Posts by Shane Kelly

Countdown: A New Wave of European Horror Retrospective

Fear has always appeared as an agent of human anxieties. When we look at medieval depictions of a goat-like devil, it’s easy to understand all the…

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Review: Southland Tales

Southland Tales | Richard Kelly | November 14, 2007

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Opinion: Are Bryan Singer’s X-Men a Threat to Anti-Gay Russia?

Last week on Public Radio International’s Studio 360 Hollywood producer Linda Obst appeared in support of her new book Sleepless in Hollywood: Tales from the New…

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Review: The Butler

Lee Daniels’ The Butler | Lee Daniels | August 16, 2013 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a long track record of honoring…

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Interview: In a World Writer/Director/Star Lake Bell Explains Why Men Don’t Sell Tampons

I was lucky enough to sit in for an interview round with up and coming director Lake Bell. On the eve of the release of her…

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Five Great Hollywood Satires

Since the fall of antiquity, satire as a word, concept, and genre has grown beyond generic confines to become an increasingly pervasive quality of everyday life.…

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Review: In a World …

In a World … | Lake Bell | August 9, 2013 Update: We recently got to sit in for an interview with Lake Bell, you can read…

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The Act of Killing Pushes the Envelope in NYC: Screenings with Q&A by Director Joshua Oppenheimer

I was lucky enough to catch one of the premiere United States screenings of Joshua Oppenheimer’s brilliant new documentary The Act of Killing this past weekend.…

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What to Watch this Weekend: The Act of Killing

  The Act of Killing has been called a masterpiece by the village voice. A documentary analyzing an unacknowledged genocide in Indonesia in the mid 1960s.…

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Review: The Time Being

The Time Being | 2012 | Ninad Cicin-Sain | Tribeca Film | VOD: July 23, 2013 Some movies feature such powerful visuals that they’re enough communicate…

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