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Lost Stanley Kubrick Script and the Director’s Explanation of the ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Ending Uncovered

Nearly two decades after his death, and Stanley Kubrick is still making headlines. With the 50th anniversary re-release of 2001: A Space Odyssey currently earning over $1.2 million in just a handful of theaters, it’s clear that that works of the director certainly earn the label of “visionary,” and now another project that came from his mind […]

Ethan Hawke Joins Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche in Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Next Film

Coming off his Palme d’Or win for Shoplifters (our review), Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda is embarking on his French-language debut, featuring two of France’s greatest stars. Earlier this year it was confirmed that Juliette Binoche and Catherine Deneuve would be leading his new feature, and now another actor has joined the project, which is now titled La Verite (aka The Truth). Ethan Hawke, currently in the […]

Watch Gus Van Sant’s Rarely Seen, Harris Savides-Shot ‘Four Boys in a Volvo’

If nothing else, Gus Van Sant’s latest feature, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, has engendered the most energetic discussion and retrospective viewing of his work in a noticeable length of time — since Paranoid Park, it seems? (We weren’t too keen on the film when seeing it at Sundance, but Lord knows it’s considered a step above […]

U.K. Trailer for Paweł Pawlikowski’s ‘Cold War’ Blends Romance and Politics

Five years since his previous Oscar-winning drama Ida, Paweł Pawlikowski now makes a stunning return with his latest romantic drama Cold War. The film initially premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Opening to high praise, it found itself at the top of many “best of Cannes” lists (including our own). Even more […]

Fantasia Review: ‘The Night Eats the World’ is a Refreshing Twist on the Zombie Genre

Who would survive a zombie apocalypse? The extroverts who’re always part of a crowd, oblivious to the dire circumstances of their surroundings and therefore unable to escape the clutches of an oncoming horde mere inches away before recognition? No. Nor should they. When you think about the type of person you’re taught to become in […]

Giveaway: Win John Krasinski’s ‘A Quiet Place’ on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray

Earning over $330 million on the worldwide box office on a budget of just $17 million, John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place is one of the year’s biggest hits, and thrilling experience in its own right. Arriving on 4K UltraHD/Blu-ray this week, we’ve teamed with Paramount Home Media Distribution to give away two copies. See how […]

NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Grandeur and Decadence,’ Fred & Ginger, Whiteness, ‘Heaven’s Gate’ & 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 […]

The Criterion Collection Announces 39-Film Ingmar Bergman Box Set

Tomorrow is the centenary of the birth of one of cinema’s greatest directors, Ingmar Bergman, and to celebrate, The Criterion Collection has announced of their most expansive releases ever. This November, they will release Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema, a 39-film box set comprising nearly all of his work, including 18 films never before released by Criterion. […]

New to Streaming: ‘Disobedience,’ ‘Sweet Country,’ ‘Beyond the Hills,’ 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 […]

Jim Jarmusch in Now Filming a Zombie Movie Starring Adam Driver, Bill Murray, Selena Gomez, and Chloë Sevigny

After creating one of the greatest vampire films of all-time with Only Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch followed it up with Paterson, a gorgeous yet quiet drama full of his specific empathetic touch. In usual Jarmusch fashion, he’s now quietly begun production on his next film and it’ll find him return to the world of genre […]