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The VICE Guide to Right Now: A High School Teacher Showed ‘Human Centipede 2’ in Class

Posted April 29, 2016 by Anonymous

We don’t know why a group of teens were shown the torture porn or—more importantly—why they started with the sequel instead of the original.

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In New Film, Werner Herzog Tackles Something Even Scarier than Nature—the Internet

Posted April 28, 2016 by Anonymous

Lo and Behold argues that the middle ground between devoting your life to social networks and aggressively disconnecting is becoming an impossibility.

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It’s Still Shockingly Hard to Get an Abortion in Much of America

Posted April 28, 2016 by Anonymous

The new documentary Abortion: Stories Women Tell shows the difficulties involved in getting an abortion in America.

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An Interview with Eva Green, Hollywood’s Go-to Goth

Posted April 28, 2016 by Anonymous

We talked to the star of The Dreamers, Casino Royale, and Penny Dreadful about being typecast as mysterious and battling her own demons.

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How a War Reporter’s Memoir Became a Big Budget Tina Fey Comedy

Posted April 26, 2016 by Anonymous

Kim Barker, author of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, tells us what’s it’s like to have your experiences in Afghanistan turned into a Hollywood blockbuster.

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A Scientist Ripped My Screenplay a New Asshole Thanks to Hollywood’s Science Hotline

Posted April 25, 2016 by Mike Pearl

The Science and Entertainment Exchange is making movies like Thor and Ant-Man more scientifically accurate, but the process can be painful.

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Being An Asian Actor Is Hard Even Without Scarlett Johansson Taking Your Roles

Posted April 21, 2016 by Anonymous

When you’re constantly passed over for even the “Asian” roles, it can be incredibly difficult to pursue a career in acting.

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What Life Is Like After 46 Years on Death Row

Posted April 19, 2016 by Anonymous

Iwao Hakamada spent 46 years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. After his release in 2014, at age 78, director Kim Sungwoong documented his reintroduction to the outside.

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J.J. Abrams and Chris Rock Talked About Diversity, Star Wars, and God at Tribeca

Posted April 19, 2016 by Anonymous

The legendary comedian and the renown sci-fi filmmaker also teased a possible collaboration and revealed they had worked together at the Oscars.

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Why Being an Asian-American Rapper Is So Hard

Posted April 15, 2016 by Anonymous

The new documentary Bad Rap explores the complicated struggles of the Asian-American rap scene.

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The Terrible, Real-Life Consequences of California’s Three-Strikes Law

Posted April 14, 2016 by Anonymous

Talking to the filmmakers behind a powerful new documentary about one of the most notorious criminal justice excesses in American history.

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‘High-Rise’ Makes Class Warfare Sexy

Posted April 13, 2016 by Anonymous

Ben Wheatley’s strange, stylish adaptation of the J.G. Ballard novel about class struggle in a residential skyscraper will leave viewers’ heads spinning.

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This New Hannah Arendt Documentary Is a Warning About the Fascist Within Us All

Posted April 11, 2016 by Anonymous

Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt is an important reminder of humanity in our current age of Islamophobia and unreflective everyday life.

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What It’s Like to Film a Movie About Addiction Starring Your Own Family

Posted April 10, 2016 by Jeffrey Bowers

Hey, if directing your own non-acting parents could work for Aziz Ansari in ‘Master of None’, it could work for director Trey Shults’ feature film debut.

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This New Film Puts You in the Center of a Nuclear Blast

Posted April 9, 2016 by Anonymous

Between footage of North Korean military parades, frighteningly beautiful explosions, and powerful images of Hiroshima and Nagasaki burn victims, the bomb reminds us of the very real problems buried beneath our feet.

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Inside the World of Meth Addicts and Militias in Rural Louisiana

Posted April 7, 2016 by Anonymous

From pregnant strippers shooting up to militiamen wading through swampy waters, Roberto Minervini’s documentary The Other Side takes an intimate look at those living on the fringes of American society.

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Watch This Hilarious Short Film About Escaping from an Old Folks’ Home

Posted April 1, 2016 by Jeffrey Bowers

Florence Has Left the Building is a VICE Shorts exclusive about a rebellious older woman, a nursing home, and two Elvis impersonators.

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Trailer Directors Explain Why Spoilers Are Actually Good

Posted March 30, 2016 by Anonymous

Promo for a blockbuster can start 18 months before its release, so there are plenty of trailers for movie fans to sink their teeth into. But what’s the secret of one that sticks?

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Saying Goodbye to One of the Last Great Independent Video Stores

Posted March 22, 2016 by Anonymous

Since Video Vision announced it was announced, customers have delivered chocolates and cards, some have choked up at the front desk.

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​The First Virtual Reality Feature Film Invites You to Join the Russian Mafia

Posted March 20, 2016 by Anonymous

Career Opportunities in Organized Crime is a mockumentary that follows the filming of a recruitment video for Baltimore’s local Russian mafia. Shot using six GoPros, it’s the world’s first VR feature film.

