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Paul Schrader doesn’t want you to see his new movie

thedissolve.com — Because it's not "a Paul Schrader movie."

Jason Schwartzman and Alex Ross Perry on their lifetime milestone movies

thedissolve.com — After two little-seen but critically acclaimed projects filmed on a shoestring budget ( Impolex and The Color Wheel), Alex Ross Perry emerged from 2014's Sundance Film Festival with his most biting, mature film to date, Listen Up Philip , which debuts in limited release today.

Out Of The Past: Tim Robbins was born on this date in 1958

thedissolve.com — The smart actor plays dumb guys better than just about anyone.

Before Twin Peaks returns to TV, it’s first coming to bookshelves

thedissolve.com — Series co-creator Mark Frost will pen a novel bridging the gap between the original series and the upcoming third season.

The Dissolve on... our favorite long takes

thedissolve.com — In addition to rave reviews for star Michael Keaton, the new is garnering attention for the way director Alejandro González Iñárritu frames the film as more or less one long, unbroken take.

With Re-Animator, Stuart Gordon pushed horror and comedy over the line and beyond

thedissolve.com — "Did you ever see that movie where that body is walking around, carrying its own head and the head goes down on that babe?" So asks American Beauty's Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) of his neighbor Ricky Fitts (Wes Bentley) as they get high outside the catered event where Ricky is working as a waiter.

Out Of The Past:

thedissolve.com — Ingmar Bergman's most famous film helped define world cinema for American viewers.

Werner Herzog narrates this Penguins of Madagascar preview for some reason

thedissolve.com — "All I see here is base fornication and chaos. And also, widdle baby penguins."

Horns / The Dissolve

thedissolve.com — The screen adaptation of Joe Hill's novel about a miserable murder suspect (Daniel Radcliffe) who grows devil horns misses the metaphor in ...

The case against cinematic universes

thedissolve.com — A year ago, writing partners Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman-who'd been responsible for Star Trek Into Darkness, Cowboys & Aliens, and Transformers- signaled their intent to revive the classic Universal monsters as part of a single "universe" like the wildly successful Marvel movies.
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Oct 22, 2014

A terrifying message from the makers of OUIJA to the New York Times critic assigned to it: pic.twitter.com/9KeaQAjqeu

Oct 22, 2014

@MattFini OUIJA board? More like OUIJA bored. (Where do I pick up my paycheck?)

Oct 22, 2014

A friend saying "What's up?" is usually the scariest part of a PG-13 horror movie.

Oct 22, 2014

People next to me wondering if it's pronounced "OW-JUH." They don't deserve to see OUIJA. Philistines.

Oct 22, 2014

Early for OUIJA screening. S-O E-X-C-I-T-E-D.

Oct 22, 2014

Sad to hear @TheDudekAbides is leaving the Journal-Sentinel. Milwaukee is a great city and he served its film culture well.

Oct 22, 2014

@MatthewDessem I'm intrigued by this statement and would like to see it developed at greater length. For an outlet of some sort.

Oct 22, 2014

RT @TashaRobinson: The Dissolve is looking for a full-time News Editor, preferably in Chicago or New York. Details here: pitchfork.com/jobs/

Oct 22, 2014

@thinkovision @notjustmovies It's really oppressive. The style, the music, the script, the visual "poetry"-- all so heavy and emphatic.

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