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  • Oscar nominees take a look back with 'New Nostalgia'

    Oscar nominees take a look back with 'New Nostalgia'
    A couple of years ago, Bruce Sheridan, chair of the film program at Columbia College, noticed a curious thing happening. A few of the film majors who interned on the Chicago production of "The Dark Knight" had started making their student films and, as expected,Christopher Nolan's brooding, zeitgeisty, state-of-the-union-address of a superhero epic was a big influence. Less expected was the sort of movies it inspired. Film students have always gravitated to the shadows and stark lighting of classic noir; and Batman is the most noir-y of superheroes. Sheridan planned to see lots of noir. What he got were wide open urban spaces.
  • Roger Corman: Hollywood's original low-budget superhero

     
    Roger Corman was Hollywood's original indy rebel filmmaker

    FEARnet to add two-hour “Funhouse” weekend programming block

     
    FEARnet — a multiplatform service dedicated to horror, suspense and thriller content currently available in more than 7 million American homes via its linear cable channel — is adding a new two-hour weekend programming block to that l

    Who cares who directs the new Superman movie?

    Who cares who directs the new Superman movie?
    From the blog Michael Sragow Gets Reel: Although the Internet was abuzz with rumors that Darren Aronofsky, director of "The Wrestler" and "The Black Swan," would direct the forthcoming " Superman: Man of Steel," I'm more concerned about the concept and...

    'Splatter' is vintage Roger Corman, fresh on the Web

     
    Contributor Susan King brings us some Halloween fun with this piece on the brilliant Roger Corman aiding Netflix with his cliffhanger genius. The result being an interactive three-parter, directed by Joe Dante, called "Splatter." -- Jevon Phillips When it...