In terms of provocation, Beuys could certainly provoke viewers into reading a book on its subject instead.
* This filmography is not intended to be a comprehensive list of this artist’s work. Instead it reflects the films this person has been involved with that have been reviewed on this site.
An obituary for the late Tom Petty.
A report on some good films coming your way from Telluride and Toronto this year.
A report on new films from Armando Iannucci, Aaron Sorkin, and Lynn Shelton.
A preview of the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, which starts tomorrow.
The 25 films we're most excited to see during the fall of 2017.
Reviews of "Whitney: Can I Be Me," "You're Soaking in It," "A Bastard Child" and "Shingal, Where Are You?" at Hot Docs 2017.
Katherine Tulich talks to Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer about "Hidden Figures."
Gaite Jansen on "Supernova"; Memories of Professor Scorsese; Bérénice Bejo on France's year of terror; "Tin Cup" Oral History; Confessions of a Pokémon Go Grinch.
Sheila writes: A really fun piece over on Mubi: Adrian Curry, who heads up Mubi's popular movie-poster column, interviews Mondo creative director and poster-designer Jay Shaw. Shaw provides commentary for his Top Ten American Movie Posters. It's an eclectic selection. Some of the designs were not used, ultimately, like the Bill Gold design for "Get Carter" below, but still worthy of appreciation.
The movie questionnaire and 2015 reviews of RogerEbert.com film critic Glenn Kenny.
A list of the three-and-a-half-star reviews so far posted on RogerEbert.com this year.
A feature article on "Black or White," including interviews with Kevin Costner, Anthony Mackie and director Mike Binder.
A personal recap of the 2015 Critics Choice Movie Awards.
A report on response to early Oscar favorites from TIFF 2014.
An interview with Patricia Clarkson, star of two TIFF 2014 films, "Learning to Drive" and "October Gale."
The Wolf of Broadway; Kevin Costner's potential comeback; A reporter who spent a year observing college fraternities; An examination of Kurosawa's High and Low; Dana Stevens on Miyazaki's last film.
Gerardo Valero reflects on "Man of Steel" and the challenges of making a good Superman movie.
Ten of the oddest baseball movies ever, just in time for the playoffs.
Peter Sobczynski ranks 27 films by Brian De Palma.
Marie writes: Behold a truly rare sight. London in 1924 in color. "The Open Road" was shot by an early British pioneer of film named Claude Friese-Greene and who made a series of travelogues using the colour process his father William (a noted cinematographer) had been experimenting with. The travelogues were taken between 1924 and 1926 on a motor journey between Land's End and John O'Groats. You can find more footage from The Open Road at The British Film Institute's YouTube channel for the film. You can also explore their Archives collection over here.
Marie writes: Now this is something you don't see every day. Behold The Paragliding Circus! Acrobatic paragliding pilot Gill Schneider teamed up with his father’s circus class (he operates a school that trains circus performers) to mix and combine circus arts with paragliding - including taking a trapezist (Roxane Giliand) up for ride and without a net. Best original film in the 2012 Icare Cup. Video by Director/Filmmaker Shams Prod. To see more, visit Shams Prod.
Marie writes: Behold the amazing Art of Greg Brotherton and the sculptures he builds from found and re-purposed objects - while clearly channeling his inner Tim Burton. (Click to enlarge.)
"With a consuming drive to build things that often escalate in complexity as they take shape, Greg's work is compulsive. Working with hammer-formed steel and re-purposed objects, his themes tend to be mythological in nature, revealed through a dystopian view of pop culture." - Official website
Marie writes: For those unaware, it seems our intrepid leader, the Grand Poobah, has been struck by some dirty rotten luck..."This will be boring. I'll make it short. I have a slight and nearly invisible hairline fracture involving my left femur. I didn't fall. I didn't break it. It just sort of...happened to itself." - Roger
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Rarely does a TV show arrive with lower expectations than the annual Emmy Awards telecast. It's a given that the thing will suck. Even so, this year's -- the 64th -- managed to come up short and disappoint. And it wasn't one of those "so bad it's good" campy things you can enjoy making fun of, either. It was more like one of those "so bad it's lousy" things that leave you incredulous and drained of the will to live.
Marie writes: It's that time of the year again! The Toronto International Film Festival is set to run September 6 - 16, 2012. Tickets selection began August 23rd. Single tickets on sale Sept 2, 2012. For more info visit TIFF's website.