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Jonathan Glazer riffs on the so-called “dancing plague” which struck the French border city 500 years ago. The result is spectacular. It’s hard to recall a plug socket looking more profound and sculpture-like than in this extraordinary new short work by Jonathan Glazer, a transcendent 10-minute slam-down inspired by a bout of involuntary terpsichorean mania Read More

Perry Mason revival delivers with the case of the enticing origin story

The name Perry Mason is synonymous with a criminal defence lawyer who typically proves his client’s innocence while simultaneously unmasking the real guilty party. Three years after playing the murderer in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, Raymond Burr signed on to play Mason in the TV adaptation of Erle Stanley Gardner’s hit detective novels. The initial Read More

Descend into madness with a new animated short from David Lynch

For the past month, David Lynch’s YouTube channel has been the province of self-recorded clips in which the noted filmmaker and artist delivers daily forecasts for weather in the Los Angeles area. A gift to the most hardcore fans, it didn’t give those invested in the man’s cinematic output a whole lot to pore over, Read More