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One of the most famous misnomers in American cultural history, pre-code has the same romantic character as pre-dawn. When sound revolutionized the film industry in 1929, the pro-censorship forces that had been working ad-hoc on state-by-state bases recognized that their jobs were about to get much harder.
Nobuhiko Obayashis Hausu (1977) is one of the most coveted cult films to emerge from the fantastic realm of Asian cinema.
Atom Egoyans ambitious eleventh feature Adoration plays like a retrospective of the directors three decades of film work.
Eighty-five feature films made this years edition of the Tribeca Film Festival leaner then ever.
What burns in the heart of a woman? Interviewed by the Rail about her film Sita Sings the Blues, an update on Valmikis traditional Indian epic the Ramayana, Nina Paley answers, Feelings, man. They burn your ass.
With its central image, Lemon Tree evokes the roots of a nation: its soil, its rural heritage, its ancestors and the connection between its past and future.
Legend has it that the 1984 faux-documentary This is Spinal Tap rendered the experience of a touring rock band so effectively that many audiences believed it to be 100% factual.