1) First, a little bit of shameless self-congratulation. Here’s an interview with yours truly, published in, off all places, the Wall Street Journal, concerning the completion of my personal blog Shooting Down Pictures, where I’ve watched the 1000 films of all time.
2) The Films That Freaked Us. To mark the fiftieth anniversary re-release of Alfred Hitchcock’s immortal Psycho, Time Out New York asked actors, directors and film experts to weigh in on the most shocking moments of cinema. Read what the likes of Nicolas Cage, Alex Cox and Michael Winterbottom have to say on what movie scenes upset them most (and plenty of YouTube clips embedded to show what they’re gasping about).
3) Viva Narco Cinema. Vice Film has a three-part video celebrating the understudied subgenre of Mexican Narco Cinema. Check out Part One, and go here for a re-up: