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No One Can Ever Replace Gene Wilder

Posted August 30, 2016 by Mike Pearl

You could lift, say, Cary Grant out of a role and simply replace him with his modern equivalent, George Clooney, but I doubt anyone could possibly be a “modern Gene Wilder.”

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The VICE Guide to Right Now: Someone Uploaded the Ring Video Online in the First ‘Rings’ Trailer

Posted August 24, 2016 by Lincoln Michel

Samara, the killer ghost, has expanded her murder spree beyond a few random VHS tape viewers for this Ring sequel—which is useful since no one owns VHS players anymore.

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Would the Rape Allegation Against Nate Parker Play Out Differently Today?

Posted August 23, 2016 by Anonymous

The director of early Oscar favorite The Birth of a Nation was acquitted after a 1999 rape allegation, but that was another era when it comes to how sexual assault is discussed in America.

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Can You Tell from a Child’s Behaviour If They’ll Grow Up to Be a Prick?

Posted August 21, 2016 by Anonymous

This week sees the release of a new film about a spoiled little boy who grows up into a demagogue. But is that trajectory ever that easy to identify?

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‘Ben-Hur’ Couldn’t Have Been Worse

Posted August 20, 2016 by Anonymous

The new version of the Charlton Heston epic barely qualifies as a remake. In fact, it barely qualifies as a film.

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​We Have Some Thoughts About This Week’s ‘Best’ Trailers

Posted August 19, 2016 by Anonymous

It’s Friday afternoon, what else do you have to do but watch some explosions?

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Autobiographies: Cillian Murphy Talks About Tackling Eclectic Roles and His Love of Storytelling

Posted August 18, 2016 by VICE Staff

The Peaky Blinders actor discusses the evolution of his career in this episode of the VICE series Autobiographies.

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This Gay Porn Company Is Upending the Definition of Porn

Posted August 17, 2016 by Anonymous

The studio is staking a claim that gay porn can be diverse, experimental, contemplative, complex—and still hot.

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The VICE Guide to Right Now: ‘Arrival’ Looks Like It Will Make Up for a Lousy Year for Sci-Fi Movies

Posted August 16, 2016 by Lincoln Michel

If your idea of great science fiction is Blade Runner, Gattaca, or 2001: A Space Odyssey, then Arrival should be a treat.

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Great Films Don’t Need Reboots, But These Terrible Movies Do

Posted August 15, 2016 by Anonymous

Hollywood has been going about remakes the wrong way.

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​‘Hell or High Water’ Might Be the Best Crime Movie of the Year

Posted August 12, 2016 by Anonymous

The heist thriller about a pair of bank-robbing Texas brothers is as gripping as it is politically minded.

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The VICE Guide to Right Now: Here’s the ‘Rogue One’ Trailer but Don’t Get Too Excited

Posted August 12, 2016 by VICE Staff

Everything we’ve seen from teasers and trailers make the movie look like superb, but can we trust them?

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The Strange Film About a Lost Ed Ruscha Sculpture Hidden in the Desert

Posted August 7, 2016 by Anonymous

In Where Is Rocky II? the co-writer of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind hires a private detective to find a piece of art Ed Ruscha supposedly hid in the middle of the Mojave Desert.

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Hollywood Keeps Hiring White Men to Do an Asian’s Job

Posted August 1, 2016 by Anonymous

The trailer for The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon, set off a firestorm of criticism about Hollywood’s whitewashing problem. We spoke to writer J. Y. Yang, who’s writing a novel inspired by the backlash.

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‘Author: The JT Leroy Story’ Goes Inside One of the Greatest Scandals in Modern Literature

Posted July 22, 2016 by VICE Staff

Director Jeff Feurzeig’s film tells us the story of Laura Albert, the woman who fooled the nation with her fictional alter-ego.

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John Bradley of ‘Game of Thrones’ Told Us About How His Nice Face Can Hide Inner Evil

Posted July 20, 2016 by Mike Pearl

The Traders actor’s take on Samwell Tarly—the nicest man in Westeros—is surprisingly dark.

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The Meaning of Studio Ghibli’s ‘Spirited Away,’ the Best Animated Film of All Time

Posted July 20, 2016 by Anonymous

On the 15th anniversary of Miyazaki’s cult animation, a look back on its huge global significance.

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VICE Shorts: This Heartbreaking Short Film Perfectly Depicts the Pain of Losing a Parent

Posted July 20, 2016 by Jeffrey Bowers

We spoke to filmmaker Jim Cummings about his award-winning film Thunder Road and how he got the rights to use the Springsteen classic that inspired it.

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The Film That Made Me… : What ‘Marie Antoinette’ Taught Me About Being a Teenage Girl

Posted July 5, 2016 by Anonymous

The film that tanked compared to The Virgin Suicides and Lost in Translation is one Sofia Coppola should be praised for.

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‘Tangerine’ Star Mya Taylor Talks Scary Movies and Trans Visibility in Hollywood

Posted July 3, 2016 by Anonymous

“We can’t sit around and wait for other people to hire us and get comfortable.”

