How A Small Texas Town Paid A Conman A Ton Of Money To Build “The World’s Littlest Skyscraper”

In the early 20th century, a petroleum boom hit Wichita County, Texas, whose population more than doubled as over 20,000 new residents moved to the area. The town of Wichita Falls became a hub for the roaring economy, and new industries began to grow as did the town’s population. The…

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Director Gus Van Sant on ‘Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot’ and Unexpected Casting Choices

From writer/director Gus Van Sant and based on a true story, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot follows the path to sobriety after a life-changing accident pushes John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix, with one of the best performances of the year) to discover the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing often quite controversial cartoons that bring him attention and a following. Seeing what led up to that turning point in his life and how he copes with it afterwards, provides a fascinating perspective on the relationships in his life, whether it’…

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Director Gus Van Sant on ‘Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot’ and Unexpected Casting Choices

From writer/director Gus Van Sant and based on a true story, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot follows the path to sobriety after a life-changing accident pushes John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix, with one of the best performances of the year) to discover the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing often quite controversial cartoons that bring him attention and a following. Seeing what led up to that turning point in his life and how he copes with it afterwards, provides a fascinating perspective on the relationships in his life, whether it’…

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Friday Box Office: ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Topples ‘Skyscraper’

While it would seem like the easy money for this weekend would be on a Dwayne Johnson action movie, Skyscraper was no match for the animated family film Hotel Transylvania 3. The comedy sequel pulled in a solid $16.7 million at the Friday box office alone as it heads to a projected weekend total of $42 million. This is the first Hotel Transylvania movie to launch in the summer frame (the previous two debuted in September), but its take is in line with the previous movies. The original Hotel Transylvania made $42.5 million on its opening weekend while …

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‘Nightmare Cinema’ Review: Horror Masters Serve a Stylish Sampler of Scares | Fantasia 2018

Horror anthologies are almost always something of a mixed bag. It’s a genre tradition, and a proud one, which allows filmmakers to fly a little more free without the burden of big-budget pressures and the challenge to carry an entire film. It lets them get weird with it, try something a  different, or finally get around to that one not-quite-feature-length story that’s been nagging at their brain all these years. But because a single filmmaker isn’t carrying the film, it’s even harder to get the tone and structure just right — something very …

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