The Brutal Futurism of Godards PastBy David N. Meyer
A 1966 Godard classic returns to the big screen and reminds viewers that in the hands of a master postmodern alienation and ravishing beauty dont have to be mutually exclusive
A Royal PainBy Tessa DeCarlo
Marie Antoinette and The Queen examine the world of monarchical excess from opposite perspectives and with disparate results.
Old Fashioned Gore and Familiar Tropes: The 2006 NYC Horror Film FestivalBy David Wilentz
Scary movies arent dead theyre just underground. A muchmaligned genre shows signs of life at The 2006 NYC Horror Film Festival.
DOCS IN SIGHTBy Williams Cole
Shut Up and Sing, chronicles the Dixie Chicks much publicized battle with rightwing ideologues over their antiwar political stance. The Bridge, inspired by a New Yorker article, examines the Golden Gates morbid appeal as worldfamous suicide site.
KAWAII Unchained: Sailor Suit & Machine GunBy David Wilentz
Screening five teenidol action flicks, The Japan Society reexamines the sex appealtrumping cuteness that characterized Japanese popicons in the 80s.
DVD CultureBy Matt Peterson
Jean-Luc Godards 1985 Hail Mary, coming twenty years after Contempt, and twenty years before Notre Musique, springs from smack in the middle of the no-mans land that was Godard in the 80s. ...
JIGOKU (Criterion Collection)By David Wilentz
The Japanese horror movie Jigoku, recently released on DVD by the Criterion Collection, blends Western and Eastern concepts of sin, justice and hell in a blisteringly cohesive nightmare vision.