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Graphic Nature: Jeremy from Silver Ferox on the Artwork for One Way Static’s Vinyl Soundtracks for the Candyman Films

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Based upon a frightening fable penned by Clive Barker, the Candyman film series not only delivered a refreshing, sophisticated story—it also gave the horror genre a tragic and terrifying new boogeyman to fear in Tony Todd’s sinister portrayal of the title role. As the composer for both the original and follow-up film, Philip Glass’s cold soundscapes helped bloom the dark urban dystopia that resonated on the screen, complete with one of the most iconic movie themes of modern cinema. Summoning up Jeremy from Silver Ferox to create the hazy kodak visuals, One Way Static’s vinyl release of both Candyman and Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh captures and crystallizes the foreboding dread both sonically and visually in a stunning and sugary release.

Reflecting upon the task of visually complementing Glass’ sharp, splintered score, Jeremy explains, “I’ve admired Glass’ music ever since I saw/heard Koyaanisqatsi about 25 years ago.
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‘The Red Turtle’ Director Michaël Dudok de Wit’s 10 Favorite Films

If one is looking to experience a dose of astonishing beauty, now in theaters in the Oscar-nominated animation The Red Turtle. A co-production with Studio Ghibli, Michaël Dudok de Wit’s first feature-length film is a humble, patient drama with an emotionally rich finale. To celebrate its theatrical release here in the U.S., we’re highlighting the director’s all-time favorite films, which he submitted to BFI‘s latest Sight & Sound poll. Featuring classics from Kubrick, Cimino, Kurosawa, and more, on the animation side, he makes sure to recognize a Miyazaki masterwork, along with a seminal Disney film.

“Just before the team arrived, Studio Ghibli called me and said, ‘We’ve been thinking about the list of words that are supposed to be spoken in the film and we think you should drop the dialogue entirely,'” the director told us, speaking about the production process of his film.
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Review: Mike Mills’ "20th Century Women"

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The opening frames set the tone, the universal giving way to the specific, a portrait of an era zeroing in on individual experience: an overhead shot of waves breaking on the coast; an aerial survey of the city; a Ford Galaxy bursting into flame in a grocery parking lot. “How did you get to be this person that you are?” That question is the essence of 20th Century Women, Mike Mills’ impressive followup to his 2010 triumph Beginners. If that film was a personal essay disguised as a coming-out narrative, this one is a snapshot of an era, filtered through a distinctly individual lens. It’s personal—and for the director, likely semi-autobiographical—art done right. The setting is Santa Barbara ca. 1979, and the person in question is Jamie Fields (Lucas Jade Zumann). He lives with his single mother, Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening), in a large house along with their two
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Watch: Cate Blanchett Mutates in John Hillcoat’s Music Video For Massive Attack’s “The Spoils”

After recruiting the talents of Rosamund Pike for their last music video, Massive Attack is featuring another one of David Fincher‘s collaborators, Cate Blanchett, for their new one. Directed by John Hillcoat — with whom Blanchett nearly collaborated before she dropped out of Triple 9 — the video for “The Spoils” is a trippy one, featuring the actor’s face going through an unsettling mutation.

As we look forward to her narration in Terrence Malick‘s Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey, check out the new Venice synopsis for it below, followed by the music video.

Terrence Malick’s first documentary has been described by the director himself as “one of my greatest dreams.” It is a collage film (like Koyaanisqatsi by Godfrey Reggio) that intends to illustrate the birth and death of an undiscovered universe. A film that promises to be highly experimental and perhaps Malick’s most ambitious film.
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‘Voyage Of Time’ Trailer: Terrence Malick Embarks On His Most Ambitious Journey Ever

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‘Voyage Of Time’ Trailer: Terrence Malick Embarks On His Most Ambitious Journey Ever
Ambitious is a word that gets tossed around way too much these days, and when it comes to Terrence Malick, it’s practically used as a synonym for the grand visions we expect from the filmmaker. But in the case of the director’s upcoming documentary “Voyage Of Time,” the word “ambitious” isn’t just appropriate, it’s honestly a massive understatement.

