The Fille Files (October 8-14)

Each week, the Filles bring you some of our favourite films finds of the week—news, reviews,  features, interviews, tweets, new releases, etc.—just in case you missed them.


  • Mad About Her: Pauline Kael, Loved and Loathed (The New York Times) - A. O. Scott and Manohla Dargis in a convo about the life and work of film critic (and our hero) Pauline Kael.
  • 25 of the Coolest Horror Posters Ever (IGN) - Perhaps the only thing more hilariously awesome than these retro horror film posters are the tag lines. Some of our faves: “Herbert West has a good head on his shoulders... And another one on his desk.” and “You can't trust your mother ..your best friend ...the neighbor next door. One minute they're perfectly normal, the next... RABID.”
  • Man Who Pelted Tiger Woods with Hot Dog Blames ‘Drive’ (EW) - The title says it all. “As soon as the movie ended, I thought to myself, ‘I have to do something courageous and epic. I have to throw a hot dog on the green in front of Tiger.’”
  • R.I.P., The Movie Camera: 1888-2011 (Salon) - The digital revolution propels forward and has finally taken the film movie camera down with it as three major film camera manufacturers have ceased production in the last year. This piece reflects on what once was and what may soon become moviemaking.

  • The Thing - With horror films so strangely scarce this month, we’ll take what we can get. Luckily, this sci-fi horror prequel/remake doesn’t seem so bad. (And if you haven't seen the original, check out Emily’s Never Seen It! Sunday.)
  • Footloose - Let’s hear it for the angry warehouse dancing, tractor chicken and burgundy suits! Again!

How could we not choose it.

1 comment:

  1. The best remake ever was already "The Thing," now thrice made. John Carpenter's 1982 fleshed out (gross-out) version of the short story "Who Goes There." The original 1951 "The Thing From Another World" has if fair share of scares but it's still just a guy in a suit monster movie. Carpenter used a great cast of characters, paranoia and special effects to fulfill the the fear.