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Interview: Dominic Monaghan, Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism

“Georgia Byng’s precocious literary moppet, Molly Moon, missed the boat with Harry Potter in the aughts and failed to make the journey across the pond to American shores. 69 more words

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WTH Just Happened?: House

“For all of its oddities, grotesqueries and eccentricities, the single strangest thing about Nobuhiko Obayashi’s House (Hausu) is probably its heritage. How does a legendary studio like Toho commission a film to capitalize on the success of Jawsand wind up with a haunted house flick? 81 more words

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Paste's 100 Best Film Noirs Of All Time

“Since its coining in 1946 by French critic Nino Frank, who observed from afar something dark, quite literally, going on at the American cinema, the term “film noir” has been debated and debated and debated some more. 29 more words

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Best of Criterion's New Release, July 2015

Beefy film noir, violent, lurid crime flicks, Carroll Ballard, and early Stephen Frears make up the bulk of this month’s Criterion offerings. (Via Paste Magazine.)

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Interview: Joshua Oppenheimer, The Look of Silence

“Joshua Oppenheimer has dedicated the last decade of his life to exposing the Indonesian genocide that occurred between 1965 and 1966, but he first began to tell his story to the world back in 2013, when Drafthouse Films released Oppenheimer’s film The Act of Killing to critical acclaim and an eventual Oscar nomination. 74 more words

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(More Than) Halftime Report: The Best Of 2015 To Date

This post is late. Every hip critic on the web has already published a top ten for the year despite the fact that 2015 is only half over and going through the ranking rigmarole every fall is enough of a pain in the ass on its own without having to do the same song and dance six months in advance. 144 more words

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Interview: Sean Baker, Tangerine

“If you keep up with the buzz humming off the festival circuit, then no doubt you’ve heard of Sean Baker’s Sundance hit Tangerine, which he shot using a handful of iPhone 5s (outfitted with anamorphic lens adapters). 76 more words

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