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    AUDIOVISUALCY: How to "Perform" the Video Essay

    Beautiful, stimulating, impactful, all the while in sync with the work it critiques, "A.I. Artificial Intelligence – A Visual Study" inspires new or awakens old curiosity about the film. And it does so by virtue of an exceptional performance.

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    Now Funding: Doc "Street Fighting Man" Follows 3 Inner-City-Men In Post-Industrial Detroit

    Now funding via Kickstarter with 32 days left in its campaign, the feature length documentary Street Fighting Man, is directed and photographed by Andrew James and edited by Greg Snider (How To Die in Oregon).

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    Aml Ameen Directs 1st American Short "Hoorah" This Month + Watch His Short "Drink, Drugs & KFC"

    British actor Aml Ameen is directing his first American short film called Hoorah this month in London, to be produced by his company AmeenDream Entertainment. We interviewed the actor last month. If you haven't read it, you can find that exclusive HERE.

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    Oscar-Winner Joins Reality TV Lunacy with 'Mrs. Eastwood & Company': We Ask Why

    "Mrs. Eastwood & Company" is the reality show starring Clint Eastwood's wife Dina Eastwood, their two daughters, and the all-male vocal ensemble from South Africa that lives with them. It premieres May 20th on E! "Mrs. Eastwood & Company" is a half hour, 10 episode series. Those are there facts. ...

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    VIDEO: All the Animals Come Out at Night: WALT DISNEY'S TAXI DRIVER

    Bryan Boyce's brilliant short film "Walt Disney's Taxi Driver" cherry-picks scenes between psychotic cabbie Travis Bickle and his love object Betsy in Taxi Driver, but substitutes Disney imagery for Travis' fixation on urban decay. This is a masterstroke, as it turns out: not a gimmick, but flourish...

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    Sure, You Can Film a Poem: Charles Bukowski's "The Man with the Beautiful Eyes"

    If you're reading this, chances are you don't read poetry too regularly (just a guess).

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Burton versus Bava

    Just as people ultimately judge a book by its cover, many of us are quick to judge a film by its trailer. When I was asked to set my sights on Tim Burton's upcoming "Dark Shadows," a movie based on the cult TV show of the late 1960s, as my next entry point for Criterion Consideration, I immediately...

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    Watch: Chris Crocker Begs 'Leave Britney Alone!' in Trailer for 'Me at the Zoo'

    Days before its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, HBO bought television rights to Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch's "Me at the Zoo," a film about Internet celebrity told through the story of Chris Crocker. The film will debut on HBO on June 25, 2012.

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    Watch: Sacha Baron Cohen Plays 'The Dictator' For a Roomful of Confused Journalists

    Sacha Baron Cohen held a bizarre press conference in character as General Aladeen from "The Dictator" at the Waldorf Astoria yesterday. Journalists were alternately amused and confounded by his antics.

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    Trailer Watch: Don't Mess with McConaughey in Deep Fried Texas Redneck Thriller 'Killer Joe'

    Matthew McConaughey is a dirty, twisted cop in "Killer Joe," from director William Friedkin ("The Exorcist") and screenwriter Tracy Letts ("Bug," also directed by Friedkin).

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