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Jim Carrey Shares New Portrait of Rudy Giuliani: ‘A Face We Can Trust!’

Jim Carrey Shares New Portrait of Rudy Giuliani: ‘A Face We Can Trust!’
The current political administration has been a big influence on the art world. Just ask Jim Carrey, the comedian and actor turned activist and artist. The “Ace Ventura” star continues to create searing caricatures of the officials involved in multiple ongoing investigations against President Donald Trump and his administration.

His latest creation, shared on Twitter, is an eerie and menacing portrait of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Styling his name as “Ghouliani,” Carrey captioned the painting: “Finally, a face we can trust!” He’s not wrong; nothing makes a politician look more trustworthy than painting him like he came out of “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.”

Ghouliani: Finally, a face we can trust! 8^¥

— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) April 20, 2018

The Twitter portrait surfaced mere hours after news broke on Friday that Giuliani would be representing Trump in the current probe into Russian election interference.
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Black Panther Beats Wizard of Oz as Rotten Tomatoes' Best Movie Ever

Black Panther has passed The Wizard of Oz to become Rotten Tomatoes top movie of all time. The aggregated review site keeps a list of the top 100 movies, based on the number of reviews a movie receives and how positive those scores are. The wave of overwhelming positivity has helped push Marvel's latest to the very top, above some of the most classic movies ever made, including The Wizard of Oz, which has held the number one spot on the list for quite some time. But there's a new king in town and his name is T'Challa.

Rotten Tomatoes' top 100 movies of all time list takes into account every movie on their site with at least 40 different reviews counted. They then use what they call their "Adjusted Score" to determine the ranking. Their Adjusted Score is said to account for the variation in the number of reviews per movie
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Crypt of Curiosities: Swedish Silent Horror Movies The Phantom Carriage and HÄXAN

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The ’20s were, for all intents and purposes, the birth of the feature-length horror film. While there had been some dabbling in the genre prior, (The Student of Prague, The Avenging Conscience, The Queen of Spades) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) changed everything. In its wake came Nosferatu, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Unknown, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and The Phantom of the Opera, among others, irreversibly changing the course of genre history. But of this early wave of horror, two stand movies in particular stand out: the first two Swedish horror films.

Released back to back in 1921, The Phantom Carriage was one of the most audacious films of its day. Based on Selma Lagerlöf’s classic novel Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness!, The Phantom Carriage is a supernatural morality play about David Holm (played by director Victor Sjöström), a lonely, miserable drunk spending New Year’s Eve
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From Caligari To Hitler: German Cinema In The Age Of The Masses (2014) – The DVD Review

Review by Roger Carpenter

Germany’s Weimar Republic era roughly coincided with America’s Roaring Twenties period. Beginning shortly after the end of Wwi, spanning the decade of the 1920’s, and extending into the early 1930’s Germany’s Weimar era was one of prosperity, decadence, and escapism. And just as American’s prosperous, libidinous decade would end in tragedy with Black Friday’s stock market crash and the beginning of The Great Depression, the Germans would see a tragedy of even more monumental proportions with the rise of Hitler and Nazism which would bring a screeching halt to the Weimar ideology.

The development of early German cinema corresponded with the Weimar era. With the return from the war of men who would pioneer German cinema, the decade is perhaps arguably the most creative and innovative in the history of world cinema. 1920’s German films are essentially synonymous with expressionism and
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From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses

Take a trip into the depths of German silent film in a documentary that links expressionist cinema with dark political undercurrents. Director Rüdiger Suchsland’s essay adapts a famous & worthy but slightly outdated book, yet is an excellent overview of movies in the Weimar period.

From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses


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2014 / Color & B&W / 1:78 widescreen / 118 min. / Von Caligari zu Hitler: Das deutsche Kino im Zeitalter der Massen / Street Date January 9, 2018 / available through Kino Lorber Video Store / 29.95

Starring: Rüdiger Suchsland (voice), Hans Henrik Wöhler (voice), Fritz Lang (voice), Volker Schlöndorff, Fatih Akin, Thomas Elsaesser, Eric D. Weitz, Elisabeth Bronfen.

