Tashlinesque – The Hollywood Comedies of Frank Tashlin

In all of Frank Tashlin’s work, there is nothing quite so boldly staged as the delirious sequence in 1961′s The Ladies Man, in which Jerry Lewis, the film’s director and Tashlin’s nominal pupil, ...

Courtin-Wilson joins Venice festival celebration

Hail director Amiel Courtin-Wilson is in distinguished company, one of 70 filmmakers from around the world who have contributed to an innovative film marking the 70th anniversary of the Venice Film ...

Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on 'Teenagers from Outer Space,' Featuring Ray Guns and Spray-Painted Flying Saucers

I Was a Teenage Thanksgiving Turkey! week begins at Trailers from Hell with director and Tfh creator Joe Dante introducing cult classic "Teenagers from Outer Space" from 50s indie filmmaker Tom ...

Wamg Interview – Director Joe Dante on The Hole and The Movie Orgy

Interview conducted by Tom Stockman November 1st, 2012 This Saturday and Sunday (November 10th and 11th) will be Joe Dante Weekend at St. Louis’ fabulous Hi-Pointe Theater. It’s all part of Cinema ...

Sliff 2012: The St. Louis International Film Festival Begins November 8th

The 21st Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (better known to local movie buffs as Sliff) is presented by Cinema St. Louis and opens Thursday, November 8th. The fest looks like another ...

Joe Dante, Live in Chicago!

You there, you two girls! Tell your friends! Do you read Scott Tobias’s bimonthly Av Club series The New Cult Canon? It’s an often fantastic series looking at modern cult classics, the kind of ...

J. Hoberman on The Movie Orgy! Plus a Seattle Screening! It’s a Movie Orgy-Orgy!

The brilliant J. Hoberman takes on The Movie Orgy in the latest issue Film Comment. It may be the final word on the subject, a great read that tackles as many pop cultural touchstones as The Movie ...

Daily Briefing. Sergio Leone, John Huston and More

"He's best known for his westerns, which traditionally are sagas about how civilization begins, how ruthless and cynical men rip it out of the throat of the wilderness," writes Peter Keough in the ...

The Movie Orgy Hits the NY Press!

Caught up in the whirlwind kick-off of MoMA’s 9th Annual Festival of Film Preservation is Joe Dante’s beloved The Movie Orgy. As of this writing, there’s a theater full of New Yorkers experiencing ...

Moma’S Annual Festival Of Film Preservation Lineup Announced

Looking for something to do in Manhattan over the next month? MoMA has announced the slate for its 9th annual International Festival of Film Preservation, in which the museum presents preserved and ...

The Movie Orgy storms Manhattan!

Yeah. That’s right. Historical footnote: it’s not the first time! New Yorkers! Prepare yourselves! Joe Dante’s rarely-screened cult-film collection — really, the first of what are today called ...

MoMA Bringing 35 Restored Classics to NYC

MoMA Bringing 35 Restored Classics to NYC The Museum of Modern Art will present To Save and Project, its ninth annual film preservation festival with 35 restorations, all of which are having their New York premieres. To Save and Project will ...

Closing Credits Week 200: Invisibly Snatched

The week ends. Here’s a recap. Trailers On Monday, June 26, Larry Karaszewski told us about Get To Know Your Rabbit and we offered up some awesome Tommy Smothers videos. On Wednesday, June 28, Joe ...

Hey Los Angeles! Wanna see The Movie Orgy on July 4?

We’ve got passes to the exclusive, members-only screening! Currently, Los Angeles’ Cinefamily is engaged in a 5-day festival of, well, Everything! They kicked off last night with a panel discussion ...

Los Angeles! Everything Is Festival! Be there!

The Cinefamily and Everything Is Terrible aims to melt your mind. For five straight days. Starting tomorrow, June 30, Los Angeles’ Cinefamily will be besieged by an insurgent force battling for the ...

Week 198 Closing Credits: Submerged

Our week of underwater monsters, friends, fiends and creatures comes to a close. Did you miss anything? Trailers On Monday, June 6, Howard Rodman brought you the best of the Universal monsters as he ...

The Movie Orgy Rides Again

Celebrate Independence Day by melting your brain. The Movie Orgy is coming back to knock you out, Los Angeles! When Hadrian of The Cinefamily (one of the finest programmed repertory cinemas around) ...

John Sayles on "Beginning of the End"

Tfh welcomes John Sayles to the ranks of Grindhouse Gurus. This nervy 1957 trailer acts like Bert I. Gordon's shoestring ripoff of previous giant bug movies is some kind of innovative breakthrough! It ...

Look Who's Coming To Melbourne

Look Who's Coming To Melbourne Heading the list of special guests is Hollywood legend, Joe Dante, who will attend the festival for a special film tribute - Dante's Inferno. Known for his subversive humour and social critique in ...

Last Minute Venice Surprises: Hana Makhmalbaf, Joe Dante's 1968 Orgy and Peter Greenaway's The Marriage

* Joe DanteJoe Dante [/link] will be presenting not one, but two films at the Lido. The Venice Film Festival will be presenting Dante's latest film - the 3D supernatural called The Hole and will ...

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