John Behling

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  • After finishing Frankenstein in 1931, director James Whale set about persuading Universal Pictures chief Carl Laemmle Jr. to bankroll this adaptation of the famous H.G. Wells story--mostly as a way to forestall the production of The...

  • 8 years ago | Film and TV

    In this groundbreaking collaboration with novelist László Krasznahorkai (the first of three), Béla Tarr manages to collapse an entire film—mood, meaning, plot, character, and all—into a single shot. An endless proc...

  • 8 years ago | Art

    There's a scene in Béla Tarr's Werkmeister Harmonies in which an enormous shipping crate sits ominously in the city square. The camera follows a man as he circles it, capturing the blank stares of other locals until finally—and very s...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    There are only two movie theaters in the greater metro area where juvenile tradition suggests you hide your friends in the trunk. Dug in like outposts on the fringes of the Twin Cities, the Vali-Hi and Cottage View drive-ins promise something that...

  • In a last-ditch effort to save his beloved museum from becoming a parking ramp, hapless historian Ted (Will Ferrell) suits up in yellow safari gear--"Yellow is the new khaki," a sly outfitter tells him--and heads to Africa. There, instead of...

  • 10 years ago | Film Reviews

    Director Mike Mills thinks like a kid for 'Thumbsucker.'


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