and Friday, October 3rd at 6:15pm.  Ron “Stray Dog” Hall can’t forgive himself for cutting off the ears of another human being and wearing […]

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Rhett Jones

ANIMAL will be bringing you continuing coverage from The New York Film Festival, which runs at Sep 26 – Oct 12 at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Two Shots Fired plays Monday, September 29th at 8:45pm and Tuesday, September 30th at 3:00pm. Two Shots Fired opens on our protagonist, 16-year-old Mariano, raving in a club, strobe lights flashing, 4/4 […]

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09.10.14 Marina Galperina

This year’s most inspiring project is Ways Of Something (2014) — BBC’s seminal Ways of Seeing (1972) documentary series remixed/remade/updated/re-contextualized, one minute at a time. After celebrating its New York premiere at TRANSFER gallery on Saturday, ANIMAL is incredibly excited to share Ways Of Something: Episode 1. Click to watch above! For this 30 minute episode, artist and curator Lorna Mills invited 30 web-based artists from all […]

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09.03.14 Marina Galperina

Dir. Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is gearing up for a European film festivals. The latest Farsi-language French-subtitled trailer is above. In case you too are beautifully lost, here’s its campy description from Sundance: Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps and other sordid souls, […]

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