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    The Perils of Passion Projects

    Christopher Nolan recently announced a new project entitled Quay, a documentary short about two British stop-motion animators. Set to premiere next week, it’s a far cry from Nolan’s blockbusters in both scope and subject matter. Yet it’s clearly a personal project, with Nolan using his clout and money to promote two obscure filmmakers. Every artist […] More

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    VOTD: How Film Projectors Work

    While the move to digital is ongoing, there are still those that hold on to the old form of film. But how does a film projector work? Luckily for you, Bill Hammack, known as Engineer Guy on YouTube, debuted a look at the inner-workings of film projectors to offer a basic knowledge for the curious […] More

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    Batman vs the Rubber Suit

    Lucius Fox: “You want to be able to turn your head.” Bruce Wayne: “Sure would make backing out of the driveway easier.” ―Lucius Fox and Bruce Wayne Tim Burton, Joel Schumacher, and Christopher Nolan have all left their mark on Batman’s cinematic incarnations with varying degrees of success. Burton’s distinctive gothic style redefined Batman for […] More

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    50 Best Films of 2014

    15. The Immigrant  – If one were to rank the films of 2014 based solely on innovation, The Immigrant would probably end up near the bottom. Writer-director James Gray’s languid melodrama tells the tumultuous story of a resilient Polish woman looking to find a slice of the American Dream, without much in the way of […] More

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    50 Best Films of 2014

    40. Night Moves Since 2006, Kelly Reichardt has found a way to reach inside of the hearts of her audiences, plucking out strings one by one with desolate re-imaginations of the American Pacific Northwest, seen through the eyes of people not so different than ourselves. With Meek’s Cutoff, she departed from her typical genre and moved […] More

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    4 Things Movies Taught Us In 2014

    On the face of it, 2014 has been a rather strange year for film, a step down from an annum of classics and simultaneously a slalom dodge into the realms of adventure and discord. Here I take a look at five movies and the four lessons they taught us in 2014, for better or for worse. More

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    Read Christopher Nolan’s prequel comic about ‘Interstellar’

    Christopher Nolan has written a seven-page Interstellar prequel comic for Wired as part of his guest-editing stint. The comic, drawn by artist Sean Gordon Murphy, follows Dr. Mann and his robot KIPP at a key moment in their initial journey long before Matthew McConaughey‘s Cooper ever travelled into space. Although it is unlikely we’ll ever […] More

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