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James Franco the “astonishingly prolific polymath” and actor has unleashed an impressively massive body work, wildly varying in mediums and quality. Now, Franco’s directorial body of work is invading Manhattan’s IFC Center for their “FrancoFest,” March 5th – March 13 and he will be appearing in person eight times. It is a lot of Franco. Screening […]

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The Palme d’Or-winning Blue Is the Warmest Color is opening tomorrow and because fifteen minutes out of the three subtitled hours are all explicit teen lesbian sex “strenuous, nothing-left-to-the-imagination simulated couplings,” it is rated NC-17. This means that no one under 17 will be admitted to see this “genuinely passionate… blazingly emotional and explosively sexy film” about […]

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That’s him — Kevin Clash, with a voice so cuddly, toddlers giggle at the sight of Elmo, even as they clearly see a large man connected to his muppet butt. Check out the trailer of the Sundance doc hit Being Elmo, opening at the IFC Center in New York Oct 21. […]

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Mark Hogancamp was beaten into a coma outside a bar in Kingston, New York. Brain-damaged, he spends his days photographing painstakingly stylized sets and dolls posed in a WWII fantasy à la Quentin Tarantino. […]

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With Enter the Void Gaspar Noe made a definitive drug/avant-garde film based the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Last night at the IFC Center he said, “I’m not spiritual.” […]

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The director of 1964’s Inferno went crazy and had a final breakdown in the middle of re-shooting the big lesbian sex scene. A documentary gathering up the pieces of the psychedelic psychodrama is now playing at the IFC center. […]

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