Read More: ‘Voyage of Time’ Exclusive Poster: Terrence Malick’s Journey Through The Cosmos Hits IMAX This Fall

Narrated by Brad Pitt and set to play in IMAX theaters this October, “Voyage Of Time” is essentially Malick’s version of the Godfrey Reggio’ 1982 experimental doc “Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance.” That film was more or less a visual tone poem about the relationship between man and nature, and that’s what Malick seems to be going for here as he explores time, space and the universe. We told you it was ambitious.
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'Sherpa' Director Jennifer Peedom's 'Koyaanisqatsi' Homage, 'Mountain,' Acquired by Submarine and Dogwoof

'Sherpa' Director Jennifer Peedom's 'Koyaanisqatsi' Homage, 'Mountain,' Acquired by Submarine and Dogwoof
Submarine and Dogwoof have acquired all rights—minus Australia/New Zealand and German-speaking territories—to "Sherpa" director Jennifer Peedom’s "Mountain," an examination of humankind's troubled and triumphant relationship with mountains in the vein of "Baraka" (Ron Fricke, 1992) and "Koyaanisqatsi" (Godfrey Reggio, 1982). Read More: "Review: A Decade After Qatsi Trilogy, Avant-Garde Cine-Poem 'Visitors' Marks Godfrey Reggio's Triumphant Return" "Mountain," currently in production, is a collaboration between Peedom and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and features cinematography by Renan Ozturk, the Dp behind the gorgeous images of "Sherpa" and Producers Guild nominee "Meru." Renowned author Robert Macfarlane, whose best-selling book "Mountains of the Mind" explores similar themes contained in this work, will write the narration. Watch: "How Star Climber Jimmy...
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Vicious Vinyl: The Beyond, Candyman II, & Frizzi 2 Fulci Dropping This Week!

If you haven’t already reduced your bank account to a barren wasteland thanks to Halloween goodies and decorations, then listen up primitive vinyl-heads because there’s some serious releases dropping this week! First up from Death Waltz and Mondo: The Beyond and Frizzi 2 Fulci! MondoCon just ended its’ second year of being one of the greatest conventions in the world with a cavalcade of new illustrated masterworks, special screenings, and beloved scores hitting wax. Most importantly, this was the North American debut of one of horrors most beloved composers, Fabio Frizzi! Master filmmaker Lucio Fulci’s go-to guy for insanely eerie and legendary symphonies, his live set will be released as a double LP. Both of the aforementioned were available for attendees to grab first dips, but these (including variants) will be dropping at a random time tomorrow!

One Way Static is summoning Daniel Robitaille once more for a
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BBC Culture curates 100 best American films, courtesy of 62 international film critics

BBC Culture has this week unveiled a new list of the top 100 American films, as voted for by a pool of international film critics from across the globe. The format of the poll was that any film that would make the list had to have recieved funding from a Us source, and the directors of the films did not need to be from the USA, nor did the films voted for need to be filmed in the Us.

Critics were asked to submit their top 10 lists, which would try to find the top 100 American films that while “not necessarily the most important, but the greatest on an emotional level”. The list, as you may have guessed, is very different to the lists curated by say the BFI or AFI over the years, so there are certainly a few surprises on here, with Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave (2013), Terrence Malick
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Scratching our heads at the BBC's top 100 American Movies of All-Time

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Scratching our heads at the BBC's top 100 American Movies of All-Time
First off, let's make one thing clear. We're not scratching our heads at Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing" making the BBC's 100 greatest American films. That movie, of which an image accompanies this post, not only made the list, but ranked appropriately at no. 25. It's the rest of the selections that have us scratching and, yes, shaking our heads in disbelief. A wonderful page view driver, these sorts of lists make great fodder for passionate movie fans no matter what their age or part of the world they hail from. There is nothing more entertaining than watching two critics from opposite ends of the globe try to debate whether "The Dark Knight" should have been nominated for best picture or make a list like this. Even in this age of short form content where Vines, Shapchats and Instagram videos have captured viewers attention, movies will continue to inspire because
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'Citizen Kane' Tops BBC's List of "100 Greatest American Films", Where Does Your Favorite Landc

