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Review: Ugetsu

The films of Kenji Mizoguchi have been a major blind spot in my life as a filmgoer. I've seen plenty of Akira Kurosawa and Yasujiro Ozu films, but for some reason Mizoguchi had always hovered on my to-watch list, always put off until recent...

 
 
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Review: Tampopo

Prior to this week, the last time I saw Juzo Itami's 1985 food comedy Tampopo was in the mid-90s. I remembered so little of the movie save for the fact that I enjoyed it. Some isolated scenes are easy to recall, though. There's an etiquette...

 
 
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NYC: Metrograph showing Willy Wonka in 35mm Labor Day weekend

If you live in New York City and can't get into the AMC screenings of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory this weekend, you may still get to see the movie on the big screen in the next few days. Metrograph (one of my favorite indie theate...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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A look at the 2014 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films

One easily overlooked part of the flurry of The Academy Awards is the shorts sections. Perhaps they seem less interesting or less consequential due to their bite-size nature, but to me, short films are often all the more accessible and feas...

 
 
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Watch a clip from new Mickey Mouse cartoon Get A Horse!

Get A Horse! is the Disney short film that has been playing before Disney's newest feature-length movie, Frozen, in theaters. Directed by Lauren MacMullan, Get A Horse! is a hand-drawn homage to classic Mickey Mouse cartoons, with remaster...

 
 
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It's A Wonderful Life NOT getting a sequel

It's A Wonderful Life is commonly known as a quintessential classic Christmas movie. The black and white 1940s movie has been loved for decades and for many people watching it is an annual Christmas tradition. So when news broke last week t...

 
 
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Trick or Treat: Poltergeist III

Hey guys, it's October! You know what that means: Halloween is right around the corner! As such, we will be bringing you some of our favorite horror film suggestions, in the hopes that they will lead to some sleepless nights. This is...Tri...

 
 
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Mondo to relase poster series of Disney classic DuckTales

Mondo is once again creatively tapping into the current twenty-something generation's nostalgia with a poster series of the beloved late-1980s Disney cartoon (and movie) DuckTales. With art from several staple Mondo artists such as Phantom ...

 
 
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Wizard of Oz getting 3D re-release

It's hard to imagine how stunning The Wizard of Oz must have been to someone seeing it on the big scree 75 years ago. The incredible color and spectacle weren't really matched back then, but for a modern audience seeing the classic on the b...

 
 
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Check out these remade original trilogy Star Wars posters

An artist and illustrator who goes by the name Old Red Jalopy recently created these awesome posters for the original Star Wars trilogy; A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi, in the style of other iconic movie post...

 
 
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Check out the 10ft Robocop statue going up in Detroit

Just when you think the world couldn't get any more awesome, we finally have pictures of the glorious statue of Robocop that's going to be placed in the city of Detroit. Detroit is were the original movie takes place and thus, justly, a pet...

 
 
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This Is Spinal Tap soundtrack getting reissued on vinyl

This Is Spinal is one of the best movies of the 1980s and one my my favorite movies of all time. It's still the grandaddy of the mockumentary genre, and I don't think it'll be topped in terms of execution or sheer quality. The soundtrack to...

 
 
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Cleopatra getting 50th anniversary re-releases

Cleopatra, the epic film known as much for its off screen issues as it was for its grandeur, is turning 50 this year and 20th Century Fox isn't about to miss out on the opportunity to celebrate it. They've remastered the original theat...

 
 
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Watch the trailer for a 1926 Great Gatsby silent film

Baz Luhrmann will be the newest director to try his hand at creating a cinematic adaptation of the classic American novel The Great Gatsby, but he definitely isn't the first. Only one year after F. Scott Fitzgerald novel was published, The...

 
 
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Two dozen Akira Kurosawa films free on Hulu this weekend

If you're sitting at home wondering exactly what the hell you're going to do with yourself for the next 48 hours, you may want take Hulu up on its offer this weekend. In celebration of the acclaimed director's 103rd birthday tomorrow, Hulu ...

 
 
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Trailer: Much Ado About Nothing

After director Joss Whedon's mega block-buster The Avengers last year, he decided to tone it down a bit for his next project. It's a bit of a palate cleanser - Much Ado About Nothing is an adaption of the classic Shakespearean comedy by th...

 
 
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MGM to reboot The Incredible Shrinking Man

MGM is going to reboot The Incredible Shrinking Man, one of the best sci-fi films of the 1950s. The movie was based on a novel by Richard Matheson, the 86-year-old genre maestro also responsible for I Am Legend and the Twilight Zone episode...

 
 
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You're a mean one Mr. Grinch. Animated reboot planned

Universal and Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me) have banded together to take another crack at Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas, a holiday classic that's already seen a big screen adaption in the way of Ron Howard's The Gri...

 
 
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Considering John Ford's The Quiet Man

There's a great piece by Jonathan Lethem about John Ford's The Searchers, the classic Oscar-winning western starring John Wayne. The gist: I like this movie, but boy, given some of the content, maybe I really shouldn't. Lethem points out is...

 
 
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Review: Wake in Fright

I've always wanted to delve deeper into the world of Ozploitation movies (exploitation films from Australia). I have a major fondness for Mad Max, The Road Warrior, Turkey Shoot (aka Escape 2000), and Razorback, and my interest in the genre...

