Paul D. Ryan, future non-vice president of the United States, has small-town roots.
Hollywood reacts to Mitt Romney’s selection (best: Kal Penn).
Of course the U.S. broadcast of the London Olympics closing ceremony nixed Kate Bush.
Jean-Claude Brisseau’s The Girl from Nowhere wins top honor at Locarno.
Carlo Rambaldi, the man who made E.T., is dead at 86.
Thomas Doherty on the crisis of piracy, property rights, and the digital revolution.
Michael Guillen interviews William Friedkin.
J. Hoberman asks, “Is David Cronenberg our most original director?”
Lars von Trier seeks film submissions for user-generated project.
An interview with Kenji Fujishima.
Season three of Boardwalk Empire has a trailer:
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