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The Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail, Caesar!’ Is a Hilarious and Surprisingly Dark Take on Old Hollywood

Posted February 5, 2016 by Anonymous

The Coen brothers’ latest is a brilliant balance of fun and darkness that masks an unexpectedly sharp critique of shady dealing in the film industry.

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VICE Talks Film: VICE Talks Film with ‘Carol’ Director Todd Haynes

Posted February 5, 2016 by VICE Staff

We caught up with acclaimed filmmaker Todd Haynes to discuss his film Carol and the difficulties of making movies about women.

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Sundance’s Only Man-Eating Mermaid Musical Will ‘Lure’ You In

Posted February 1, 2016 by Anonymous

Polish director Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s The Lure is like David Cronenberg meets The Little Mermaid.

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‘Jim: The James Foley Story’ Reveals the Journalist Behind the Infamous ISIS Beheading Video

Posted February 1, 2016 by Anonymous

We spoke with the director and the late journalist’s friends and family about the new documentary and James Foley’s legacy.

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VICE Shorts: This Short Film Takes You Inside the Strange World of Donald Trump Supporters

Posted February 1, 2016 by Jeffrey Bowers

“When he said that he was going to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it, heck yeah, that was it for me.”

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Making a Film Inside William Burroughs’ Secretive Bunker on the Bowery

Posted January 31, 2016 by Anonymous

In Uncle Howard, Aaron Brookner embarks on a mission to reclaim the lost negative of his uncle’s famed doc on William Burroughs with the help of Jim Jarmusch and other New York icons.

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The Forgotten Story of the Japanese ‘Schindler’s List’

Posted January 30, 2016 by Anonymous

Chiune Sugihara, sometimes called the “Japanese Schindler,” was a diplomat living in Europe during WWII who defied his own government and issued thousands of transit visas to Jews facing execution. The overlooked hero is the focus of a new biopic.

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‘The Birth of a Nation’ Is the Revolutionary Response to #OscarsSoWhite

Posted January 29, 2016 by Anonymous

Writer-director-star Nate Parker’s searing new film depicting Nat Turner’s slave rebellion couldn’t be more timely.

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I Watched 26 Teams Create Horror Movies from Scratch in Just 48 Hours

Posted January 28, 2016 by Anonymous

This year’s Tasploitation Challenge in Hobart, Tasmania, took place against a backdrop of a real-life tragic car accident.

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In Loving Memory of One of Australia’s Oldest Strip Clubs

Posted January 28, 2016 by Julian Morgans

For 53 years Las Vegas was the seedy, beating heart of Auckland’s K Road. We talked to the filmmaker who made a short documentary about its final days.

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Abe Vigoda, Famous for Not Being Dead, Is Dead

Posted January 27, 2016 by Anonymous

The character actor was best known for his role on The Godfather, but he achieved fame later for being the subject of numerous rumors about his death.

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The Film That Made Me… : ‘Prozac Nation’ Was the Film That Made Me Get Help for My Depression

Posted January 26, 2016 by Anonymous

After watching the adaptation of Elizabeth Wurtzel’s autobiography about being a narcissistic, mentally ill student with no redemption, my life completely changed course.

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The ‘Doctor’ Who Implanted Goat Balls on Men and Tried to Become Governor of Kansas

Posted January 25, 2016 by Anonymous

Penny Lane’s Sundance standout NUTS! is a formally inventive documentary that pieces together the outrageous story of huckster surgeon John Romulus Brinkley.

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Will and Jada Should Go to the Oscars

Posted January 25, 2016 by Anonymous

There is definitely a diversity problem in Hollywood, but stars like Will and Jada Pinkett Smith will not be able to fix it by excluding themselves.

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VICE Shorts: Watch the Specter of Gay Rights Tear Apart a Small Christian Town

Posted January 25, 2016 by Jeffrey Bowers

Peace in the Valley documents a small town built around religious tourism that has become divided over an ordinance that protects its LGBT citizens from discrimination.

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VICE Talks Film: VICE Talks Film with Mike Leigh

Posted January 15, 2016 by VICE Staff

British filmmaker Mike Leigh talks about his long career of making movies that capture the socio-political zeitgeist of difficult times through the lived experiences of ordinary people.

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Talking ‘Anomalisa,’ Animation, and Puppet Sex with Charlie Kaufman

Posted January 15, 2016 by Anonymous

We spoke with the screenwriter-turned-auteur about Anomalisa and just how hard it is to shoot a stop-motion animated scene of two puppets doing it.

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Watch Alan Rickman Play a Creepy Older Gentleman in His Last Short Film

Posted January 14, 2016 by Jeffrey Bowers

The much-loved British actor appeared in only a handful of short films. Most recently, he used his trademark creepiness and subtlety to play a stalker of sorts in Ben Ockrent and Jake Russell’s 2013 drama Dust.

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Remembering David Bowie’s Movie Career

Posted January 12, 2016 by Anonymous

It’s not surprising that the musician famous for Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, and the Thin White Duke was also a pretty great actor.

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Indigenous People’s Stories Need More Than Just Leonardo DiCaprio’s Speech

Posted January 11, 2016 by Anonymous

We appreciate the sentiment, Leo, but budgets and greenlights would be helpful.

