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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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‘Captain America: Civil War’ Is Boring, Frustrating, Perfect, Wonderful Garbage

Posted May 7, 2016 by Anonymous

“I got chills and wept from the feelings I thought had long ago died within me.”

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How the Amateur Action Masterpiece ‘Miami Connection’ Was Rescued from Oblivion

Posted May 6, 2016 by Harry Cheadle

Miami Connection is now a cult classic, but it would have disappeared forever if Zack Carlson hadn’t made an eBay impulse buy.

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This Filmmaker Was Forced to Cast an Actress in Her Documentary After Legal Ruling

Posted May 6, 2016 by Anonymous

Filmmaker Holly Fifer’s Hot Docs premiere is not the documentary she’s spent the last four years making. After a legal injunction forced her to redact major portions of the film, she faces a dangerous legal precedent.

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New Film Goes Inside Australia’s Refugee Detainment Camps

Posted April 30, 2016 by Anonymous

This is what ‘The Pacific Solution’ looks like.

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How David Fincher Became a Master of Dark Thrillers

Posted April 29, 2016 by VICE Staff

Ben Affleck, Robin Wright, and Jesse Eisenberg examine David Fincher’s films and discuss what it was like to work with the prolific director.

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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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