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Palme D'Or winning The Square coming to theaters October 27th

It is unfortunate that over here in America we rarely get to see entrants in the Cannes Film Festival in theaters outside of the yearly American entries and if we're lucky the Palme D'Or or Un Certain Regard winners. I guess this year we ca...

 
 
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Review: The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography

The B-Side is an atypical Errol Morris documentary. He doesn't use the Interrotron at all, his tool that allows interviewees to stare directly into the camera. Instead, the camera's just off to the side. The score is delicate rather than a ...

 
 
 
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Review: Manifesto

When a work is adapted to another medium, it almost always loses something in translation. Julian Rosefeldt's Manifesto started its life as a multi-screen art installation. I had an opportunity to see it here in New York at the Park Avenue ...

 
 
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Tribeca Capsule Review: Shadowman

There's a familiar narrative about the self-destructive artist, or maybe it's one that we want to see borne out in real life and in narratives about artists as characters. The brilliant artist is ignored but persists in their craft, achieve...

 
 
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Tribeca Capsule Review: Flames

Flames offers an intriguing premise. Part documentary and part art movie, co-directors Josephine Decker and Zefrey Throwell document their relationship as it falls apart. We start with the two of them in the best part of any relationship, w...

 
 
 
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Review: David Lynch: The Art Life

David Lynch: The Art Life hits a sweet spot in terms of its release date. Lynch's feature-length debut Eraserhead has just turned 40 years old, and the new season of Twin Peaks starts in May. There's bound to be a resurgence of all thi...

 
 
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Review: Paterson

Jim Jarmusch's Paterson is work of subtle optimism. It's a gentle film, kind and generous, funny, too. Watching the movie, I sensed Jarmusch giving me a reassuring push, like a parent at a swing or a child casting off a toy boat. Paterson i...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Eva Hesse

Almost every creative work is inescapably autobiographical. We can't get outside ourselves, so whatever's been experienced finds expression in the work, whether consciously or unconsciously. Even formal attempts to divest the self from an a...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: The Banksy Job

There are cock and bull stories and there are shaggy dog stories and there are complete piss-takes. The Banksy Job is kind of a mix of all three. At its center is a Bansky obsessive who goes by the artsy sobriquet AK47. His real name is And...

 
 
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Review: Very Semi-Serious

There's a joke about the cartoons seen in The New Yorker: pretty much all of them can be re-captioned "Christ, what an a**hole." It works surprisingly well about 90% of the time. (The other two evergreen captions for New Yorker cartoons are...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World

H. R. Giger passed away a year ago this week. His biomechanical art is instantly recognizable--Egyptian and yet otherworldly, simultaneously erotic and repulsive; a combination of flesh, alloy, suppurations, and vertebral forms. His design ...

 
 
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Laika puppets and art sold in auction for up to $50k

This past month, Laika recently wrapped up a touring gallery of original art, posters, props, and puppets from their animated features.  You know, those last few critically acclaimed stop-motion films of the past few years like Coralin...

 
 
 
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Mondo makes more Mondocon leftovers available online

Mondo is continuing to release items from their recent Fantastic Fest stint, aka Mondocon, to the public via their online store. This week Mondo is putting beautiful posters for Ghost in the Shell, The Iron Giant, Night of the Living Deadpo...

 
 
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Mondo to release some exclusive Mondocon prints online

This past week was the first ever Mondocon in Austin, Texas. It was one of the many facets of this year's Fantastic Fest, which included the Fantastic Fest Film Festival, Fantastic Arcade and Mondocon. Obviously not all of us are lucky enou...

 
 
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Check out this weird Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles concept art

I finally caught Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for myself the other day and it's not that bad. It's not that good either, but if any of those early rumblings had come to pass (alien turtles, military general Shredder, Casey Jones) it could h...

 
 
 
 
 
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Here's some cool Dawn of the Planet of the Apes concept art

I really enjoyed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. It's smart, cool to look at, and I still want to grunt "AAAAAAAAAPESSSSSSSSS" from time to time. It's got its problems (that I've realized in retrospect), but it's a good film for the Summer....

 
 
 
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Check out this cool Edge of Tomorrow concept art

I haven't seen Edge of Tomorrow for myself (maybe I'll see it tomorrow), but I've read the book and the adaptation sounds great according to Matt's recent review. If this concept art done by Kevin Jenkins is anything to go by, the film look...

 
 
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Watch a clip from Alejandro Jodorowsky's The Dance of Reality

Alejandro Jodorowsky is one of those directors people either love or don't understand. His classic surrealist films from the 1970s like The Holy Mountain are still taught in film studies courses. This year is the first time in over 20 year...

 
 
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New Ghostbusters 30th anniversary art revealed

As we previously reported, the Los Angeles based pop culture art gallery Gallery 1988 will be putting on a Ghostbusters 30th anniversary traveling art show over the next few months with four stops: LA, NY, Chicago and the San Diego Comic Co...

 
 
 
 
 
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Watch: video recap of the Mondo & Disney gallery show at SXSW

At this year's SXSW, Mondo - the collectible poster and merchandise division of Austin's Alamo Drafthouse - did something pretty special: they partnered with legendary animation powerhouse Disney to commission new works based off of Disney...

 
 
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Flix for Short: A Day for Cake and Accidents

A Day for Cake and Accidents is an animated short film, and a collaboration between artists Steve Reinke and Jessie Mott. The absurdest work focuses on a nonsensical birthday party, though some of the attendees seem preoccupied with impendi...

 
 
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Mondo to release two Back to the Future posters tomorrow

In addition to Mondo's gallery show of artist Laurent Durieux's works this month, the poster and merchandise division of the Alamo Drafthouse chain of movie theaters has announced that they'll be releasing two new Back to the Future posters...

 
 
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Canceled Bioshock movie art captures Bioshock nicely

The Bioshock movie was under a sea of of budget and rating issues until the videogame's creator Ken Levine mercifully pulled the plug on the project many years ago. But after seeing how great Bioshock Infinite looked (even if the actual gam...

 
 
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Mondo to release an awesome poster for Gravity today

At a random time today, Mondo -- the poster and apparel and other cool things division of the Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse -- will be releasing online this awesome poster for Alfonso Cuarón's critically lauded science fiction thrill...

 
 
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Art Book: Crazy 4 Cult: Cult Movie Art 2

Over the past few years,  no other name in the art world has become quite as synonymous with excellent popular culture art as Los Angeles' Gallery 1988 and their annual show, Crazy 4 Cult. The show encompasses virtually every cult mo...

 
 




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Kingsman: The Golden Circle"Closer to silver"

 

Preacher (Season 2)"Adapting the unadaptable"

 

Mother!"Mother of god this is pretentious"

 

American Assassin"American Ass"

 

It"Stephen King's scariest adaptation to date"

 

Good Time"Robert Pattinson: Vampire, no more"

 

Logan Lucky"No relation to Wolverine"

 

The Defenders (Season 1)"Masters of karate and friendship "

 

The Hitman's Bodyguard"I won't always love you"

 

Detroit"History, but not really"

 

The Dark Tower"The elevator pitch of an epic"

 

Atomic Blonde"Charlize Theron can fight"

 

The Emoji Movie"To live is to suffer"

 

Dunkirk"Take a bow, Mr. Nolan, and cue the appla"

 

NYAFF Capsule Mrs. K"Who, What, When, Where, and Mostly Why?"

 

Endless Poetry"A portrait of Jodorowsky as a young poet"

 

Castlevania (Season1)"That's four! Four episodes! Ha-ha-ha! "

 

The Little Hours"I lost two of them."

 
 
 
 
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