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The Resurrection of God in Cinema

The Resurrection of God in Cinema

IN 1898, CAMERAMAN William Dickson trailed Pope Leo XIII around the Vatican grounds, documenting a series of vignettes of his activities. The Roman Catholic leader walked, rode in a carriage, and sat ...

Babies Taste Best

Babies Taste Best

SNOWPIERCER, Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s first English-language effort and the summer’s critical darling, is a dystopian parable set in the near future. Here’s the setup: Earth has been plun...

A Boyhood Epic

A Boyhood Epic

BOYHOOD — J. M. Coetzee’s fictionalized memoir about growing up in South Africa — ends with a funeral. In the book’s final scene, the narrator and his mother get a ride in the hearse bearing A...

Silent Magic

Silent Magic

AT THE BEGINNING of All Movies Love the Moon, Gregory Robinson’s spirited collection of prose poems about silent film, we meet Ralph Spence, one of the best-known and highest-paid title card writers...

The 100-Year-Old Who Taught Garbo to Waltz

The 100-Year-Old Who Taught Garbo to Waltz

IN Doctor Dolittle and the Secret Lake, there is a bewitching sequence in which Dolittle is granted audience with an ancient turtle who claims to have been a passenger on Noah’s Ark. Dolittle eagerl...

Coming Home to The Best Years of Our Lives

Coming Home to The Best Years of Our Lives

I USED TO SAY that The Best Years of Our Lives was like a religion to me. In college I watched it over and over again in times of duress — first hoping the fat double-tape set was at the library, w...

A Purer Cinematic Experience: TCM Festival 2014

A Purer Cinematic Experience: TCM Festival 2014

CALLED “the best friend the big screen ever had on the little screen” by film professor Eddy Von Mueller, Turner Classic Movies has hosted its Classic Film Festival in Hollywood for half a decade...

Cindy Sherman’s “Untitled Film Stills”

Cindy Sherman’s “Untitled Film Stills”

The following essay is an excerpt from Dahlia Schweitzer’s book Cindy Sherman’s Office Killer: Another Kind of Monster (Intellect Ltd), which will be published on May 15, 2014.  ¤ BORN IN NEW ...