Watch Charles Burns’ Illustrations Come to Life in the Animated French Horror Film, Fear of the Dark

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Since Charles Burns’ ‘70s-set sex-horror graphic novel Black Hole won a Harvey, Eisner, and an Ignatz Award in 2006, Hollywood has been toying with bringing the cartoonist’s dark visions to the screen. David Fincher was rumored to be developing Black Hole, until he picked up a copy of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo instead.

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Noam Chomsky Talks About How Kids Acquire Language & Ideas in an Animated Video by Michel Gondry

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These days Noam Chomsky is probably most famous for his consistent, outspoken criticism of U.S. foreign policy.

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The Paintings of Akira Kurosawa

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Akira Kurosawa, “the Emperor” of Japanese film, made movies — and in some sense, he never wasn’t making movies. Even when he lacked the resources to actually shoot them, he prepared to make movies in the future, thinking through their every detail.

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Errol Morris Celebrates The Madness of Sports with Six New Mini-Docs: Watch Them Free Online

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In honor of Errol Morris’ 67th birthday, which just passed on February 9, Grantland.com is celebrating with a full week of new documentaries shot for ESPN by the filmmaker.

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The Mirrors of Ingmar Bergman, Narrated with the Poetry of Sylvia Plath

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Kagonada, the video-essayist behind the cinematic supercuts of Kubrick’s “One-Point Perspective” and Ozu’s “Passageways” returns with a look at mirrors in the films of Ingmar Bergman, set to a plaintive Vivaldi work for two mandolins, and a reading of Sylvia Plath’s “Mirror.

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Andrei Tarkovsky’s Message to Young People: “Learn to Be Alone,” Enjoy Solitude

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I remember the first time I sat down and watched Andrei Tarkovsky’s lyrical, meandering sci-fi epic Stalker. It was a long time ago, before the advent of smartphones and tablets.

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Wes Anderson’s Cinematic Influences: Video Series Reveals His Roots in Truffaut, Welles, Scorsese & More

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Matt Zoller Seitz is easily one of the finest film critics working today. Over the years, he has done quite a lot of work unpacking the dense visual world of filmmaker Wes Anderson, culminating in a gorgeous coffee table book called, aptly, The Wes Anderson Collection.

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The Metamorphosis of Mr. Samsa: A Wonderful Sand Animation of the Classic Kafka Story (1977)

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At home I often watch EBS, essentially Korea’s equivalent of PBS, which often airs short interstitial segments drawn in sand to fill the time between programs.

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The Hedge Maze from The Shining Gets Recreated by Mythbuster’s Adam Savage

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Like myself, Adam Savage went to the traveling Stanley Kubrick exhibition at LACMA last year and stayed several hours, just absorbing all the genius, from the scripts to the slates to the blueprints and the costumes to the props.

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Cult Films by Kubrick, Tarantino & Wes Anderson Re-imagined as 8-Bit Video Games

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Now closing in on 50 episodes, David Dutton’s 8-Bit Cinema series for CineFlix celebrates and critiques the increasing video game qualities of action films. Or maybe it’s a nostalgic do-over of a childhood spent watching great films turned into terrible games and your favorite games turned into terrible films.

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