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Jacob Mikanowski on Apichat­pong Weerase­thakul’s UNCLE BOONMEE.

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Jacob Mikanowski on Terrence Malick’s TREE OF LIFE

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Jacob Mikanowski on Pedro Almo­dóvar’s THE SKIN I LIVE IN

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Jacob Mikanowski on Lars von Trier’s MELANCHOLIA

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Jacob Mikanowski on King Vidor’s BEYOND THE FOREST


Jacob Mikanowski on Josef von Sternberg’s DISHONORED


He’s demonstrated the artistic legitimacy of mocap.


Harryhausen’s animation is not realistic… it’s magical.

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“The strange and sinister embroidered on… the normal and easy.”


Besides, you even know what an algorithm is?

Roger Vadim’s Blood and Roses: Sexy transgressive euro-Evil wins!

Eyes Without a Face: dis­passionate yet romantic, gory yet lyrical


The boundary between uncanny and uncanny-­fantastic is a difficult one.

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Liminal Horror movies — between the super­natural and the every­day.


Why are horror movies from 1960-63 so resistant to critical analysis?

Andre Bazin wrote “he directs facts” — but did he?

Mark Wahlberg’s penis, Sinatra as intellectual, cheerleaders.


WHY DO WE go to the woods, where the wild things are?…