Leave it to the Brits to compile a list of the best American films of all-time. BBC Culture has published a list of what it calls "The 100 Greatest American Films", as selected by 62 international film critics in order to "get a global perspective on American film." As BBC Culture notes, the critics polled represent a combination of broadcasters, book authors and reviewers at various newspapers and magazines across the world. As for what makes an American filmc "Any movie that received funding from a U.S. source," BBC Culture's publication states, which is to say the terminology was quite loose, but the list contains a majority of the staples you'd expect to see. Citizen Kane -- what elsec -- comes in at #1, and in typical fashion The Godfather follows at #2. Vertigo, which in 2012 topped Sight & Sound's list of the greatest films of all-time, comes in at #3 on BBC Culture's list.
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BBC Names 100 Greatest U.S. Films

Every now and then a major publication or news organisation comes up with a top fifty or one hundred films of all time list - a list which always stirs up debate, discussion and often interesting arguments about the justifications of the list's inclusions, ordering and notable exclusions.

Today it's the turn of BBC Culture who consulted sixty-two international film critics including print reviews, bloggers, broadcasters and film academics to come up with what they consider the one-hundred greatest American films of all time. To qualify, the film had to be made by a U.S. studio or mostly funded by American money.

Usually when a list of this type is done it is by institutes or publications within the United States asking American critics their favourites. This time it's non-American critics born outside the culture what they think are the best representations of that culture. Specifically they were asked
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 1988

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Our look at underappreciated films of the 80s continues, as we head back to 1988...

Either in terms of ticket sales or critical acclaim, 1988 was dominated by the likes of Rain Man, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Coming To America. It was the year Bruce Willis made the jump from TV to action star with Die Hard, and became a star in the process.

It was the year Leslie Nielsen made his own jump from the small to silver screen with Police Squad spin-off The Naked Gun, which sparked a hugely popular franchise of its own. Elsewhere, the eccentric Tim Burton scored one of the biggest hits of the year with Beetlejuice, the success of which would result in the birth of Batman a year later. And then there was Tom Cruise, who managed to make a drama about a student-turned-barman into a $170m hit, back when $170m was still an
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10 Things You Might Not Know About the Oscar Best Picture Race

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10 Things You Might Not Know About the Oscar Best Picture Race
Voters for the Academy Awards can begin casting their ballots online next Monday, Jan. 29 — and those who’ve opted out of the Internet option and requested paper ballots already have those in their hands.

So as the start of voting nears, TheWrap has pored over Academy lists to offer some facts, figures and fun about the 2014 Oscar race. For starters, here are a few things you might not know unless you’ve examined the Academy’s 33-page “Reminder List of Productions Eligible for the 87th Academy Awards.”

See photos: Golden Globes 2015: The Nominees (Photos)

It ranges from “About Last Night” to “Yves Saint Laurent,
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Release Details for Candyman Soundtrack on Vinyl and Cassette

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The folks at One Way Static Records must have chanted “Candyman” five times while looking in the mirror, because their latest release is the soundtrack to 1992’s Candyman, a film based on Clive Barker’s Books of Blood short story, “The Forbidden.” Making its vinyl debut, the eerie soundtrack by Philip Glass is available to pre-order, and we have song samples and a look at the gatefold and cassette cover art.

Press Release - “One Way Static Records is really proud to be bring you their latest release, A release where we had the chance to work with two icons in their own respective fields!

Today we present to you the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Clive Barker’s 1992 ‘Candyman’ composed & performed by Philip Glass.

