6 items from 2015
Have you ever wondered what are the films that inspire the next generation of visionary filmmakers? As part of our monthly Ioncinephile profile, we ask the filmmaker (in this case, Norwegian filmmaker Eskil Vogt) to identify their all time top ten favorite films. Worth noting: this was a last minute request on my part, meaning the Scandi helmer did not have much time to reflect on film history in it’s totality — but Eskil was a great sport and kindly obliged. Vogt’s Blind receives its NYC release on September 4th via the Kim Stim folks and receives its VOD release via Fandor. Here is his top ten as of September 2nd, 2015.
Annie Hall – Woody Allen (1977)
“I almost put Desplechin’s “Ma vie sexuelle” here, but I guess even Desplechin would forgive me for replacing him with this. We are so many filmmakers to admire how Allen seemingly effortlessly gave »
- Eric Lavallee
While I am not lucky enough this summer to be in Montreal at the always-delightful Fantasia Film Festival, they've been kind enough to reach out to share some of their programming with me, and the first thing I watched once again reaffirms my faith in just how great they are at picking and supporting worthwhile and challenging and entertaining movies. Case in point: "Director's Commentary: Terror Of Frankenstein." There are certain titles that are provocative or that paint a picture or that hit you as particularly poetic or clever, but I'm especially fond of titles that sneak up on you. When I saw "Short Term 12" at SXSW, it was towards the end of the festival, and it was because it won a major narrative award. Before that, I thought it was a shorts program, and since I rarely review shorts out of festivals (simply because of the workload, not »
- Drew McWeeny
A budding tradition and must-see at the annual Stanley Film Festival in Estes Park, Co is Tales From Beyond the Pale Live, an in-flesh, festival-tailored iteration of the Larry Fessenden & Glenn McQuaid-produced horror audio dramas. One of the festival’s more experiential events, Tales From Beyond the Pale Live: The Stanley Edition is written exclusively…
- Samuel Zimmerman
Rodney Ascher and Tim Kirk, the filmmakers behind atypical work like Room 237 and sleep paralysis horror-doc The Nightmare have teamed with Terror of Frankenstein star and Kubrick collaborator Leon Vitali for Director’s Commentary: Terror of Frankenstein. What is this project? Seemingly, a movie-within-a-commentary, playing out a fictional auditory horror story in the format of…
- Samuel Zimmerman
Fans of Room 237, Rodney Ascher's fantastic documentary on the hidden conspiracy theories that may or may not lurk beneath the surface of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, will no doubt already be chomping at the bit to get a look at his follow-up, The Nightmare, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year.Well we are going one better than that. Ascher and regular producing partner Tim Kirk have teamed up again for another oddball approach to the documentary medium, Director's Commentary: Terror of Frankenstein. An obscure 1970s adaptation of Mary Shelley's gothic masterpiece, Terror of Frankenstein is a real movie, starring Leon Vitali (Barry Lyndon, Eyes Wide Shut) and something of an unchampioned classic in Euro-horror circles. What Ascher, Kirk, and Tim's cousin Jay have done, is put...
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Earlier this week, we gave you details on first wave of special experiences and events taking place at the 2015 Stanley Film Festival. We now have details on their impressive slate of features, short films, and additional special events, including screenings of The Final Girls, Deathgasm, Stung, The Invitation, and We Are Still Here.
We're teaming up with the festival for live coverage and special opportunities for Daily Dead readers, so be sure to check back all month for contests, features, and more.
"April 2, 2014 (Denver, Co) - The Stanley Film Festival (Sff) produced by the Denver Film Society (Dfs) and presented by Chiller, announced today its Closing Night film, Festival lineup and the 2015 Master of Horror. The Festival will close out with The Final Girls. The film, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, is the story of a young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, »
- Jonathan James
6 items from 2015
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