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In the typical form of modern film exhibition, movie theaters buzz with the attraction of single feature films. These films are preceded by eight to ten minutes of trailers brandishing other single features arriving in the next couple of months. With the exception of the midnight release or the celebratory Sunday marathon, the presence of single motion picture screenings has become the movie theater’s undisputable standard.

August 31, 2015 / / Special Pages
August 18, 2015 / / Special Pages

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In preparation for our H.P. Lovecraft quasquicentennial tribute this weekend, we’ve compiled a list of recommended articles about Lovecraft adaptations in general, as well as specific films in this series. Look for a Film Note on THE CRIMSON CULT later this week. Also, be sure to check out Ben Sunday’s take on IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS.  

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April 24, 2014 / / Special Pages

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Editor’s Note: To coincide with our monthly Elements of Cinema series, we will periodically present essays discussing various aspects of filmmaking. 

When an audience member walks away from a critically successful film and says, “Those characters talk and act like real people,” you should know that you’ve just witnessed a magician’s trick.

April 21, 2014 / / Special Pages

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Quick! Name an animator who started his career at Disney under the tutelage of the legendary Nine Old Men, created iconic characters like Mr. Magoo and Maypo pitchman Marky Maypo, and worked with such animation hotbeds as UPA, National Film Board of Canada, and Children’s Television Workshop. Give up? This illustrious resume can only belong to John Hubley, one of the most underrated pioneers of American animation. 2014 marks Hubley’s centenary year, as good a reason as any to delve into his back catalog.