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The 2020 Independent Spirits Awards were handed out last night. The ceremony has become an Academy Awards’ Eve tradition, celebrating the best in independent film and filmmakers, and in some ways addressing the most egr...   read

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Another year of cinema has passed, which means it's time for our second annual Golden Cages awards, the only end-of-the-year awards program featuring everyone's favorite actor as a screaming statuette! Over the next two weeks...   read
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  Watch Video It’s the first full week of February and we need to talk, which means it’s time once again for C What’s On, our look at what the Criterion Channel has programmed for its subscribers. It is Black History mont...   read

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  Watch Video MoviePass officially died in September, but today the dream of defying basic arithmetic is extra-dead. Helios and Matheson Analytics, MoviePass' the ill-fated parent company, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. As Vari...   read
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As I look back on the last year in film, I feel like I still have a lot of catching up to do. I didn’t see nearly as many movies in 2019 as I did in 2018, so there’s no way I could do a top 50 movies list. Yet eve...   read
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  Watch Video Shane Carruth has only directed two films, but they’ve been memorable, strange, and challenging. Carruth’s 2004 time travel film Primer is an excellent example of mind-bending science fiction on a limited bud...   read

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The Brian K. Vaughan/Tony Harris comic book series Ex Machina is getting a big screen adaptation through Legendary Entertainment. The film will be called The Great Machine, with a screenplay by Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapne...   read
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The nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards have been announced. The biggest showing came from Todd Phillips' Joker, which earned 11 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Cinem...   read

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  Watch Video It’s the first full week after the holiday season, which means it’s time once again for C What’s On, our look at what the Criterion Channel has programmed for its subscribers. As we return to the regular gri...   read

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 77th Golden Globes this morning. Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story leads the field with six nominations, including Best Motion Picture (Drama) and acting awa...   read

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  Watch Video Darren Aronofsky's critically acclaimed 2008 movie The Wrestler followed a down-on-his-luck superstar named Randy "The Ram" Robinson. Past his prime and living in squalor, the film chronicled the hardships of former wres...   read

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  Watch Video The start of a new month means it is time for C What’s On, our look at what the Criterion Channel has programmed for its subscribers. The December lineup is heavy with classics with a slight Yuletide tinge. Most notably...   read

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  Watch Video The Mandalorian isn't the only original Star Wars programming you'll see on Disney+. A kids game show called Jedi Temple Challenge is in the works for fall 2020. The Hollywood Reporter suggests it could be similar to Nickelod...   read

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  Watch Video After years of resistance to streaming, Studio Ghibli announced it would stream exclusively on HBO Max in 2020. Streaming won’t be the only way to see Studio Ghibli movies digitally. Animation distributor GKIDS announce...   read

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  Watch Video Varda by Agnès, the final film by Agnès Varda, starts as a filmed masterclass. Varda sits before a rapt crowd and begins speaking of her work, her worldview, her creative approach, and her life. For an artist, l...   read
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The Black Adam movie starring Dwayne Johnson isn't coming out until December 2021, but an interesting detail came up during a press junket for Jumanji: The Next Level. Johnson told ComicBook that Black Adam will introduce The...   read
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Yesterday we reported on Todd Phillips being in talks for a Joker sequel as well as other DC origin stories. As the day progressed, the facts of the The Hollywood Reporter's story came into question. We updated the post with ...   read

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  Watch Video Update: Deadline is telling THR to slow its damn roll, claiming that their sources say that there is no Joker sequel in the works yet, though it's highly likely to happen at some point. They also claim that the whole Tod...   read

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  Watch Video Some of the best and most exciting cinema in the last two-and-a-half decades has come South Korea. Films like Bong Joon-ho’s The Host, Kim Jee-woon’s I Saw the Devil, and Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden are ...   read

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  Watch Video The first trailer for Tom Hooper's Cats prompted an apology from our own Jesse Lab on the behalf of fans of musical theater. This new trailer for Cats is not as uncomfortably horny but still discomfiting. Maybe I just d...   read
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  Watch Video We fell back over the weekend, which means you have extra time to read C What’s On, our look at what the Criterion Channel has programmed for its subscribers. The November offerings are once again eclectic and delectabl...   read

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  Watch Video Midway through Céline Sciamma’s masterful Portrait of a Lady on Fire, we get the film’s thematic archstone. So much of this painterly, poetic queer romance is about looking at someone we desire and the feel...   read
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  Watch Video It’s the beginning of a new month, which means it’s time once again for C What’s On, our look at what the Criterion Channel has programmed for its subscribers. The October offerings are spooky, scary, and co...   read

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  Watch Video The Irishman feels like it could be Martin Scorsese’s final film. It won’t be—he’s already working with Leonardo Di Caprio on Killers of the Flower Moon—and yet if you told me this was his last m...   read
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  Watch Video We're a bit little later than intended because of some traveling, but it's time for another installment of "C What's On", our look at what the Criterion Channel has programmed for its subscribers. The September offerings are ...   read

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  Watch Video My brother and I loved The Amazing Johnathan growing up. The stand-up comedian/magician specialized in oddball sleight of hand and strange props, and we’d often imitate the bit where he sticks a straw into his ear, pull...   read
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  Watch Video Whatever your feelings may be about the original trilogy, the prequel trilogy, or the new trilogy, one element of Star Wars has remained unassailable: John Williams' score. In a career full of highlights, Star Wars was his ca...   read

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The CW's Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event is spanning beyond the established Arrowverse. Celebrated Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy will play Bruce Wayne for the mini-series this winter. This is the first time he'll ...   read
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  Watch Video It’s the first day of a new month, which means it’s time once again for C What’s On, our look at what the Criterion Channel has programmed for its subscribers. The August offerings feature two of my favorite...   read

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  Watch Video Here it is, our first look at Martin Scorsese's The Irishman. While the initial teaser revealed nothing, this first proper trailer delivers in a big way. The film looks like a classic Scorsese crime film, but on a grander sc...   read
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About Hubert Vigillaone of us since 11:42 AM on 10.06.2011



Hubert Vigilla is a writer living in Brooklyn, which makes him completely indistinguishable from 4/5 of people who live in Brooklyn. He writes about film, television, books, music, politics, culture, and the internet on the internet.

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