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By JDance: So DuVernay is going to try science fiction. I wonder how she is going to try to work a racism subtext into it. If she does (and thats…

Ava DuVernay & Lupita Nyong'o Teaming For Sci-Fi Thriller 'Intelligent Life'

Feb 9th, 2016 10:32pm

By Chris: I saw Casablanca projected this way, and it was fantastic! Hopefully, they will consider showing a Marx Brother double bill one day.

Film Noir Classic 'The Maltese Falcon' Returning To Theaters For 75th Anniversary Screening

Feb 9th, 2016 9:21pm

By Dave: He did a better job of describing the novel than directing the film based on the novel.

Read: Lenny Abrahamson's 5-Page Letter To Author Emma Donoghue That Convinced Her To Let Him Make 'Room'

Feb 9th, 2016 8:15pm

By Jen: so Lupita has been typecast as an alien?

Ava DuVernay & Lupita Nyong'o Teaming For Sci-Fi Thriller 'Intelligent Life'

Feb 9th, 2016 8:12pm

By Chris : They are pros. The Fathom events I have seen are theatrical quality.

Film Noir Classic 'The Maltese Falcon' Returning To Theaters For 75th Anniversary Screening

Feb 9th, 2016 7:48pm

By Freddie Rosen: Very fucking worrying. One of the other key reasons for this shift in emphasis is that it's so bloody expensive to go to the cinema. People…

Disruptors: How Netflix & Amazon Are Creating Greater Tumult In The Independent Film Industry

Feb 9th, 2016 7:35pm

By cirkusfolk: Btw, I'm typing my comments while waiting to book my second prisoner of the day into jail. Both were white. Yup, racist here!

'In Bruges' Director Martin McDonagh's 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' Starts Shooting This Spring

Feb 9th, 2016 7:18pm

By cirkusfolk: Yes I am. I guess you can lump me in with the Coen brothers then. Sorry if my above comment was in jest due to the plot of this movie. Taking…

'In Bruges' Director Martin McDonagh's 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' Starts Shooting This Spring

Feb 9th, 2016 7:16pm

By IG-88: I don't celebrate mediocre directing. And I'm sick of hearing about her. Same woman who says hollywood doesn't make stories about black…

Ava DuVernay Being Wooed To Direct ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ & Colin Trevorrow-Scripted ‘Intelligent Life’

Feb 9th, 2016 7:11pm

By ArnoldLayne: Yes, these events are a fantastic use of the Digital Cinema Package technology. Not feasible to send around film canisters as in the past,…

Film Noir Classic 'The Maltese Falcon' Returning To Theaters For 75th Anniversary Screening

Feb 9th, 2016 6:28pm

By Big Ronnie: BULLSHIT ARTIST! BULLSHIT ARTIST! BULLSHIT ARTIST! BULLSHIT ARTIST! BULLSHIT ARTIST! BULLSHIT ARTIST! BULLSHIT ARTIST! BULLSHIT ARTIST!…

Review: ‘The Greasy Strangler’ Is Disgusting, Deviant And Pleasurably Weird At Heart

Feb 9th, 2016 6:26pm

By Alex P: Circus, given your fairly consistent comments on this website: you're totally ok with being a transparent racist? DIdn't i once read you say…

'In Bruges' Director Martin McDonagh's 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' Starts Shooting This Spring

Feb 9th, 2016 6:15pm

By Erik: "Try as they might, studios can't consistently tell what audiences will latch onto. For example, the Captain Phasma character in…

George Miller Says He Originally Wanted The Music In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' To Only Come From The Doof Warrior

Feb 9th, 2016 5:49pm

By Jacob Herrmann III: Glen Keane is without a doubt the greatest Animator ever! I would give anything just to meet him and show him the Screenplay I am working on.…

Legendary Animator Glen Keane Leaves Disney

Feb 9th, 2016 5:47pm

By cirkusfolk: Probably a black person who murdered her daughter.

'In Bruges' Director Martin McDonagh's 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' Starts Shooting This Spring

Feb 9th, 2016 5:35pm

By Jimbo: It's all subjective, but I thought 'State & Main' was fairly poor, but meanwhile think 'The Player' is spectacularly satirical, definitel…

22 Essential Films About Hollywood

Feb 9th, 2016 5:24pm

By ENPS: Well REF, Clint Eastwood has played himself in every movie he has been in since the past 40 something years. He's an outstanding actor just…

Kristen Stewart, James Franco, And Helena Bonham Carter to Star In Drama 'JT LeRoy'

Feb 9th, 2016 5:16pm

By Mimi: As usual, the Rob Pattinson gang of haters are the first to always comment on any story about Kristen Stewart. Pathetic human beings. Rob -…

Kristen Stewart, James Franco, And Helena Bonham Carter to Star In Drama 'JT LeRoy'

Feb 9th, 2016 5:04pm

By Romy: Chevalier seems to be the most interesting film here - same director who did Attenberg and it won best film at London Film Festival this year…

SXSW Adds New Fede Alvarez Thriller, Remastered 'Phantasm,' Sundance Hits 'Newtown,' 'Morris From America,' And More

Feb 9th, 2016 4:35pm

By Dave: It's really funny when people try to elevate bourgeois Whitehood in media by promoting its very lack of drama and danger as something sexy.…

Watch: Honest Trailer For 'Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World' Highlights The Film's Pure Nerd Wish Fulfillment

Feb 9th, 2016 4:32pm