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‘Room to Dream’ Cracks Open David Lynch’s Mind, In His Own Words

Recently and under the influence of alcohol, a shall-go-unnamed collaborator of David Lynch’s confided in me a telling detail: true though he is to himself as both an artist and human being, the Lynch persona is curated — not fake, per se, but cultivated to further his success and maintain much-desired privacy. That I’m even bothering to […]

Exclusive Trailer for Japan Cuts 2018, Featuring New Films from Takeshi Kitano, Naomi Kawase, Kiyoshi Kurosawa & More

Even those who live in Asia may find there’s no better time and place to be a fan of their cinema than this July in New York City. A mere few days after New York Asian Film Festival concludes, the last half of the month features the return of Japan Cuts, which is dedicated to the best […]

New Trailer for 40th Anniversary Restoration of Michael Cimino’s ‘The Deer Hunter’

Even before he passed away two years ago, Michael Cimino’s overlooked films, from Heaven’s Gate to Year of the Dragon to Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, were already getting deserved re-appraisals, but there’s one towering classic in his filmography that has endured since its release forty years ago: his Vietnam War epic The Deer Hunter. While it […]

Isabelle Huppert is Electric in Exclusive Clip from Serge Bozon’s ‘Mrs. Hyde’

In a career full of peaks, Isabelle Huppert came off the highs of Elle and Things to Come with some remarkable follow-ups. Following her Hong Sang-soo reteam Claire’s Camera, this spring also saw the U.S. release of another praised drama from last year’s festival circuit: Mrs. Hyde. With a twinge of the supernatural, Huppert reunited with […]

NYC Weekend Watch: ‘The Leopard,’ ‘The Master,’ ‘The Searchers’ & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]

Giveaway: Win a 10-Film Jerry Lewis Collection

After Jerry Lewis passed away last summer, I was eager to dive into more of his work, having only been familiar with The King of Comedy. Thankfully, I recently received a new 10-film DVD collection, which includes his brilliant The Bellboy, The Nutty Professor, The Ladies Man, and more. We’ve teamed with Paramount Home Media […]

New to Streaming: Straub-Huillet, Best of Blaxploitation, ‘Loveless,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles […]

First Trailer for ‘Unfriended: Dark Web’ Plunges Into the Horrors of the Internet

The Sundance hit Searching won’t be the only thriller taking place entirely on a computer screen this summer. Following its initial premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival earlier this year, Blumhouse Tilt and Universal has now released the first trailer for Unfriended: Dark Web. The film is a follow up to the 2014 […]

Revenge Is Plotted In Exclusive U.S. Trailer for Dominican Crime Drama ‘Cocote’

“[Cocote] shines a light on an underrepresented part of the world and casts a truly outlandish spell that confounds and overwhelms. So began our review of Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias’ debut feature, a crime drama whose formal schema is closer to drug-induced freak-out than gritty descent into brutal violence. (Though there’s that, too.) Shifting aspect ratios, blinking color schemes, and […]

Emma Thompson Defends Fionn Whitehead in First Trailer for ‘The Children Act’

After opening to critical acclaim at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, A24 and DIRECTV have just released the first trailer for The Children Act. Showcasing aspects of a courtroom drama paired with familial emotional beats, the trailer follows Fiona May, a High Court judge played by Academy Award-winning Emma Thompson. The film tells the story […]