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VICE Talks Film: Nicolas Winding Refn Explores Youth and Unattainable Beauty in ‘The Neon Demon’

Posted June 24, 2016 by VICE Staff

We meet the Danish director in his hometown of Copenhagen before the release of his new dark drama The Neon Demon to discuss the intersection between Hollywood and European cinema.

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OUTSIDER: David ‘Rock’ Nelson Has Been Creating Monster Movies in His Backyard for 25 Years

Posted June 23, 2016 by VICE Staff

On this episode of OUTSIDER, we head out on a road trip with Nelson to learn more about his life-long fascination with horror films.

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Horror Stories of Watching Extremely NSFW Movies with Your Parents

Posted June 21, 2016 by Anonymous

Does it get worse than watching Pink Flamingos with your grandma? Actually, it does.

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What Movies Get Wrong About the Italian Mafia

Posted June 21, 2016 by Anonymous

We went to Rome’s Suburra, the location of a new modern Mafia film, to find out.

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Inside the Terrifying, Absurd World of a Women’s Rights Activist in China

Posted June 8, 2016 by Anonymous

We spoke to director Nanfu Wang about her harrowing documentary Hooligan Sparrow about the Chinese government’s relentless pursuit of activist Ye Haiyan.

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Was This ‘Game of Thrones’ Plot Line Inspired by a Classic Anime Film?

Posted June 7, 2016 by Mike Pearl

Jorah Mormont isn’t the only guy who’s caught an incurable disease on his arm that will eventually consume his body and then kill him.

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Inside the Radioactive City Russia Doesn’t Want You to Know About

Posted May 30, 2016 by Anonymous

The director of documentary ‘City 40’ says she’s lost contact with residents who risked their lives to tell their story.

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This Film Reveals the Cruel Dysfunction of the British Welfare System

Posted May 27, 2016 by Anonymous

The Palme d’Or-winning film by Ken Loach follows the struggle of two Brits attempting to navigate the shamefully unhelpful system.

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The Strange, Sad Story of Laz Rojas, the ‘One-Man Movie Studio’

Posted May 27, 2016 by Anonymous

Laz Rojas’ self-shot acting reel—in which the filmmaker portrays over 100 characters—didn’t get him cast, but it turned him into a cult favorite of the 1990s.

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OUTSIDER: Watch This Actor Play 102 Different Characters in His DIY One-Man Film

Posted May 27, 2016 by VICE Staff

Watch aspiring filmmaker Laz Rojas’s self-produced one-man showcase, which he wrote, shot, directed, and starred in, playing 102 different roles.

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The Ultimate 80s Rock Documentary ‘Heavy Metal Parking Lot’ Will Never Die

Posted May 26, 2016 by Anonymous

We caught up with filmmaker Jeff Krulik on the 30th anniversary of his and John Heyn’s seminal metal fan documentary.

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Everything I Learned About Sex from Canadian Movies

Posted May 25, 2016 by Anonymous

On the 20th anniversary of the car-sex classic ‘Crash,’ I looked back at how Canadian cinema had warped my brain.

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Jim Jarmusch Shines a Light on Working-Class Artists and Iggy Pop

Posted May 24, 2016 by Anonymous

We caught up with the veteran filmmaker at Cannes to talk about his two newest films, the poetic Paterson and the Iggy Pop and the Stooges documentary Gimme Danger.

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‘Risk’ Is a Weirdly Satisfying Look into the Life of Julian Assange

Posted May 20, 2016 by Anonymous

Laura Poitras’s new documentary offers a thrilling and intimate look into the life of one of the most controversial journalists in the world.

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Inside the Florida Trailer Park for Convicted Sex Offenders

Posted May 20, 2016 by Anonymous

A new film shines light on one of the few places in America intended for sex criminals.

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‘The Lobster’ Is a Brilliant Movie About Getting Turned into an Animal Because You’re Single

Posted May 19, 2016 by Anonymous

We spoke to actress Rachel Wiesz about her starring role in Yorgos Lanthimos’s sci-fi comedy thriller that exposes the absurdities of modern relationships.

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The VICE Guide to Right Now: Watch an Exclusive Clip from Werner Herzog’s New Online Filmmaking Class

Posted May 18, 2016 by VICE Staff

The legendary German filmmaker and rule-flouter is teaching an online filmmaking course at MasterClass—no storyboards or yoga allowed.

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VICE Shorts: Watch This Unsettling Short Film of a Kid Reenacting the LA Riots at His Birthday Party

Posted May 16, 2016 by Jeffrey Bowers

While America watched as riots tore Los Angeles apart, a nine-year-old Nathan Silver inadvertently reinterpreted the country’s turmoil into his first film during his birthday party.

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What It Was Like to Be Stanley Kubrick’s Assistant for Three Decades

Posted May 15, 2016 by Anonymous

In the memoir Stanley Kubrick and Me: Thirty Years at His Side, the director’s longtime assistant sheds light on Kubrick’s famously controlled sets and offers a unique portrait of one of the 20th century’s most famous filmmakers.

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Hollywood Highs: How They Make Drugs Look Real in Movies

Posted May 9, 2016 by Anonymous

We speak to the prop master who made fake drugs for every movie from ‘Knocked Up’ to ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin.’

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