Film

Photos of the Cinema-Going Experience Capture the Magic of Movies in Miniature

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Following news of New York City’s iconic Ziegfeld movie theater shutting its doors after 46 years, Richard Finkelstein’s exhibition Sitting in the Dark with Strangers takes on a new resonance. On view at the Robert Mann Gallery through January 30, Finkelstein’s photos are constructed from meticulous sets with miniature figurines, capturing the cinema-going experience.
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The Best Steve Buscemi Merch

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Happy birthday to our favorite bug-eyed babe, Steve Buscemi. The Ghost World and Fargo actor with the name we love to mispronounce doesn’t think the Chicks With Steve Buscemeyes Tumblr is as great as we think it is, but memes like that have helped elevate Buscemi’s reputation to Internet God. Naturally, some pretty fantastic merch has followed, featuring riffs on all of our favorite Buscemi characters — which are really all Buscemi anyway, so what’s not to love? Spend your dollars on these goodies.
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An Amazing ‘Twin Peaks’ Tarot Deck

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When most people think of the tarot, the Rider-Waite deck springs to mind. Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith (with input from academic and mystic A. E. Waite), the deck’s iconic line drawings contain magical/occult symbols that were a departure from previous cards with largely Christian iconography. We’ve seen numerous pop-culture adaptations of the mystical cards, but illustrator Benjamin Mackey’s Twin Peaks tarot has to be our favorite.
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The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Matthew McConaughey

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Matthew McConaughey hosted last night’s SNL for the first time in 14 years. His gift as a storyteller, something Lincoln Motor Company tried to bank on following the cult success of his role in True Detective, was on display during the show’s opening with an explanation about the origin of his famous catchphrase. Adele joins the episode for a rousing performance of “Hello” and “When We Were Young.” See how the British singer’s post-breakup ballad found its way into last evening’s sketches, below.
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Convincing Posters That Cast Classic Stars in Contemporary Films

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If you worship cinema’s holy trinity of “Davids,” which includes David Lynch, David Fincher, and David Cronenberg, you’ll adore graphic designer Peter Stults’ What If: Movies Reimagined for Another Time and Place poster series. The New York-based artist trades contemporary actors with classic stars (and directors) on the posters for modern films. In this volume of his one-sheet remakes, which we learned about on Booooooom, Stults tackles the filmographies of the three Davids — along with other movies, like Guardians of the Galaxy (with Michael Jackson in the lead role, which suddenly makes complete sense).
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