 
 
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Sol Yurick, writer of “The Warriors” novel, dies at 87

Sol Yurick passed away last Saturday in Manhattan at the age of 87. According to his daughter, the cause was complications of lung cancer. Before he wrote “The Warriors,” he worked as a social investigator with the welfare depar...

 
 
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Check out the original Star Wars trilogy as maps

These awesome posters were made by artist Andrew DeGraff for an upcoming two person show featuring DeGraff and fellow artist Bennett Slater. The show will be at Gallery 1988, which we've talked about before. In these works DeGraff has creat...

 
 
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New Great Gatsby posters show off 1920s glamour

Continuing with the eye-candy as only Baz Lurhman can, these three character posters for 2013's The Great Gatsby premiered online today. Featuring actresses Elizabeth Debicki and Ilsa Fisher as well as actor Joel Edgerton, each poster inclu...

 
 
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The Cult Club: The Warriors (1979)

The Cult Club is where Flixist's writers expound the virtues of their favourite underground classics, spanning all nations and genres. It is a monthly series of articles looking at what made those films stand out from the pack, as well as t...

 
 
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Review: Nothing But a Man

[This review was originally posted as part of our 2012 New York Film Festival coverage. It has been reposted to coincide with the week-long theatrical release of the film in New York City.] In a lot of social message movies there's a tenden...

 
 
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Ghostbusters 3 possibly filming as early as next summer

It almost seems cruel to post news about the long purported Ghostbusters 3 because nothing ever comes to fruition, no matter how many drafts of the script are written or how many times Dan Aykroyd reassures us that it's on th...

 
 
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Universal Monsters to creep into Mondo's gallery

Mondo, the collectible movie art distributor and gallery branch of Austin's fabled Alamo Drafthouse theater, has announced that their upcoming end-of-October gallery show will feature works centered around iconic "Universal Monsters." In ot...

 
 
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Bloggers Wanted: Bond Month!

Hey guess what! It's Bond Month! In honor of Skyfall, the new James Bond movie coming out this month-ish, and because we've got some crazy James Bond fans on staff around here, we've decided to dedicate an entire month to James Bond's iconi...

 
 
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"Removie" posters reimagine movies with a letter missing

Inspired by an internet meme in which people take a letter out of a film title for silly results, Dublin artist Austin Richards and copywriter Des Creedon have created these "removie" posters based on the one letter removal idea. The poster...

 
 
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Another director attached to Fox's Frankenstein

It seems suitably ironic that the reboot of the classic movie about a reanimated monster seems to have fresh life breathed into it with each new director and studio that takes it on. Fox's version of Frankenstein's monster originally&n...

 
 
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Once Upon a Time in America screenings delayed

How did I miss this? At Cannes this year, a new cut of Sergio Leone's final film Once Upon a Time in America was screened, featuring 25 minutes of previously deleted footage. However, the print is going out of circulation, forcing canc...

 
 
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Movies That Changed Us: Ran (1985)

Yesterday, esteemed British film magazine Sight & Sound announced the results of its once-in-a-decade poll of filmmakers and critics to decide the greatest movies ever made. Following a fifty year reign at the top, Citizen Kane was fina...

 
 
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Lawrence of Arabia is returning to theaters!

This is some of the best news you're going to read today. A digitally restored, 4K version of the director's cut of Lawrence of Arabia may be coming to a theater near you. You may have heard that this new version premiered at this year...

 
 
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Book: Hollywood Movie Stills (Updated Edition)

Earlier this week, an updated edition of Hollywood Movie Stills by Joel W. Finler was released by Titan Books. It chronicles the history and art of movie still photography from the earliest days of film through the 1960s, with little snippe...

 
 
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Check out these posters made up of iconic movie items

It's kind of cool how some objects become so integral to the look or story of a beloved movie that they become iconic on their own, like the cat in the Matrix or the snake staff in Aladdin. French artist Maxime Pecourt has created these coo...

 
 
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Once Upon A Time In America to premiere uncut at Cannes

Every other movie at this year's Cannes Film Festival has become redundant with the news that the festival will premiere the original, 269-minute long cut of Sergio Leone's incredible Once Upon A Time In America, a story spanning five decad...

 
 




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The Foreigner"Jackie Chan has a certain set of skills, too"

 

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)"Damaged people, decent people, dysfunctional families"

 

NYFF Lady Bird"Fly, birdy, fly"

 

The Mountain Between Us"Why didn't they eat the dog?"

 

My Little Pony: The Movie"Straight to the glue factory"

 

Blade Runner 2049"Does Hollywood dream of electric reboots?"

 

Cult of Chucky"Don't cults require followers?"

 

NYFF Zama"Strange and without category, Lucrecia Martel's return to filmmaking is the best and most idiosyncratic movie of 2017"

 

Jeepers Creepers 3"Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

 

Battle of the Sexes"A back and forth volley never settling on a tone"

 

NYFF Thelma"Everything you need and more"

 

American Made"Sex, drugs, and Tom Cruise"

 

NYFF Last Flag Flying"Richard Linklater standing at attention, but not at ease or at rest"

 

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"

 
 
 
 
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