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Aaron Hillis

it's also uncharacteristically intimate. Read more here.; Credit: Courtesy Warner Bros.

Jodorowsky’s Endless Poetry Continues a Phantasmagorical Coming of Age

At 88 years young, the rebel-shaman filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky has led an eclectic life and enjoyed a provocative career not easily encapsulated. His 1970 acid western, El Topo, crowned him godfather of the midnight-movie craze. His phantasmagoric 1973 masterpiece, The Holy Mountain, was ripped off by Kanye West for the design of his Yeezus tour....
Can we now start calling Paul Reubens a conceptual artist?; Credit: Courtesy of Netflix

Netflix's Pee-wee's Big Holiday Made Us Cry Literal Tears of Joy

That light-gray Glen plaid suit, topped with a bright red bowtie and white kicks. That precociously naive predilection for absurdly oversized or miniaturized household gadgets. Those impatient eye rolls, mischievous tongue darts and sweetly demented giggles. The fizzy comic persona of Pee-wee Herman dates back to the late '70s, when......
Spike Lee

Spike Lee on Shooting in His Favorite Borough for Red Hook Summer

Do the Right Thing's pizza delivery boy Mookie may make an early cameo, but don't call Spike Lee's ambitious, uncompromising and musically charged return to Brooklyn a sequel. Red Hook Summer, which is set for a limited release on Aug. 10, is about what happens when "fro-hawked" Atlanta teen Flick......
The Secret World of Arrietty

Secret World of Arrietty Review

Synonymous with the humanistic, eco-minded, pastel-hued elegance of Japanese filmmaker and animation virtuoso Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away), Studio Ghibli, which Miyazaki co-founded, has earned its vaunted reputation as Disney's Pixar of the East. Although Miyazaki serves only on the periphery here as co-writer and production supervisor, his soulfulness still radiates......

Answers to Nothing Review

Panicked over being late to artificially inseminate his wife at the hospital, an unhappily married therapist (Dane Cook) pulls his mistress' mouth off his cock and forces her to spit into a plastic donation cup. So begins this wretchedly unearned provocation of a drama, in which co-writer/director Matthew Leutwyler rips......

I Melt With You Review

Insincere and superficially nihilistic, director Mark Pellington's swaggering, midlife-crisis melodrama about a soulless quartet of asshole college buds you'd never want to do blow with reuniting for a tragic Big Sur bungalow bender is less Cassavetes's Husbands than third-rate Chuck Palahniuk. Thomas Jane's the womanizing author without a second book......

OKA! Review

Love Actually's Kris Marshall stars as Larry, an endearingly goofy ethnomusicologist from Jersey who travels to the forests of Central Africa for a passion project: recording the music and microcosmic sounds of the Bayaka Pygmies, with whom he previously cohabitated. Based on a memoir by Louis Sarno—who fell in love......

Elevate Review

Four years, two continents, and a whole lot of culture shock in the making, Anne Buford's endearing and vibrantly photographed hoop-dreams doc follows a quartet of gifted West African teens from the SEEDS Academy (Sports for Education and Economic Development in Senegal) as they head to the U.S. on basketball......