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Why Hollywood’s Obsession with Remakes and Sequels Needs to Die

Posted March 18, 2016 by Anonymous

Hollywood is drowning in nostalgia and milking every franchise known to man, and now it’s coming for Beetlejuice. It’s time to take a stand.

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VICE Shorts: Watch This Hilarious Retro Short Film About a Teenager’s Search for His Real Dad

Posted March 18, 2016 by Jeffrey Bowers

In Gutpunch, a 15-year-old discovers that his biological father could be any one of a number of suitors from a video dating service his mom used back in the day.

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​The LAPD Cops Who Play Themselves on TV

Posted March 17, 2016 by Anonymous

The gig has taken on new meaning at a time of heightened national scrutiny of law enforcement.

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‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ Is a Love Letter to 1970s New Zealand Cinema

Posted March 11, 2016 by Anonymous

Director Taika Waititi—the guy behind Boy and What We Do in the Shadows—talks about his latest offering.

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VICE Talks Film: VICE Talks Film with ‘High Rise’ Director Ben Wheatley

Posted March 11, 2016 by VICE Staff

We speak to the cult British director about his upcoming adaptation of J. G. Ballard’s dystopian novel.

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Rob Zombie Explains Why He’s Actually the Perfect Choice to Direct the Upcoming Groucho Marx Biopic

Posted March 8, 2016 by Anonymous

Rob Zombie is mostly known for his horror flicks, but he says that his new project, based on a book about the final years of comedy legend Groucho Marx, is the kind of movie “I was always looking for.”

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Sham Marriages Between Gay Men and Lesbians Are on the Rise in China

Posted March 7, 2016 by Amelia Abraham

We spoke to the filmmaker behind Inside the Chinese Closet, a documentary that follows young gay people in China looking for a fake heterosexual partnership to appease their parents.

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A Look at the Life of the Most Gored Bullfighter in Modern History

Posted March 5, 2016 by Anonymous

Antonio Barrera is not a great bullfighter.

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VICE Long Reads: An Oral History of ‘Trainspotting’ 20 Years Later

Posted March 3, 2016 by Anonymous

Ewan McGregor, Kelly MacDonald and Irvine Welsh talk about the book, the filming of the movie, the backlash and the sequel.

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The Oscars Showed That People Think It’s Still Funny to Mock Asians

Posted March 1, 2016 by Anonymous

Chris Rock and Ali G are the latest to crack wise at Asians’ expense, but they’re hardly the first.

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Institutional Racism Was the Funniest Joke at the Oscars

Posted February 29, 2016 by Anonymous

Chris Rock and the Academy brought race issues to center stage last night. Things got awkward, but were they awkward enough?

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This Year’s Oscars Summed Up in 13 GIFs

Posted February 29, 2016 by VICE Staff

Leo finally got his statue, Mad Max took home a bunch, and some Girl Scouts made more in cookie sales than most of us do in a year.

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The Shady, Anti-Communist Origins of the Oscars

Posted February 28, 2016 by Anonymous

The Academy is essentially the NRA of movies.

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The Founder of the Razzies Explains What the Academy Awards Are Getting Wrong

Posted February 28, 2016 by Anonymous

“Something that pompous and over-the-top as the Oscars is just begging to be ripped apart! It’s like there’s a big red balloon in front of you and you’re holding a big, sharp pin—what are you going to do, not pop it?”

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I Tried to Make a Film About North Korea and Fell Victim to Its Propaganda Machine

Posted February 27, 2016 by Anonymous

Director Álvaro Longoria on getting stuck in the country’s information feedback loop, even with his all-access pass.

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A New Documentary About African Refugees Was Filmed by a Refugee as He Fled to Europe

Posted February 27, 2016 by Anonymous

By giving an African refugee a camera, two filmmakers hoped to gain insight into the life of migrants from the perspective of migrants themselves. The result is the remarkable Those Who Jump.

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Inside Stunt Performers’ Battle to Get Recognized by the Academy Awards

Posted February 26, 2016 by Anonymous

The men and women who put together and perform the action sequences that so many movies require say that it’s time for the Academy to start recognizing the work they do.

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My Struggle Being a Black Woman Filmmaker Outside White Hollywood

Posted February 26, 2016 by Anonymous

The media focus on the Academy overlooks emerging filmmakers of color who are scraping by in order to get their movies made.

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The Life and Strange Death of the Khmer Rouge Survivor Who Won an Oscar, Then Got Murdered

Posted February 26, 2016 by Anonymous

Today marks the 20-year anniversary of the murder of Haing S. Ngor, which some believe was ordered by the Khmer Rouge in response to his role in The Killing Fields.

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The All Def Movie Awards Is Russell Simmons’s Answer to the Oscars

Posted February 24, 2016 by Anonymous

We spoke to the hip-hop mogul about the new All Def Movie Awards, which will honor Will Smith and Norman Lear, and feature categories such as “best helpful white person.”

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