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The Stack: Simon Rumley Trilogy, UNIT 7, AMOUR, PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, New Shout Factory Blu-rays, And More

In this week's edition of my home entertainment roundup, you can watch Meat Loaf worship Alice Cooper and Art Carney, pre-Miami Vice Don Johnson fight off a bevy of post-apocalyptic beauties, dive headfirst into the incredible animated canvas of The...

New To Netflix: A Fine Grab Bag of Genre 'n' Drama

Welcome to this week's entry for New To Netflix! Not that we are actually new to Netflix, we are just happy, able, and willing to help you find out what kind of 'Twitch-y' material is coming to the big red virtual...

Tribeca 2013 Review: Inside the Mind of MICHAEL H. PROFESSION: DIRECTOR

You think you know Michael Haneke? Director of such uplifting films as The Piano Teacher, Cache, and Amour? Look at that Austrian death-glower. It shrivels the soul. He's got to be one of the most humorless individuals on the planet,...

AMOUR Wins Nearly Every Major Award at French Version of Oscars, The Césars

On the eve of the Academy Awards, Michael Haneke's meditation on death, Amour, swept the César Awards in France, taking home best film, best director, best actor and actress and best original screenplay. That means that the film with the...

Christopher Bourne's Top Films of 2012 - Breaking News: Cinema Is Not Dead

Every so often, when writers and editors apparently have no better ideas at that moment, they will write alarmist think pieces bemoaning the "death of cinema." Most of the arguments usually boil down to three factors: big-budget blockbusters sucking up...

One Of These Nine Films Will Be Oscar's Best Foreign-Language Film

Oscar's short list for the Best Foreign Language Film has been narrowed to nine titles, a list heavily focused on Europe and including exactly zero titles from Asia. Which means, in a surprising move, Kim Ki-duk's Venice winner Pieta is...

Review: AMOUR, What's Not to Love?

Michael Haneke wants to remind us all that we are going to die someday, and that the long day's journey into night is probably not going to be a pleasant one. He accomplishes this mightily in the heartbreaking, occasionally shocking,...

Love, Dignity, and Death: Michael Haneke Talks AMOUR

Austrian film director Michael Haneke took home the coveted Palme d'Or at Cannes for the second time after his The White Ribbon in 2009 and swept the year-end European film awards with his austere, devastating film Amour. I got...