Cinematography: Frank Reimann, Harald Schmuck

Film Editor: Katja Dringenberg

Original Music: Henrik Albrecht, Michael Hartmann

Written by Rüdiger Suchsland, from the book by Siegfried Kracauer

Produced by Martina Haubrich

Directed by Rüdiger Suchsland

I’ve always sought out good documentaries about films
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Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide – Day 8: Over 100 Horror and Sci-Fi Themed Enamel Pins

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Welcome back, readers, for another installment of Daily Dead’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide! For day eight, we are going all in on enamel pins, simply because there are so many amazing designs out there and it was hard to narrow down the list. That being said, here’s a list of over 100 horror and sci-fi themed enamel pins that we discovered online, and we guarantee there’s absolutely something for every genre fan out there, so if you need some stocking stuffer or holiday gift ideas, look no further!

Do keep in mind that in most cases, what you see below is only a partial listing of each site’s inventory, so I recommend digging around each online store for all kinds of goodies, because there are some truly amazing enamel pin designs out there (I could have easily done a list of 200, but my sanity won out).

Also, Daily
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17 Movies With 100-Percent Fresh Ratings on Rotten Tomatoes (Photos)

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17 Movies With 100-Percent Fresh Ratings on Rotten Tomatoes (Photos)
It’s a badge of honor for movies: Rotten Tomatoes’ 100-Percent Fresh rating. A movie that wins it needs to garner only positive reviews from the aggregate site, and that’s no easy thing to accomplish. Even some of the best movies in history don’t have a 100-percent rating. Here are 17 that do, with a few that might be unexpected. “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” (1920) A silent, creepy German horror film, “Dr. Caligari” is full of strange expressionist imagery. The story of a hypnotist who uses his gift to force a man to commit murders is considered a classic.
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Movie Poster of the Week: Carl Th. Dreyer’s “The Passion of Joan of Arc”

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I am excited to be premiering Janus Films’ brand new poster for their re-release of The Passion of Joan of Arc, one of my all-time favorite films and one of the most beautiful films ever made. Designed by Eric Skillman, the new poster is simplicity itself, relying on a single still of Maria Falconetti as Joan in her most iconic pose, and although the beauty of Dreyer’s masterpiece is that almost any still from the film would be poster-worthy, this one is perfect. It’s the clarity of the image that carries the poster, and which whets the appetite for the digital restoration it heralds, but the type block below is suitably elegant and restrained.I did a previous feature on the film a few years ago, concentrating on the artwork of the great René Péron, but there are a number of other wonderful designs for the film which
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Sliff 2017 Review – My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea

My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea screens Saturday, November 4th at 8:00pm at .Zack (3224 Locust St.) as part of this year’s St. Louis International Film Festival. Ticket information can be found Here. It will also screen Thursday, November 8th at 7:30pm at .Zack. Ticket information for that screening can be found Here.

From acclaimed graphic novelist Dash Shaw (“Bottomless Belly Button,” “Cosplayers”) comes an audacious debut that is equal parts disaster cinema, high-school comedy, and blockbuster satire, told through a dream-like mixed-media animation style that incorporates drawings, paintings, and collage. Dash (Jason Schwartzman) and his best friend Assaf (Reggie Watts) are preparing for another year at Tides High School, where they muckrake on behalf of their widely distributed but little-read school newspaper, edited by their friend Verti (Maya Rudolph). But just when a blossoming relationship between Assaf and Verti threatens to destroy the boys’ friendship,
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A Horror Movie Suggestion for Every Occasion

A Horror Movie Suggestion for Every Occasion
With a huge back catalog and dozens more every year, there’s no end to your options when it comes to horror movies. How can you possibly choose between the seemingly limitless monster movies, slasher flicks and paranormal adventures?

To help you narrow down your options this Halloween season, we’ve selected a few films that are perfect for particular circumstances and cinematic needs. Use this guide to at least jumpstart your search for the ideal rental, or do yourself a favor and watch them all.

