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Film, Forgotten Flick <i>Ravenous</i> Is Best-Ever Manifest Destiny Cannibal Comedy

Forgotten Flick Ravenous Is Best-Ever Manifest Destiny Cannibal Comedy

Ravenous is a film-shaped UFO: It's so delightfully weird that its very existence defies logic. Imagine a film that makes A Modest Proposal–style satire out of Dracula's Gothic horror tropes in the spaghetti Western milieu of The Great Silence. It's a pitch-black comedy about Manifest Destiny and cannibal frontiersmen. Set...…
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Trust Me's Clark Gregg: "There Is This Barbarism Inherent in the American Dream"

Clark Gregg understands that hard work and perseverance don't necessarily pay off in Hollywood. Since moving to Los Angeles in 1992, the star of ABC series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has directed two feature films and scripted three, none of which is the work he's best known for. The multihyphenate...…
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Meet Skinaflix, the Netflix for Aficionados of Old-School Porn

“Sex films sell, and other stuff doesn't ... or at least not nearly as well,” film preservationist Joe Rubin says. Rubin, 24, is one of the creators of Skinaflix, a VOD-style streaming video service he calls “the Netflix of porn.” At Vinegar Syndrome, a separate DVD/Blu-ray–centric home video company, Rubin...…
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Troma's Lloyd Kaufman: "I Hope the MPAA Burns in Hell"

Another project that never took off: What the hell were you guys thinking when you made Doggie Tales? One of the people who worked for us, his significant other worked at this dog daycare center. He convinced Michael and me to make this. It didn't turn out to be very successful. But did you notice who did the voices? James Gunn.…
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Film, Wes Craven: I Always Encouraged Robert Englund to Make Freddy Krueger His Own

Wes Craven: I Always Encouraged Robert Englund to Make Freddy Krueger His Own

Despite some reluctance, Wes Craven is a name-brand filmmaker. The phrase "Wes Craven Presents" comes with certain expectations thanks to the financial success of the Scream franchise and The Hills Have Eyes series before that. But what cemented Craven's reputation is A Nightmare on Elm Street, a deathless cycle of...…
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Film, Ya Dig? Abel Ferrara on <i>Ms. 45</i>, Back in Theaters After More Than 30 Years

Ya Dig? Abel Ferrara on Ms. 45, Back in Theaters After More Than 30 Years

Bronx-born filmmaker Abel Ferrara considers all of his fiction films to be documentaries: What you see is what happened in the moment that was shot. That mentality informed the making of Ms. 45, Ferrara's characteristically complex 1981 rape-revenge drama. In the film, a mute teenager (Zoë Lund) copes with being...…
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The Wind Rises, Legendary Director Hayao Miyazaki's Final Film

The Wind Rises, Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki's final directorial feature, is an emotionally generous and expansively detailed romantic fantasy. Based on Kaze Tachinu, Miyazaki's manga biography of WWII airplane engineer Jiro Horikoshi, The Wind Rises' apolitical, dreamlike drama valorizes Horikoshi as a dreamer who remains optimistic during wartime. As a...…
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Film, The Wookiee Wins: Meet the Director of the Chewbacca Doc That Conquered Kickstarter

The Wookiee Wins: Meet the Director of the Chewbacca Doc That Conquered Kickstarter

Understandably, Peter Mayhew is not as well known as Harrison Ford or Mark Hamill. But W. Ryan Ziegler wants to change that. The first-time filmmaker is now raising money on Kickstarter for Standing in the Stars: The Peter Mayhew Story, a documentary about the 7-foot-3 actor who played Chewbacca in...…
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Film, The Devil's Auteur: Rob Zombie Faces His Fans -- and His Art

The Devil's Auteur: Rob Zombie Faces His Fans -- and His Art

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Life of Pi Star Irrfan Khan on Crossing Over From Bollywood to American Film and TV

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Cloud Atlas: Inside the Wachowskis' World

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Director Genndy Tartakovsky Chats About Hotel Transylvania, His Feature Debut

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Arts, Public Spectacle David Cronenberg's <em>Cosmopolis</em>: Director Tells Us How He Adapted Don DeLillo's Novel for the Screen

David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis: Director Tells Us How He Adapted Don DeLillo's Novel for the Screen

One of the most interesting things about Cosmopolis, writer-director David Cronenberg's extraordinary adaptation of Don DeLillo's novel by the same name, is that it's the first script Cronenberg has both written and shot since 1999's eXistenZ. Additionally, his adaptation of Cosmopolis marks the first time he has adapted a work...…
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Mumbai Diaries

MUMBAI DIARIES Mumbai Diaries — a new Indian indie written and directed by Kiran Rao that's kind of about a romantic rich man/rich girl/poor boy love triangle, but mostly about vanishing culture in Mumbai — is sadly only as interesting as its peripheral details. Star Aamir Khan, who also produced...…
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