Stanley Kubrick’s Daughter Vivian Debunks the Age-Old Moon Landing Conspiracy Theory

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All moon-landing conspiracy theorists refuse to believe that the United States landed on that much-mythologized rock 250,00 miles away in 1969. As to why the rest of us believe that it did happen, moon-landing conspiracy theorists vary in the specifics of their stories.

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Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing & The Social Network) to Teach Online Course on Screenwriting This Summer

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Sports Night, The West Wing, The American President, The Social Network — hardly shameful items to appear on anyone’s résumé.

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The Creativity of Female Graffiti & Street Artists Will Be Celebrated in Street Heroines, a New Documentary

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Street art is a frequently dangerous game. The threat of arrest pales in comparison to some of the hazards long time practitioners describe.

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David Lynch Despises Product Placement & Watching Movies on iPhones (NSFW)

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When one first encounters the surreal sensibilities of David Lynch on film, it’s hard to know what to expect of the man behind them.

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Watch “The Corridor,” a Tribute to the Music Video Stanley Kubrick Planned to Make Near the End of His Life

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When Stanley Kubrick died, he left behind numerous film ideas that would never see the light of day. There was his epic Napoleon film; an adaptation of a Jim Thompson novel; his long-talked about Holocaust film Aryan Papers; and so much more.

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Four Video Essays Explain the Mastery of Filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami (RIP)

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With each film he made, the internationally acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami left critics grasping for superlatives, and his death this past Monday has challenged them to find ways to fully describe the distinctive nature of his cinematic mastery.

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Watch “Don’t Be a Sucker!,” the 1947 US Government Anti-Hatred Film That’s Relevant Again in 2016

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If you aren’t seriously disturbed, even alarmed, that we in the U.S. have a presidential candidate from a major political party who succeeds by whipping up xenophobic fervor and telling us the country must not only reinstitute torture, but must do “the unthinkable”… well…. I don’t really know what to say to you.

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Terry Gilliam Explains His Never-Ending Fascination with Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus”

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As I recall, if you asked men in the 1990s to describe ideal the woman, a great many would have made references to Uma Thurman, who spent that decade playing high-profile roles in acclaimed movies like Pulp Fiction and Gattaca—as well as less-acclaimed movies like The Avengers and Batman & Robin (but hey, you can’t pick winners all the

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The Philosophy of Bill Murray: The Intellectual Foundations of His Comedic Persona

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“Bill Murray is a national, no, an international, no an intergalactic treasure,” said Jim Jarmusch, who directed him in Coffee and Cigarettes and Broken Flowers, when the actor won this year’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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The Very First Film Adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a Thomas Edison Production (1910)

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The story of humans creating monstrous beings in their image may have perennial relevance, even if it seems specific to our contemporary cultural moment.

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