When you want to break your baby fever: The Babadook (2014)

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Turner Classic Movies Is Bringing The Horror In October

(Aotn) Turner Classic Movies is bringing the horror next month. Starting on October 1st the channel will be bringing back movies such as the original Cat People and Dracula. Fan’s of classic movies will surely not want to miss this.

If you have ever wanted to know where the band White Zombie got there name be sure to tune in on Halloween morning at 8:30 Am. The Universal Monster’s are sprinkled throughout this marathon and will hopefully delight old school horror fans.

Complete Schedule Below:

Sunday October 1, 2017

8:00 Pm Dracula (1931) 9:30 Pm Dracula’s Daughter (1936) 11:00 Pm Son Of Dracula (1943)

Monday October 2, 2017

12:30 Am Nosferatu (1922)

Tuesday October 3, 2017

8:00 Pm Frankenstein (1931) 9:30 Pm Bride Of Frankenstein (1935) 11:00 Pm The Mummy (1932)

Wednesday October 4, 2017

12:30 Am The Wolf Man (1941) 2:00 Am Island Of Lost Souls (1933) 3:30 Am The Black Cat (1934) 4:45 Am The Invisible Man (1933)

Sunday October 8, 2017

2:00 Am Night
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Psychological Horror Has Been A Thing Since ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’

By Jacob Oller

I’m tired of genre pedants. t and mother! have led to a disturbing number of people misunderstanding genre. Psychology is not just for the action-filled thrillers – that’s crazy. It’s a longstanding horror tradition that just happens to work well in other contexts because your movie can never become worse by making your audience think […]

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Vampyr (1932)

Of all the legendary early horror films Carl Theodor Dreyer’s vampire nightmare was once the most difficult to appreciate — until Criterion’s restoration of a mostly intact, un-mutilated full cut. Dreyer creates his fantasy according to his own rules — this pallid, claustrophobic horror is closer to Ordet than it is Dracula or Nosferatu.



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1932 / Color / 1:19 Movietone Ap. / 73 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date October 3, 2017 / 39.95

Starring: Julian West (Baron Nicolas De Gunzberg), Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel, Sybille Schmitz, Jan Hieronimko, Henriette Gérard.

Cinematography: Rudolph Maté

Art Direction: Hermann Warm

Film Editor: Tonka Taldy

Original Music: Wolfgang Zeller

Written by Carl Theodor Dreyer, Christen Jul from In a Glass Darkly by Sheridan Le Fanu

Produced by Carl Theodor Dreyer, Julian West

Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer

Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Vampyr is a tough row to hoe for horror fans, many of whom just
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The Man Who Laughs: the movie that inspired The Joker

Jim Knipfel Sep 18, 2017

One of the earliest scary clown movies, The Man Who Laughs was also an influence on the creation of Batman villain, The Joker...

Clowns, both creepy and, well, slightly less creepy, were lurking about in the shadows for thousands of years before Stephen King’s evil clown Pennywise shambled along with those sinister red balloons of his. The Egyptians had them, the Greeks had them, the Romans had them. But in the 17th and 18th centuries, an interesting and telling thing happened.

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During the Middle Ages, the clown and the performing freak were essentially one and the same. The jesters and fools who entertained in the royal courts of Europe were usually attired in flamboyant and garish costumes and makeup, and were often physically deformed in some way. After that, however, the two began to tear themselves apart, with the
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Review: Synapse Films’ Suspiria 4K Restoration is a Dazzling Work of Art

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The first time I ever saw Dario Argento’s Suspiria, I was very young—somewhere between eight and ten (I’m gettin’ old, so my memories are fuzzy from time to time). Regardless of whatever exact number that age might have been, I just know I was definitely too damned young, because Suspiria shattered my budding cinematic sensibilities and screwed with my tender psyche in ways that would stick with me for my entire life. It’s a movie I’ve spent a long time loving, which means I’ve been patiently waiting for Synapse’s restoration of the landmark giallo film from one of Italy’s premier Maestros of Horror.

