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Lars Von Trier will give a masterclass at the Cinemathèque Française in May, ScreenDaily reports.
Criterion have announced their July titles (including Moonrise Kingdom, which doesn’t have cover art yet):
At The Talkhouse, Josh Safdie (Heaven Knows What) talks Tsai Ming-liang’s Rebels of the Neon God:
Just as there are systems and codes with buildings and engineering, within every film a system emerges and it starts with a foundation: the characters and the setting. It’s a language that, ideally, is born well before frame one. I am always eager to experience a new film from famed starchitects. (Starchitects are basically visual onomatopoeias, in that at the very sound of their names a visual representation is born.) Tsai Ming-liang is a starchitect and Rebels of the Neon God — made in 1992 but only now getting a U.S. theatrical release — is his first vision.
Watch a trailer for the U.K. theatrical re-release of The Misfits:
Wired‘s Matt Barone on the new obsession of social media in horror:
Despite their varied themes and tropes, these movies share one thing in common: they’re universally relatable. Monsters, zombies, and ghosts might not scare you, because they’re not real—but your computer being weaponized by strangers? That’s scary to pretty much everyone. “Filmmakers, especially in this genre, always try to tap into what we’re feeling as a society,” says Branden Kramer, Ratter‘s writer and director. “Everyone can relate to the Internet. The only time we’re not online is when we’re taking showers. But we’re defenseless against so much of it, and that’s scary as hell. It’s that classic fear of the unknown.”