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“It Takes a Lot to Make a Film that Comes from Yourself”: The Babadook‘s Jennifer Kent

Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman in The BabadookEssie Davis and Noah Wiseman in The Babadook

Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook, a frightening new film that finds the horror in the familial, opens Friday in theaters and on demand, almost a year after its debut at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Focusing on a mother and son terrorized by a lanky,…  Read more

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Ten Lessons on Filmmaking from David Lynch

David Lynch (Photo: Lucca Film Festival)David Lynch (Photo: Lucca Film Festival)

After 25 years, the wait is over for Twin Peaks fans. David Lynch and Mark Frost have announced a return to the mythical town coming in 2016 to Showtime. The show is often credited for having paved the way for…  Read more

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Bridging Ford and Antonioni with Jack Nicholson: Monte Hellman on The Shooting and Ride in the Whirlwind

The ShootingThe Shooting

In July of 1964, director Monte Hellman and actor Jack Nicholson went to the Philippines to shoot two war movies back to back: Flight to Fury, which Nicholson also wrote, and Back Door to Hell. By June of 1965, Hellman and Nicholson…  Read more

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Five Questions with Monsieur Le President Director Victoria Campbell

Monsieur Le PresidentMonsieur Le President

World premiering tonight at DOC NYC is Monsieur Le President, the sophomore feature documentary from New York-based visual artist and filmmaker Victoria Campbell. In 2010, Campbell and a friend travelled to Haiti to volunteer after that country’s devastating earthquake. There…  Read more

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