Our review of this week's Dracula Untold doesn't inspire much hope: "This Dracula Begins-style sword-and-fangs curio plays like someone said, 'What if we took a vampire flick but did a find-and-replace swapping out all that bare-neck sensuality for some video-game ass-kicking?'" But for every genre ... More >>
A chat with the unpredictable auteur
Twenty-nine-year-old Jiwon Lee, a standout student in her final year at Columbia University's College of Dental Medicine, disappeared on Tuesday. She was last seen leaving her Upper West Side apartment; according to her family, Lee's phone registered a signal from Washington Heights before going dar ... More >>
Connan Mockasin is one of the most interesting, creepy, and compelling people of the year: he sings like a baby girl, wears silk dresses, and has the face of a German murderer. He's Klaus Kinski in a golden kimono, on helium. There's something about him that's both bewilderingly androgynous and tot ... More >>
'The Golden Age of Spanish Horror Cinema'
Dedicated to the abstract and the ass-kicking
Free but still not quite exonerated, Damien Echols spent half his life in prison -- much on death row -- as punishment for a crime that he has never been linked to with, say, evidence. Many of those years he suffered in solitary confinement, even as the documentaries Paradise Lost and its sequels r ... More >>
Kinski, a wee Czech-Austrian coffee shop that opened last week on Rivington Street, bears all the hallmarks of its caffeine-pushing Lower East Side counterparts. The brainchild of a visual artist named Zipora Fried, it's got spare decor, a hand-lettered menu, and a desserts display that's mo ... More >>
But we'll explain him anyway
When porn goes on-the-fringe
Herzogs Nosferatu the Vampyre creeps you out
Lessons from the darkness: Herzog treks to Antarctica, and Maddin to the tundra of his youth
Werner Herzog travels to the South Pole
Alt-comedians celebrate the joy of the up-and-coming (or down-and-out) comedian
Three-week fest at Film Forum, plus the filmmaker in the flesh
In his final collaboration with Herzog, Klaus Kinski taps that trademark inner beast
Werner Herzog's sui generis Amazon fever dream and an oral history of Jonestown
At 62, Werner Herzog is still documenting obsessions, and struggling with his own.
Germany's first mainstream Hitler movie provides catharsis, if only for a German audience
Frog-voiced multilinguist as Swiss sailor, Icelandic waiter, Russian count, fallen angel
A rundown of the season's movies handpicked for their potential wondrousness or probable woefulness.