movie night

Take A Fascinating Tour Behind The Scenes Of The Shining

What was it like working on the set of legendary film director Stanley Kubrick as he adapted The Shining, Stephen King’s bestselling horror story, to the silver screen? If these cast and crew interviews from the new documentary Staircases to Nowhere, are any indication, the answer is: pretty dang awesome.


San Francisco's Most Adorable Crime Fighter Just Got His Own Movie

When the Penguin and the Riddler invaded San Francisco last November, causing havoc, robbing banks and kidnapping the Giant’s beloved mascot Lou Seal, the SFPD called in the only person that could stop them: Batkid.


A Band Called Death: Preemininent Punk Rockers, Forgotten Then Found

A Band Called Death is an incredible documentary chronicling the raw punk sounds of trio of brothers trying to break into the biz in 1970s Detroit, the group’s dissolution, and their subsequent, fortuitous rise to recognition and fame after three long decades.


The Fascinating Journey Your T-Shirt Took To Get To You

In an age that encourages everything organic, fairly traded, and USA-made, it’s easy to overlook the less-celebrated (and often significantly more common) goods we use on a daily basis. Take the shirt on your back, for example — because NPR certainly did.


Billionaire: What The Hell Happened To Larry Hilblom, Anyway?

Larry Hilblom was the mega-rich founder of shipping company DHL. He mysteriously disappeared in a plane crash in 1995, leaving behind possible heirs and more questions than answer. The 2009 documentary Billionaire is his story — one of those horrifying things you just can’t stop watching.


DEFCON: A Documentary About The World's Largest Hacking Conference

One thing that sort of irks me is when people mistake DEFCON 5 as worse and crazier and insane and severe than DEFCON 1. I know more always sounds better but it’s not. That has nothing to do with the world’s largest hacking conference, DEFCON, but I just wanted to put it out there. DEFCON: The Documentary shows what goes on behind the world’s largest hacking conference.


From One Second To The Next: Werner Herzog's Texting-and-Driving PSA

Acclaimed documentarian Werner Herzog has taken on some pretty remarkable subjects during his 50-year career, ranging from Antarctic scientists to Grizzly Man. His latest film, though, is about something much more familiar: Texting and driving. Yet it’s no less intense.


Ecstasy Of Order: Remember How Good You Wanted To Be At Tetris?

Tetris and I were born just a month apart. And what Cold War kids we were. Tetris was the brainchild of a young Soviet computer engineer with a knack for building addictive games. I was the actual child of a couple of former hippies with a bit of a disco hangover.


Chuck: The Geek Who Could And Made You Laugh As He Did

This week has made me reminisce about the past. A lot of it has to do with the fact that The OC turned 10. Some of it has to do with it being August and my school kid association of August as the end of something. And a little of it is because I’m starting to tie up loose ends in another Josh Schwartz TV show Chuck.


This Short Doc About A Magnetic Tape Fanatic Will Break Your Heart

No matter how outmoded the technology, you’ll find someone who’s devastated that it’s gone. These people are in absolute denial about the old tech’s inferiority to the advancements that supplanted it. This is Micke, the Swedish tape nut. He is precisely the luddite we’re talking about.