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Three classic Studio Ghibli film soundtracks to be reissued on vinyl for the first time

Since its inception in 1983, Studio Ghibli has established itself as one of the premier Japanese animation houses, and one that’s since changed the way the West has viewed Japanese filmmaking. Now, the soundtracks for three of their classic films are being reissued on vinyl for the first time. Due out through Tokuma, a publisher

Classic Film Review: True Romance Remains A Sweet, Distinctly Male Movie

When True Romance was released in theaters 25 years ago this week, “a Tarantino movie” wasn’t something audiences and critics could rely on as shorthand. You say that now, and it evokes a very particular kind of image: dialogue packed with references to pop cultural arcana, brutal-yet-stylish violence with a particular emphasis on the body-ripping power of

TIFF Film Review: Halloween Delivers Tricks, Treats, and Decent Fan Fiction to Series

The following review is part of our coverage of the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Watching the 2018 edition of Halloween often feels like reading a decent fan fiction. This isn’t necessarily a criticism. Fanfic is a valid vital part of any fandom, and there’s plenty of it out there that rivals the best canon

Listen to Thom Yorke's Debut as Film Composer

Radiohead singer Thom Yorke’s debut as a film composer can be heard in the trailer for the remake of the horror movie Suspiria. The film stars Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton and Chloe Grace Moretz and tells the story of a dance student who begins to realize that her school plays host to a coven of witches. Variety

Film Review: BlacKkKlansman Finds Spike Lee At His Best and Boldest

Walking out of BlacKkKlansman, one can’t help but feel electrified. A late-summer entry amidst the seat-shakers of the last three months, here is something deeply substantial and remarkably satisfying. Here’s a sublime work that is full-blooded, historically inventive, hilarious, and heartbreaking. Stylish and thoughtful, Spike Lee is motivated on this one, and it shows. It

Film Review: The Meg Chews on the Scenery and Swims to Late-Summer Success

The Pitch: Miles off the Shanghai coast, oceanographers at a remote research institute have discovered a trench even deeper than the Marianas, one which would become the deepest part of the ocean on record. By penetrating a thermal layer, a ragtag group of explorers and rogues gain entry to the trench, where they discover an entirely

Did Paul McCartney Just Film A 'Carpool Karaoke' Episode?

Paul McCartney staged a surprise return to his hometown on Saturday (June 9) when he performed at the Philharmonic pub in Liverpool, U.K. for a select audience. The appearance seemed to be part of a TV feature recorded with James Corden, presumably for The Late Show. The Liverpool Echo reported that TV firm SRO Audiences