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The Essential Movie Library #93: Pinocchio (1940)

Something at least complicated if not subversive lies in any story about a puppet’s passage to boyhood where the boy turns out to be less interesting than the puppet
Frank movie

Counter Programming: A Movie About a Big Headed Rock Star and a Samuel Fuller Double Header

Your guide to the best indie films of the weekend—popcorn not included
Leave Her to Heaven

The Essential Movie Library #92: Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

It’s shot by Leon Shamroy in a radioactive technicolor delirious enough to make you queasy
Gagosian

Framed: “Photographic Pantomime” Will Be Your Mirror, Reflect Who You Are

A new show at the Gagosian Gallery makes esoteric approaches to art and science Clear

K-Con’s Five Must-See Acts

From G-Dragon to Girls Generation there's more to K-pop—lots more—than Psy

How to Get a Badge for Next Year’s Comic-Con

Five tips to insure that you get into the massive confab in 2015

Playing Dress-Up: 10 Comic-Con Costumes for the Non-Cosplayer

Because seeing costumed fans in their caped, masked, feathered, and winged Lycra finery is the best part

Curtain Call: Tim Robbins Brings Shakespeare Back to L.A. After Taking it to China and Italy

A Midsummer Night’s Dream with 14 actors playing Puck is just the start

Form and Function: Jenny Burman Debuts her New Novel One Chapter at a Time

Written in Cincinnati and set in a mythologized Echo Park, the serialized Veronica Street is free to read—if you don't mind the wait

The Essential Movie Library #88: Madame de… (1953)

The web of deceit becomes indistinguishable from the lattice of desire