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Spike Lee to Spielberg: A-List Directors Try Kickstarter

Dan Mirvish | Posted 09.22.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Mirvish

I've argued that the rise of high-profile Kickstarter campaigns is already shifting the paradigm of how movies are funded, and that's probably a good thing. But with filmmakers getting financing directly from their fans, won't the Hollywood studios lose their raison d'etre?

Is This The Most Confusing Movie EVER?

Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment

What's the most confusing movie ever? According to ScreenCrush, it's "2001: A Space Odyssey." Stanley Kubrick's 1968 science fiction film grossed ...

Malcolm McDowell: The CFQ Interview

Dan Persons | Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Practically omnipresent and infinitely versatile, Malcolm McDowell has played, among others, a rebellious private school student, a futuristic sociopath, a degenerate emperor, Michael Myer's nemesis, and the killer of Captain Kirk.

Worst Film Analysis Ever

Posted 04.22.2013 | Comedy

The iconic ending to the film "2001: A Space Odyssey" is meant to raise a lot of questions. Questions like, what happens to that bone that gets thrown...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Dan Persons | Posted 06.01.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

G.I. Joe: Retaliation is the second entry in the toy-based franchise, featuring Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, and Ray Stevenson facing off the baddies of Cobra in order to make the world safe for... Not sure. Other toys, possibly?

Walls Can Talk: A Room 237 Review

Tony Bartolone | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Bartolone

It would be much too easy to dismiss this chatty little flick as a silly study in crackpot speculation. Rather, its well-crafted eloquence succeeds in raising poignant questions that are pertinent to understanding human behavior.

Movie Review: Room 237

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Ostensibly a documentary, it's meant as an eye-opening deconstruction of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. Director Rodney Ascher lets a group of obsessives spout off about their theories of what Kubrick really meant. The only thing they don't suggest is that Kubrick is talking to them over the radio.

Encounters With Mike Hodges' 'The Terminal Man' Via Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman and Terrence Malick (Part 2)

Mike Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Kaplan

It was the spring of 1975 and Robert Altman arrived in London with a print of Nashville. The audience was filled with the major players of the British film community.

Encounters With Mike Hodges' 'The Terminal Man' Via Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman and Terrence Malick

Mike Kaplan | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Kaplan

It was late and chilly on Wardour Street, a good three miles to the flat I was renting in St. John's Wood, yet I desperately needed that walk to get a grasp on the emotions churned up by the film I had just screened.

Diane Arbus: A College Student Remembers

Jack Meyer | Posted 05.18.2013 | Arts
Jack Meyer

. Viewing the work of Diane Arbus is akin to diving into a cold pool; you know what to expect every time, and, yet, you cannot help but feel that shocking sensation each time you engage.

Beyond Category: 2001 and The Master

Mike Kaplan | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Kaplan

While The Master, like 2001, has meditative and metaphysical leanings -- areas that tend to unnerve audiences -- it was greeted, unlike 2001, by many rapturous reviews describing its wondrous surprises and consummate craftsmanship.

Falling for Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love a Film Exhibition (PHOTOS)

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

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Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting Shows U.S. Must Prepare for Violence

Steven Kurlander | Posted 02.16.2013 | Parents
Steven Kurlander

Just as our government took immediate action to secure air travel after 9/11, school districts and the Federal government must now dedicate substantial resources toward making our schools less prone to attacks like the one that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

LACMA's Trifecta of Exhibitions: Noir, Crime and Sin

Tracey Harnish | Posted 02.05.2013 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

A trifecta of cinema-inspired exhibitions is now playing at LACMA. Now showing: a post-renaissance painter, an iconic film director and a pop art master.

The Best Art Events This Weekend

Bettina Korek | Posted 02.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Art.Music. is the last of the Hammer's music residency wild Up. For this final concert, the orchestra examines the intersection of visual art and music by exploring the museum's collections and creating new site-specific work.

Sir Ken Adam on Designing James Bond Sets and Working With Kubrick

Steve Karras | Posted 01.13.2013 | Entertainment
Steve Karras

As a production designer, Sir Ken Adam consistently pushed his imagination to the limits, creating movie sets, each different, as thrilling to look at as the action unfolding up on the screen.

PLAN ForYourArt: November 1-7

Bettina Korek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Thursday is opening day of the first U.S. retrospective of director Stanley Kubrick. This exhibition covers Kubrick's career, beginning with his early photographs for Look through his directorial works of the 1950s through the 1990s.

PHOTOS: Hollywood's Most Glamorous Night?

The Huffington Post | Sasha Bronner | Posted 10.29.2012 | Los Angeles

Was LACMA's second annual Art+Film Gala on Saturday LA's most glamorous night -- aside from the Oscars? Quite possibly. Everyone from Steven Spiel...

What Does the Upcoming Stanley Kubrick Exhibition Have to Do With U.S. Customs?

Susan Michals | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
Susan Michals

The exhibition has been making the worldwide rounds, from Rome to Melbourne to Hollywood, and the show is always a variation on a theme (for the most part) with the brother and sister involved every step of the way.

PHOTOS: Stanley Kubrick Shoots Chicago, 1949

Posted 10.17.2012 | Chicago

The man ultimately responsible for such timeless works as "The Shining" and "A Clockwork Orange" was once a staff photographer for Look magazine and, ...

What's So Great About Stanley Kubrick?

Tom Teicholz | Posted 11.13.2012 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

If Kubrick is a "legendary filmmaker," what exactly is his legend? Glad you asked.

Would You Pay $5,000 To See Florence & The Machine?

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.06.2012 | Los Angeles

This event makes Coachella look cheap. Leonardo DiCaprio is throwing a party at LACMA, and you're not invited -- unless you can cough up at least ...

A Conversation With Legendary Director David Cronenberg

Steven Shehori | Posted 10.23.2012 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

David Cronenberg's latest film is Cosmopolis, starring Robert Pattinson and Paul Giamatti: a cautionary tale of 21st-century capitalism, excess, violence, and spiritual lethargy.

Recalling Total Recall: Intrigue, Ultra-Violence, Humor and What Else That Is Missing from the Schwarzenegger Remakes

William Bradley | Posted 10.17.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

For his part, director Paul Verhoeven joyously showcases ultra-violence in Total Recall, sticking it in the audience's face. Indeed, the entire milieu of the film is as downbeat as it is shot through with glee.

First U.S. Stanley Kubrick Retrospective Will Debut In November

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 08.17.2012 | Arts

In November, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will co-present a retrospective of the work of Sta...