Clive Barker who wrote the story for Candyman is a multi talented artist, painter, director & producer. The extent of his work is endless. Spawning Nightbreed,
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Ioncinephile of the Month: Andrew Droz Palermo’s Top Ten Films of All Time

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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 the incredibly arduous task of identifying their top ten favorite films of all time. Currently filming his debut narrative feature One & Two, Andrew Droz Palermo (read here) took some time out to unveil the films that make up that list as of August 2014. Andrew’s Rich Hill gets released theatrically (Aug.1st) via The Orchard. Here are his top ten in his own words.:

Apocalypse NowFrancis Ford Coppola (1979)

“What can I possibly add that hasn’t already been said? It’s a masterpiece.”

Come and SeeElem Klimov (1985)

“Eerie. Heartbreaking. Surreal. Just amazing control of tone. Dying for Kino Lorber to release a Blu-ray.”

George Washington – David Gordon Green (2000)

Rich Hill” gets compared to this film pretty often. I definitely take that as a compliment.
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Video: Steven Soderbergh Talks About Koyaanistqatsi Director Godfrey Reggio’s Work

“I saw Koyaanisqatsi in 1983, when it came out, so I was 20,” Steven Soderbergh explains in this interview clip about Godfrey Reggio’s influence on his work. “It was pretty significant to be that age and an aspiring filmmaker and to see that.” Soderbergh has long been vocal about his admiration for Reggio’s movies, having served as one of the presenters of the Qatsi trilogy as well for the director’s latest film, last year’s Visitors. The film is available for DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download purchase tomorrow.
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Koyaanisqatsi/Powaqqatsi, out now on DVD

'The result was simultaneously exhilarating, boring and truly unique'

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Non-verbal, non-narrative cinema rose to unlikely global prominence in 1983 with the release of Koyaanisqatsi. Directed by Godfrey Reggio and scored by Philip Glass, the surprise cult hit documented the changing face of the Earth in the latter half of the 20th century, with long takes, slow fades and transfixing time-lapse photography. The result was simultaneously exhilarating, boring and truly unique.

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Competition: Win 'Koyaanisqatsi' and 'Powaqqatsi' *closed*

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Free of traditional storytelling methods - there's no dialogue, no narrative, no cast nor characters - director Godfrey Reggio's Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi present exquisite widescreen imagery that weaves and dances, slows and races to the dizzying tempo of Philip Glass's extraordinary scores, tracing life's shift from nature's cycles to technology's inescapable forward momentum. To celebrate the Blu-ray release of these two visionary films this coming Monday (12 May), we have Two bundles of Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi to give away to our loyal readers, courtesy of Arrow Films. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
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Visitors review: stare into the face of humanity

A weirdly beautiful film, eerie in its complicated simplicity, and open to seven billion interpretations, all of them valid. I’m “biast” (pro): love Godfrey Reggio’s other films

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

When you stare into the face of an ape, the ape stares back. Filmmaker Godfrey Reggio, who made the legendarily riveting and unclassifiable Koyaanisqatsi, returns with another riveting, unclassifiable film about watching human faces watching screens… and yet he opens by inviting us to gaze at the face of a gorilla, who is seemingly gazing back at us. Her name is Triska, and she lives at the Bronx Zoo, though we only learn this by reading the credits at the end of the film. As with all the other faces here, she appears against a black background, removed from any physical or cultural context, and
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Visitors Review

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It may not be on everyone’s DVD shelf, but filmmaker Godfrey Reggio’s first film Koyaanisqatsi – released in 1982 – was a landmark piece of cinema. Comprised mainly of slow motion and time-lapse shots, the film had no narrative in the strict sense of the word, it simply observed our world, both human and natural, and left it up to the viewer to form their own ideas. Stunningly shot (cinematographer Ron Fricke went on to make similar films Baraka and Samsara), Koyaanisqatsi revolutionised techniques that we now take for granted and would be referenced in places as far afield as Grand Theft Auto, Madonna videos, and even an episode of Scrubs. Reggio followed this up with two more films to complete the Qatsi trilogy and now returns three decades later with Visitors, a film similar in concept, but completely different in its execution.

Filmed in a low-key, velvety black-and-white, Visitors runs
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