Secret Society & Price of Success Explored in “Echelon: The Series”

Mark A. Krupa is best known for his work in front of the camera, notably as Bjorn in the excellent The Wild Hunt (review) and most recently as the sadistic Indian Agent in Jeff Barnaby’s outstanding Rhymes for Young Ghouls (review) but the actor is also an accomplished producer, writer and director and he’s ready to take the plunge into the world of webseries....

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Trailers From Hell does We Need To Talk About Kevin

AKA, why I love Brian Trenchard-Smith. Joe Dante’s ongoing project devoted to cinephilia centered around trailers, Trailers From Hell, has been doing fine work for years, and is a site I visit regularly as much for my love of Dante’s sensibility as for my love of trailers in and of themselves. The most articulate ‘Guru’ on the site...

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Mamo!’s Matty Price Talks P.T. Anderson and his Significance to Cinema

A part of The Substream‘s Very Important Dudes and Dudettes in Film History series, curated by Matty Price in tweed and elbow-patch mode (albeit he’s actually wearing an E.T./Alien-mashup Tee) offers a fair number of insights into one of the younger great auteurs in Cinema working today, Mr. Paul Thomas Anderson; that is P.T. to film snobs. On the...

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Here Comes the Ridley Train!

You can probably expect a deluge of Sir Ridley Scott and Alien related material in the-week-and-a-bit lead up to Prometheus, both around the web and here at Rowthree. To kick things off, here is Mamo!s Matt Price explaining why the British filmmaker’s ouvre should be looked at through the lens of iconic advertising imagery and he goes on to line up...

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Go, Speed Racer, Go

Just for fun on a Sunday, you can see how an 8 year old boy and a 6 year old girl react to a first time viewing of The Wachowski Brothers critically slagged but mightily interesting Speed Racer after catching it in the Cinema (at Toronto Underground’s Defending the Indefensible Series). Expect more (‘adult’) conversation on this weeks...

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Urban Wolf is Watching You

A well-appointed man lands in Paris and stops off in the restroom. He notes a security camera in the corner, innocuously capturing his movements. As he steps back from the sink, it seems as though the camera follows him. Paranoia? Or is he merely one of a million people being silently monitored in our increasingly surveillance-ridden society? As he goes on his...

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Auteur Essay: Matt Zoller Seitz on Wes Anderson

This superb (and thorough) look at Wes Anderson‘s auteur influences was mentioned on the current episode of the Cinecast. The House Next Door founder, freelance writer and film director Matt Zoller Seitz narrates and edits a collection of side by side and annotated scenes from Wes Anderson’s filmography and connects the director’s aesthetic to...

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Joe Dante’s “Splatter” Premiers Today

Episode One of Roger Corman’s series of webisode entitled Splatter was released today and anyone in America can check it out over at Netflix (you don’t need a membership to watch). “Splatter” is the haunting tale of rock-and-roll legend Johnny Splatter (Corey Feldman), a musical genius who accumulated as many hit records as he did...

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Help Solve the Circle of 8 Mystery

Webseries. Short (5 to 10 minutes) shows which distribute their episodes online. The only two shows I’m aware of that have succeeded in this developing field are “Sanctuary” which transformed into a full fledged television show now airing on Syfy (along with a slew of other networks) and “The Guild” which now airs its episodes on XBox Live and MSN. There may be...

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Criterion Co and The Auteurs Present: First Features

  Every month the Criterion Collection and The Auteurs website team up to put on an online festival of free streaming films from Criterion’s catalog. This month, the theme is debut features from directors like Agnès Varda (La Pointe Courte), Roman Polanski (Knife in the Water), Jane Campion (Sweetie), Samuel Fuller (I Shot Jesse James) and...

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