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2013 promises about what you’d expect: lots of sequels and comic book movies and sequels to comic book movies. But we’re not snobs — some of those look awfully exciting, and some of the smaller, more indie-minded titles have got us mighty interested as well. Join us for a look ahead at the ten pictures we’re looking forward to the most — and, of course, add your own in the… Read More
If you have a scorpion jacket hiding in your closet, or you just really loved Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive, then we have some good and bad news. The director recently told The Evening Standard (via Slash Film) that while he doesn’t envision a sequel to the neo-noir film starring a dreamy —… Read More
In retrospect, last week’s gift guide for movie geeks was seriously lacking in one important element: it needs more Criterion. The Criterion Collection, as you presumably well know, is the preeminent home video label for film nerds, lavishing their second-to-none skills of restoration and supplementation on titles both well-known and obscure. So yes, a week-late addendum: if you’re shopping for cinephiles, a title or two from the Criterion Collection should do the trick.
Alas, which titles? At 600+ films (and growing monthly), sifting through the collection is a daunting task. Thankfully, the label is more than happy to help out; one of the most enjoyable time-killers on their site is their section of Top 10s, in which film fans from across the spectrum — directors, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers, comedians, critics, etc. — select their ten favorite Criterion titles, often with concise mini-reviews for each. After the jump, in a bit of meta list construction, we’ve picked out ten of our favorite folks from that page, and a few of their recommendations as well. … Read More
Artists Tom Haugomat and Bruno Mangyoku have created a minimalist video tribute to Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive. Set to the breathy track the director used in his first film, Bronson — Glass Candy’s “Digital Versicolour” — the duo have included all of the Ryan Gosling movie’s recognizable images in their animation: the toothpick, the watch, the jacket, and of course, the sullen violence. It’s only a minute long, and really — what other endorsement do you need here? Click on for more. … Read More
Today the trailer for Bronson, starring Tom Hardy, is up on Hulu. Directed by Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn, the film is based on the story of one of England’s most notorious criminals: Michael Gordon Peterson spent almost his entire life in prison, which is where his alter-ego Charles Bronson was born. The trailer looks really theatrical, and in fact its aesthetic kind of reminds us of Across the Universe (the trailer itself draws a comparison to A Clockwork Orange). Check it out and see what you think after the… Read More