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The Female Gaze: Women Filmmakers From Japan Cuts And Beyond

The Female Gaze: Women Filmmakers From Japan Cuts And Beyond

New York, NY (October 20, 2022) – A survey of the growing prominence and visibility ofwomen in film, the latest ACA Cinema Project series The Female Gaze: Women Filmmakersfrom JAPAN CUTS and Beyond focuses on the essential roles that female artists play frombehind the camera in Japanese cinema—ranging from ...

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Brooklyn Horror Film Festival: Dispatch One

Brooklyn Horror Film Festival: Dispatch One

(above: still from "Mickey Dogface," a short film directed by Zach Fleming, from the "Local Invasion" showcase.) It’s October which means pumpkin in everything: pies, lattes, soup, perfumes, cleaning products–you name it! It also means Halloween, campy costumes and candy and this week in Brooklyn it means the 7th ...

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Halloween Costume Suggestions

Halloween Costume Suggestions

Unsure about what to dress up as on October 31? Then you're in luck. Here's our list of the hottest things to wear this Halloween and if you buy one you have the extra satisfaction of knowing that we may receive a small commission to help keep this site alive!

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1985 Anime Classic “Angel’s Egg” at Japan Society

1985 Anime Classic “Angel’s Egg” at Japan Society

Before Japanese film director Mamoru Oshii made his international hit 1995 animated cyberpunk thriller “Ghost in the Shell,” he made “Angel’s Egg,” a mysterious original video animation (OVA) which perplexed audiences upon its original release. Now considered a masterpiece, New York City’s Japan Society is screening ...

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Estonian horror/comedy “Kratt” on VOD

Estonian horror/comedy “Kratt” on VOD

In Estonian folklore a “Kratt” is a mythical creature who will work around the clock for you. Once done with a task it says “Give me work!” and you had better have a job ready or it will kill you. (One way to distract it is to ask it to do an impossible task like making a ladder out of bread!) In Rasmuss Verimoo’s ...

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Brooklyn Horror Film Fest: My Picks

Brooklyn Horror Film Fest: My Picks

The 7th annual Brooklyn Horror Film Festival begins October 13 and runs until October 20. Go here for more info and to buy tickets and passes. There are many scary new features and shorts to see but here are six I will definitely be reviewing. SINPHONY Saturday, October 15, 2022 3:25 PM This is the ...

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Isabelle Huppert Retrospective at Film Forum

Isabelle Huppert Retrospective at Film Forum

I had the great pleasure of meeting Isabelle Huppert in 1986 when she was working on the film “The Bedroom Window” (directed by the late Curtis Hanson) in Wilmington, North Carolina. And she signed a big French subway poster of “Entre Nous” I owned. She has had a long career of tremendous performances and the Film ...

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“Ringu” at Japan Society

“Ringu” at Japan Society

This Friday, October 7, the Japan Society of New York City will screen Hideo Nakata’s 1998 j-horror classic “Ringu” in their "monthly classics" series of Japanese films. Go here for more information and to buy tickets. (Warning: spoilers ahead.) “Ringu” is still considered the most commercially successful Japanese ...

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Kino Cult: Deep Cuts in October

Kino Cult: Deep Cuts in October

Celebrating its first anniversary, the ad-supported streaming service Kino Cult presents 31 curated double-features, reviving the spirit of the midnight movie and providing a sampling of the unapologetically weird cinema that has become Kino Cult's trademark. Each Thursday at midnight, Kino Cult will introduce ...

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Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Oct. 13-20

Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Oct. 13-20

The 7th annual Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, presented by Shudder, will be held October 13th to the 20th with screenings at Nitehawk Cinema, Williamsburg and Williamsburg Cinemas in Brooklyn, NY. Go here for more info, the schedule and ticket info. The festival will screen dozens of new horror films, including ...

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RIP JLG

RIP JLG

I remember the day in my freshman year of college when I discovered the work of Jean-Luc Godard. I gathered up all the change I had and made copies of every article about him I could find in the university library. This was in 1978, years after his classic first act as a director of radically structured but still ...

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“Dreaming Walls,” a portrait of the Hotel Chelsea, on VOD

“Dreaming Walls,” a portrait of the Hotel Chelsea, on VOD

A friend of mine used to live in Manhattan’s legendary Chelsea Hotel and one day he got a call from Patti Smith. It turned out that he had been living in the room once occupied by Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe in the 1960s. She was writing her 2010 book about the period, “Just Kids,” and wanted to be alone in the ...

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