Steven Erickson

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  • 2 years ago | Film and TV

    Here's what the five interviewees in Rodney Ascher's Room 237 have come up with about Stanley Kubrick's The Shining: One believes that it's an allegory about the genocide of Native Americans, another that it's about the Holocaust. Yet another that...

  • When a European director makes a slick genre exercise (such as Swede Daniel Espinosa's solid Easy Money), you can generally count on that director landing in Hollywood within a few years. Whatever the work's merits, an action or horror...

  • Here's the kind of theory that the five interviewees in Rodney Ascher's Room 237 have come up with about Stanley Kubrick's The Shining: One believes that it's an allegory about the genocide of Native Americans. Another that it's...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    "This film was born out of the rage of not being able to make other projects," Leos Carax says of Holy Motors, an anomaly in the French director's oeuvre, as its production was relatively stress-free. Speaking at a hotel bar in New York, Carax say...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    "I have always been against this idea of the 'clash of cultures,'" Marjane Satrapi says. "It's the biggest piece of bullshit I've ever heard." That's apparent from her films and graphic novels, which bridge worlds. Born in Iran, Satrapi emigrated ...

  • After its Sundance premiere, Compliance might be infamous as the film that inspired a woman to cry out "Rape is not entertainment!" However, writer/director Craig Zobel is not Daniel Tosh. Judging from the film itself, which keeps its...

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