And after three arduous years (for Synapse, not for me, obviously), the 4K restoration version of Suspiria has finally arrived, and it is absolutely well worth the wait. Not only is watching every single frame like bearing witness to a work of art,
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Metallica's Kirk Hammett Unveils His Massive Horror Movie Poster Collection

Metallica's Kirk Hammett Unveils His Massive Horror Movie Poster Collection
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett is a huge fan of horror movies, which should come as no surprise for fans of the shredder. Hammett often plays guitars with classic horror icons painted on them including Boris Karloff as The Mummy, Bela Lugosi's Tales of the Dead, and Dracula to name a few. The guitarist has collected classic horror posters and memorabilia since 1987 and has amassed quite the collection of the past 30 years. Hammett and Salem, Massachusetts' Peabody Essex Museum have teamed up to display over 100 pieces from the guitarist's private collection to be put on display from August 12th through November 26th.

Before the museum came to safely take Hammett's art from his walls, he had the classic posters up in nearly every room of his home. The guitarist said that he would put a guitar and amplifier in each room just in case the images from the posters sparked
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The Furniture: The Night of the Hunter's American Expressionism

"The Furniture," by Daniel Walber, is our weekly series on Production Design. You can click on the images to see them in magnified detail.

Charles Laughton’s The Night of the Hunter is an American classic. But it is also a clear descendant of a movement from across the Atlantic: German Expressionism. This comes through most clearly in the breathtaking work of cinematographer Stanley Cortez (The Magnificent Ambersons).

Yet while The Night of the Hunter’s visual language is clearly indebted to the German films of the 1920s, its sets are far cry from the angular nightmares of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and its siblings. Instead, the work of art director Hilyard M. Brown and set decorator Alfred E. Spencer is grounded in iconic American architecture. Through the intimate collaboration of production design and cinematographer, an Expressionist battle between good and evil unfolds through the aesthetic material of American life.
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Doctor Who: which episode defines Peter Capaldi's era?

Kayti Burt Jul 24, 2017

Den of Geek Us talked to Peter Capaldi about the episode he thinks first defined his Doctor...

Peter Capaldi will end his tenure as the Twelfth Doctor on Doctor Who in the 2017 Christmas Special. Capaldi just finished filming the episode, which means at least the production part of the Doctor Who experience is now behind him.

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Looking back on his three-season run as the Doctor, which episode does Capaldi see as the one that most defined his Doctor? Den of Geek Us was part of a group of reporters at San Diego Comic Con today who were given Capaldi's answer...

I think Listen, in the first season because it’s the first time we clearly see this kind of obsessive quality about him. Because, in that episode, he has a compulsion that there’s a creature that exists that you can’t see,
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NYC Weekend Watch: Marcello Mastroianni, The Caan Film Festival, Terry Zwigoff, Immigrants on Film & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Film Society of Lincoln Center

“Il Bello Marcello” highlights Italy’s greatest actor and, in turn, its greatest filmmakers.

Stalker continues its run.

Museum of the Moving Image

The Caan Film Festival is underway! Films from Michael Mann, Coppola, Hawks, and more kick it off.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari plays on Sunday.


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Rumble Fish / Edgar Wallace Collection

Rumble Fish



1940 / B&W / 1:85 / Street Date April 25, 2017

Starring: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane.

Cinematography: Stephen Burum

Film Editor: Barry Malkin

Written by S.E. Hinton and Francis Ford Coppola

Produced by Francis Ford Coppola

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Rumble Fish, Francis Ford Coppola’s Young Adult tone poem, unspools in a black and white never-never land of sullen teens, pool tables and pompadours. It may take a moment for the audience to suss out that we’re not in the Eisenhower era with Chuck Berry, Marilyn Monroe and the Cold War but squarely in Reagan’s domain of MTV, Madonna and the Cold War.

Set in a destitute Oklahoma town with the ghost of The Last Picture Show whistling through its empty streets, Matt Dillon plays Rusty, an inveterate gang-banger growing up in the shadow of his older brother played by Mickey Rourke, a reformed juvenile
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