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Stanley Kubrick was an exhausting perfectionist in a way that bordered on psychotic. When he made The Shining, he had secretaries type up the entire manuscript of Jack Torrance’s “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” novel in five different languages. What kind of person subjects another to that level of unnecessary […]

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On Monday night, Black Lives Matter activists crashed the Bryant Park screening of 1946 film noir classic The Killers. They held up a sign mirroring the movie poster, replacing the faces of Hollywood actors with NYPD cops who have killed New Yorkers. They held a prolonged mic check, detailing the facts of each case. Minutes […]

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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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Although your eyes may tell you otherwise, it’s not just Law & Order:SVU and Girls filming in New York City. Self-described “data geek” Max Galka of Metrocosm compiled and visualized all the movie filming permits filed with the Office of Film, Theatre, and Broadcasting between 2011 and 2013, the last year for which Galka was […]

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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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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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When headlines proclaim that “Hollywood is the most sexist place in America” and studies find that only 7% of those directing top grossing films are women — a number that has actually declined over the past 17 years — a film festival that exclusively celebrates the work of women in film is not just refreshing, […]

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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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