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‘Embrace of the Serpent’ Is a Violent, Psychedelic, Film About the Colonization of the Amazon

Posted January 8, 2016 by Anonymous

Colombian director Ciro Guerra’s critically acclaimed new movie tells the story of the invasion of the sacred jungle from an indigenous perspective.

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‘Joy’ Is a Reminder that You Can Be an Entrepreneur without Being a Dick

Posted January 6, 2016 by Jennifer Schaffer

David O. Russell’s new film shows us that women can innovate without the egomania or excessive bro-courage that typifies the Zuckerbergs of the world.

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‘Magic Mike XXL’ Was the Most Important Feminist Movie of 2015

Posted December 30, 2015 by Anonymous

In a year packed with feminist blockbusters like Mad Max: Fury Road and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the sequel about a male stripper comes out on top.

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Love and Loneliness in Charlie Kaufman’s ‘Anomalisa’

Posted December 30, 2015 by John Saward

The new animated film from director Charlie Kaufman tackles existential dread, loneliness in a world filled with people, and the sameness of human beings.

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VICE Shorts: All Your Terrifying Christmas Nightmares Come to Life in This Short Film

Posted December 23, 2015 by Jeffrey Bowers

Dan Sully’s Senka is an ominous twist on the traditional holiday narrative, following a young boy who is terrorized by a mythical Christmas beast.

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America’s Favourite Child Soldier: ‘Home Alone,’ 25 Years Later

Posted December 23, 2015 by Anonymous

John Hughes crafted a right-wing masterpiece under the guise of good, clean fun for the family.

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Visionary Director Alex Cox on Joe Strummer, Punk, and Getting ‘Blacklisted’ by Hollywood

Posted December 8, 2015 by Anonymous

We spoke to the director of Repo Man and Sid and Nancy about his career and the new film he’s crowdfunding.

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What ‘Chemistry Tests’ with Hollywood’s Leading Men Are Like

Posted December 8, 2015 by Anonymous

It’s like a job interview where seven executives watch you and decide whether they’d like to watch you bang a big star on-screen. Failing is easy.

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‘Krampus’ Is the Latest Christmas Horror Flick for Jews and Gentiles Alike

Posted December 8, 2015 by Anonymous

The new yuletide film about Santa Claus’ evil German ‘shadow’ is indebted to many Christmas horror flicks past, from Gremlins to Dan Ackroyd’s drunk Santa in Trading Places.

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The VICE Guide to Right Now: Sorry Everybody, Jar Jar Binks Definitely Won’t Be in ‘The Force Awakens’

Posted December 7, 2015 by VICE Staff

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says there won’t be any Ewoks, either, dashing the hopes of many diehard fans.

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VICE Shorts: This Haunting Short Film Is a Meditation on American Violence

Posted December 7, 2015 by Jeffrey Bowers

I’m Short, Not Stupid presents Terry Rayment’s chilling short film set to Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s “The Mindless Menace of Violence” speech.

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​We Spoke to the Artist Making the Longest Movie in History

Posted December 6, 2015 by Anonymous

Anders Weberg plans to show his last movie, Ambiancé, all over the world on December 31, 2020, then destroy it.

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Here He Comes: Michael Moore Traveled the World and Returned with Big Ideas

Posted December 2, 2015 by Anonymous

You can get free abortions in Tunisia. And in Germany, a prescription from your doctor can send you to the spa for three weeks.

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Is Winnipeg at the Forefront of Canada’s Aboriginal Film Scene?

Posted November 30, 2015 by Anonymous

In just over a year, the Aboriginal Film Collective has more than quadrupled in size as Winnipeg’s Aboriginal filmmakers delve into genre and comedy.

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‘Mediterranea’ Is a Timely Drama About African Immigrants Making the Dangerous Trek to Italy

Posted November 24, 2015 by Anonymous

We met up with director Jonas Carpignano to talk about his new film that intimately portrays the difficult, dangerous, and human side of the West African immigrant experience in Italy.

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Why I’m Making British Film Censors Watch Paint Dry

Posted November 24, 2015 by Anonymous

The UK’s film censorship board is expensive and outdated, so I’m staging a petty protest.

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The Filmmaker Who’s Taking on Taser

Posted November 23, 2015 by Anonymous

A new documentary criticizes TASER International and the studies behind the company’s safety claims.

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The VICE Guide to Right Now: Someone Made a No-Budget, Shot-for-Shot Remake of the ‘Star Wars 7′ Trailer

Posted November 19, 2015 by Anonymous

There’s cardboard Chewbacca, and cardboard Stormtroopers, and cardboard TIE fighters, and a cardboard Millennium Falcon.

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VICE Shorts: The Milkman So Tough He Inspired a Cult Comic

Posted November 17, 2015 by Jeffrey Bowers

After failed adaptations that were supposed to star everyone from Jack Nicholson to Bill Murray, David Boswell’s cantankerous cult comic book character has finally gotten the film it deserves.

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‘Spotlight’ Celebrates the Power of Journalism to Fight Corruption

Posted November 11, 2015 by Anonymous

The fantastic new film details how reporters exposed the seedy underbelly of the Catholic Church.

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