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Robert Bierman – Vampire’s Kiss (1988)

Vampire’s Kiss follows the story of yuppie literary agent Peter Loew (Nicolas Cage) as he descends into madness and vampirism. Loew believes he has been bitten by a vampire (Jennifer Beals) and is slowly becoming one himself, despite the contrary opinion of his therapist (Elizabeth Ashley). He then begins to wage a campaign of escalating terror against his secretary and first potential victim, Alva (Maria Conchita Alonso, looking appropriately baffled). Alva begs her parents to let her stay home from work to avoid her unusual boss, but they force her to go on that fateful day, and the plot unfolds. Read More »

Eugene Jarecki – The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002)

Is the American diplomat and Nobel Laureate Henry Kissinger a war criminal? This documentary is based on the book The Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens. The script is by Alex Gibney. Read More »

Peter Davis – The Selling of the Pentagon (1971)

The Selling of the Pentagon, was an important documentary aired in primetime on CBS on 23 February 1971. The aim of this film, produced by Peter Davis, was to examine the increasing utilization and cost to the taxpayers of public relations activities by the military-industrial complex in order to shape public opinion in favor of the military….. Read More »

Dan Deacon & Jimmy Joe Roche – Ultimate Reality [+Extras] (2007)

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Ultimate Reality is a collaborative performance by Baltimore’s Dan Deacon and Jimmy Joe Roche. It combines an intense musical composition for electronics and drums with a psychedelic montage of Arnold Schwarzenegger films that is projected at a monumental scale. The live energy of the performance has allowed the piece to freely move between art and music venues and grant it a wide audience of appreciation. Read More »

Mark Rappaport – The Scenic Route (1978)

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Spining tale of a woman, her sister, and the man who completes the triangle. Told through such fertile sources as grand opera, classical painting, and Victorian melodrama. Read More »

Pat O’Neill – Trouble In The Image (1996)

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Trouble in the Image is a collection of visual and auditory ideas, many of which seem to radiate a sense of internal conflict, irony and rage. The film has no continuing characters, but is made up of dozens of performances dislodged from other contexts. These are often relocated into contemporary industrial landscapes, or interrupted by the chopping, shredding, or flattening of special-effects technology turned against itself. All is not lost, however. The reward is to be found in immersion within a space of complex and intricate formal relationships, where subject matter is almost irrelevant. The film was accumulated over a seventeen-year period by a filmmaker who continues to insist that film can be an art form independent of storytelling.
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Tex Avery – The Counterfeit Cat (1949)

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A cat steals the headpiece of a dog to deceive the bulldog Spike and get a chance to eat the canary Spike is guarding. Read More »