In a new video essay, contributor Zach Devroy connects the recurring themes and tropes of modern haunted house horror films to the 2008 housing crisis.
Contributor John Maku presents a brief showcase of the expressionist style and mood of Charles Laughton’s 1955 film The Night of the Hunter.
Part of our ongoing Videotheque Vault series, Isabella Miller brings us Little Sister (Zusje) (1995), Robert Jan Westdijk’s handheld feature that challenges Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg’s standard of filmic truth as outlined in their Dogme 95 Manifesto.
Keep summer alive with your very own DIY Facets Kids Movie in the Park! Katy Moravec brings us some tips and tricks create your very own magical night under the stars.
With Halloween just around the corner, here is a selection of some pretty terrifying films that we’ve featured over the past few years.
We are pleased to announce the return of film critic and scholar Gregory Hess as guest blogger for the Facets website. Gregory will continue to offer insights into interesting films available only on VHS. And, where can you still rent titles on VHS? Facets, of course. Franz Kafka is a writer whom most bookworms first […]
This week would have marked Bette Davis’s 103rd birthday, and she deserves our attention and respect. If she were alive today, she would demand it. Independent and fiery, Davis considered herself an artist, honed her craft, and fought for better roles long before method actors made those quests a given for any serious thespian. […]
As soon as I noticed this indie film on the Cinematheque schedule, I became enamored with the title. Haunting and romantic, “Night Catches Us” stands in contrast to the colorless clichés and dull, literal titles of contemporary Hollywood releases. I mean, does anyone recall that “How Do You Know” is the name of the recent […]
To all the movie-loving gift-givers out there: as you make your list and check it twice, why not include a donation to Facets? We can’t wait to start 2011 in style, with more fantastic premieres, director Q&A’s, and cinema classes to open your mind and get you talking about the movies that matter. But times […]
This past Saturday saw the final screening at the Bank of America Cinema. Last week the Cine-File blog posted a lovely retrospective reminiscence by previous BAC programmer Mike King. We are republishing this article with the kind permission of Mike King and Cine-File. We especially appreciate its ability to encapsulate the magic of watching these […]