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Fabled: The Childhood of a Leader

Tom Sweet in The Childhood of a Leader (photos: Agatha A. Nitecka)Tom Sweet in The Childhood of a Leader (photos: Agatha A. Nitecka)

Youthful innocents relish playing the part of amateur cartographer for school assignments, drawing prats, or, even more fun, molding contours from papier-mache. Seven-year-old Prescott (Tom Sweet), the subject of Brady Corbet’s astonishing debut feature, The Childhood of a Leader, is…  Read more

By Jul 21, 2016

“We Laid Out the Chessboard of the Movie”: Fede Alvarez on Don’t Breathe

Jane Levy in Don't BreatheJane Levy in Don't Breathe

Filmmaker Fede Alvarez made an impressive feature debut in 2013 with his uncompromisingly savage, Sam Raimi-approved remake of The Evil Dead, but it didn’t come close to preparing me for his extraordinary follow-up, Don’t Breathe. That film, which reunites Alvarez…  Read more

By Jul 20, 2016

Alan Vega, 1938 – 2016

Alan VegaAlan Vega

Alan Vega, half of the epochal punk electronic music duo Suicide, died yesterday. He was one of the greats. With Suicide partner Martin Rev, Vega laid the groundwork for industrial electronic music, and much more, as he mixed noise with…  Read more

By Jul 17, 2016

“A Fart to the Heart”: DP Larkin Seiple on Swiss Army Man

Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe and Larkin Seiple on the set of Swiss Army ManPaul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe and Larkin Seiple on the set of Swiss Army Man

A few years ago I worked on a promo for a Jerry Springer-hosted dating show set in a soundstage-built TSA screening line. The concept involved potential dates in the queue afflicted with, shall we say politely, peculiarities – including a…  Read more

By Jul 12, 2016


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