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Aug 29

Yesterday Criterion unveiled Hossein Amini’s Top 10, and today his film The Two Faces Of January is available on demand.


  The Two Faces Of January is a suspense thriller starring Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen (The Lord Of The Rings, The Road, A History Of Violence), Golden Globe nominee and Cannes Best Actress winner Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man, Melancholia, Marie-Antoinette) and Oscar Isaac (Drive, The Bourne Legacy, Inside Llewyn Davis). It is based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith and adapted by Academy Award nominee Hossein Amini (Drive, Snow White And The Huntsman). The film is Amini’s directorial debut.


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The Two Faces Of January will premiere in theaters on September 26th.

Yesterday Criterion unveiled Hossein Amini’s Top 10, and today his film The Two Faces Of January is available on demand.

The Two Faces Of January is a suspense thriller starring Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen (The Lord Of The Rings, The Road, A History Of Violence), Golden Globe nominee and Cannes Best Actress winner Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man, Melancholia, Marie-Antoinette) and Oscar Isaac (Drive, The Bourne Legacy, Inside Llewyn Davis). It is based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith and adapted by Academy Award nominee Hossein Amini (Drive, Snow White And The Huntsman). The film is Amini’s directorial debut.

Rent from Amazon

The Two Faces Of January will premiere in theaters on September 26th.


Aug 28

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The latest wacky newsletter drawing.

The Thin Blue Line!

The latest wacky newsletter drawing.

The Thin Blue Line!

Aug 27

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Remembering William Greaves (Symbiopsychotaxiplasm), 1926 - 2014.

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Remembering William Greaves (Symbiopsychotaxiplasm), 1926 - 2014.

Aug 26

Cecil B. deMille writes to Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, after watching Tales Of Hoffman


  Recently I had the belated pleasure of seeing your picture “Tales of Hoffman”. Perhaps you will not mind my writing you a fan letter about it.
  
  From my earliest theatre going days I have been a lover of Grand Opera. The physical drawbacks of the average operatic presentation have often bothered me - in fact it is hard for me to remember a production which did not make heavy demands on the imagination. The only satisfactory frame of mind to bring to the theatre was to say to oneself, “Well - you can’t have everything.”
  
  Your production of “Tales of Hoffman” has proven that you can have everything. For the first time in my life I was treated to Grand Opera where the beauty, power and scope of the music was equally matched by the visual presentation.
  
  I thank you for outstanding courage and artistry in bringing to us Grand Opera as it existed until now, only in the minds of those who created it.
  
  Sincerely,
  
  Cecil B. deMille


The restored Tales Of Hoffman will be screening at the Venice Film Festival on August 31st.

Cecil B. deMille writes to Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, after watching Tales Of Hoffman

Recently I had the belated pleasure of seeing your picture “Tales of Hoffman”. Perhaps you will not mind my writing you a fan letter about it.

From my earliest theatre going days I have been a lover of Grand Opera. The physical drawbacks of the average operatic presentation have often bothered me - in fact it is hard for me to remember a production which did not make heavy demands on the imagination. The only satisfactory frame of mind to bring to the theatre was to say to oneself, “Well - you can’t have everything.”

Your production of “Tales of Hoffman” has proven that you can have everything. For the first time in my life I was treated to Grand Opera where the beauty, power and scope of the music was equally matched by the visual presentation.

I thank you for outstanding courage and artistry in bringing to us Grand Opera as it existed until now, only in the minds of those who created it.

Sincerely,

Cecil B. deMille

The restored Tales Of Hoffman will be screening at the Venice Film Festival on August 31st.

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More Safe teasing from Criterion on Instagram.


  An affluent and unexceptional homemaker in the suburbs becomes allergic to her environment – car fumes, the dry-cleaners and even the new couch. Welcoming retreat, she finally ends up in a creepy New Age Healing Center.

More Safe teasing from Criterion on Instagram.

An affluent and unexceptional homemaker in the suburbs becomes allergic to her environment – car fumes, the dry-cleaners and even the new couch. Welcoming retreat, she finally ends up in a creepy New Age Healing Center.

Aug 25

Adrian Tomine’s illustration for Lena Dunham’s New Yorker Piece: “Difficult Girl”


  I am eight, and I am afraid of everything. The list of things that keep me up at night includes but is not limited to: appendicitis, typhoid, leprosy, unclean meat, foods I haven’t seen emerge from their packaging, foods my mother hasn’t tasted first so that if we die we die together, homeless people, headaches, rape, kidnapping, milk, the subway, sleep.

Adrian Tomine’s illustration for Lena Dunham’s New Yorker Piece: “Difficult Girl”

I am eight, and I am afraid of everything. The list of things that keep me up at night includes but is not limited to: appendicitis, typhoid, leprosy, unclean meat, foods I haven’t seen emerge from their packaging, foods my mother hasn’t tasted first so that if we die we die together, homeless people, headaches, rape, kidnapping, milk, the subway, sleep.

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