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Inspired by Open Culture’s new post, “The 5 Best Noir Films in the Public Domain,” I did a brief search to see which other films reside in the public domain. Behold the wonder that is b-grade, public domain sci-fi. The Brain That Wouldn’t Die The Brain that Wouldn’t Die entered the public domain after American-International Pictures […]

Giger holding his first human skull. It was a gift from his father when Giger was only six. In the film, Giger explains that he would drag the skull down the street by a string.

This post originally appeared on Disinfo.com on May 14, 2015. One year ago this month, the iconic sci-fi artist, H.R. Giger, passed away. Undoubtedly his legacy will live on, not only as the creator of the Alien, but also as the preeminent producer of biomechanical art. Filmmaker Belinda Sallin’s Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World is […]

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The skull of F.W. Murnau, the legendary director of Nosferatu, Sunrise, and The Last Laugh, was apparently stolen from his grave in Stahnsdorf, Germany. Murnau was buried in a family plot, but his brothers’ graves were left undisturbed. According to The Guardian, wax residue was found near the plot, “suggesting that candles had been lit, and a possible occult motive […]

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Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut has received a lot of vitriol from critics and bloggers. It’s currently sitting on Rotten Tomatoes with a whopping 29% from critics. When it debuted at Cannes, it was booed. (Also, what is up with Cannes audiences and their predisposition to booing?)

I’ve read review after review lamenting Gosling’s use homage-on-the-verge-of-plagiarism, his lack of distinct style, and his pandering the arthouse crowd. […]

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Lars von Trier turns 59 today and to honor the legendary auteur, Indiewire shared this short documentary about the Dogme 95 movement. In an effort to take power away from the studios, von Trier founded the movement with Danish director, Thomas Vinterberg, in 1995. The movement “ended” in 2005 and included films from notable filmmakers such […]

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