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'Detroit' Movie: Kathryn Bigelow 1967 Riots Depiction 'Horribly Real' & 'Deeply Self-Serving'

Detroit movie street riot scene: The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow tackles the 1967 Detroit riots in “horribly real” and “deeply self-serving” 2017 release marketed as a “dramatic thriller.” Kathryn Bigelow's 'Detroit' movie: Horribly real semidocumentary or self-serving Hollywood depiction of 1967 Detroit Rebellion? In the […]


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'Detroit' Movie: Kathryn Bigelow 1967 Riots Depiction 'Horribly Real' & 'Deeply Self-Serving'



Ronald Colman Movies: 'A Tale of Two Cities' & 'The Prisoner of Zenda'

Ronald Colman: Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Month in two major 1930s classics Updated: Turner Classic Movies' July 2017 Star of the Month is Ronald Colman, one of the finest performers of the studio era. On Thursday night, TCM presented five Colman star vehicles that should be popping up […]


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Ronald Colman Movies: 'A Tale of Two Cities' & 'The Prisoner of Zenda'



'The Great Wall' Movie: Zhang Yimou-Matt Damon Collaboration Proof Countries Should Work Together?

The Great Wall movie with Matt Damon: Awkward-accented British mercenary fights the Taotie in costly Chinese-American collaboration. 'The Great Wall' movie: Zhang Yimou-Matt Damon collaboration evidence that – for better or for worse – countries can work together In this divisive age, when countries are turning inward with a nationalist, […]


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'The Great Wall' Movie: Zhang Yimou-Matt Damon Collaboration Proof Countries Should Work Together?



'Die Nibelungen': Siegfried Eclipsed by Powerful Women in Masterful Fritz Lang Tragedy

Die Nibelungen: Siegfried: Paul Richter as the tragic dragon-slaying hero of medieval Germanic mythology – with a bit from Homer's Iliad thrown in. 'Die Nibelungen': Enthralling silent classic despite complex plot and countless characters Based on the medieval epic poem Nibelungenlied, itself inspired by the early medieval Germanic saga about […]


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'Die Nibelungen': Siegfried Eclipsed by Powerful Women in Masterful Fritz Lang Tragedy



'Ben-Hur' 2016 Trailer: Faster & Furiouser CGI Feast

'Ben-Hur' 2016 trailer with Jack Huston: Deadly chariot race in religious epic for the CGI-loving crowd. 'Ben-Hur' 2016 trailer: 'Gladiator' meets 'Fast Seven' meets 'Star Wars' meets… Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer have released the trailer for their Ben-Hur 2016 remake (or reboot or readaptation) – a.k.a. Fast and Furious A.D., […]


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'Ben-Hur' 2016 Trailer: Faster & Furiouser CGI Feast



'Finding Neverland' Movie Review: Johnny Depp as James M. Barrie Disney Style

'Finding Neverland' movie: Johnny Depp as James M. Barrie a.k.a. J.M. Barrie, with the Llewelyn Davies family: Kate Winslet, Freddie Highmore, Joe Prospero, Nick Roud and Luke Spill. 'Finding Neverland' movie review: Losing reality Back in 2001, German-born director Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace, World War Z) brought a much […]


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'Finding Neverland' Movie Review: Johnny Depp as James M. Barrie Disney Style



'The Fixer' Movie: Preachy & Simple-Minded Drama About the Politics of Anti-Semitism

'The Fixer' movie cast: Alan Bates, Dirk Bogarde and Ian Holm (background left) in political drama about the persecution of Jews in Czarist Russia. 'The Fixer' movie review: 1968 anti-Semitism political drama wrecked by cast, direction and its own good intentions In 1969, director John Frankenheimer declared that he felt […]


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'The Fixer' Movie: Preachy & Simple-Minded Drama About the Politics of Anti-Semitism



'Being Julia' Movie Review: Annette Bening Bette Davis-ish Showcase

'Being Julia' movie: Annette Bening and Shaun Evans: 'All About Eve' with a London setting. 'Being Julia' movie review: Annette Bening showcase tells us a little about Avice Being Julia movie antecedents: In Joseph L. Mankiewicz's 1950 Oscar-winning classic All About Eve, Bette Davis plays Margo Channing, a major Broadway […]


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'Being Julia' Movie Review: Annette Bening Bette Davis-ish Showcase



'Downfall' Movie Review: Iconic Bruno Ganz Hitler Portrayal

'Downfall' movie with Bruno Ganz: Iconic Adolf Hitler. 'Downfall' movie: Overlong and overwrought World War II drama lifted by several memorable performances Oliver Hirschbiegel's German box office hit Downfall / Der Untergang is a generally engrossing psychological-historical drama whose emotional charge is diluted by excessive length, an overabundance of characters, […]


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'Downfall' Movie Review: Iconic Bruno Ganz Hitler Portrayal



'Nicholas and Alexandra' Movie Review: Lavish 1971 Political Epic Too Old-Fashioned

'Nicholas and Alexandra' 1971 movie with Michael Jayston and Janet Suzman. 'Nicholas and Alexandra' movie review: Opulent 1971 spectacle lacks emotional core Nicholas and Alexandra is surely one of the most sumptuous film productions ever made. Production designer John Box's elaborate sets, Yvonne Blake's equally elaborate costumes, Richard Rodney Bennett's […]


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'Nicholas and Alexandra' Movie Review: Lavish 1971 Political Epic Too Old-Fashioned



Jack Huston in 'Ben-Hur' Remake?

Jack Huston. Jack Huston cast in 'Ben-Hur' remake? 'Boardwalk Empire' actor to follow in the footsteps of Ramon Novarro and Charlton Heston Jack Huston, best known for playing World War I veteran-turned-bootlegger-cum-assassin Richard Harrow in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, may star in the latest Ben-Hur “remake,” to be jointly […]


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Jack Huston in 'Ben-Hur' Remake?



'Inside Llewyn Davis' Review: Effortless Oscar Isaac Is 'Last Folk Singer Who Didn't Make It'

Inside Llewyn Davis with Oscar Isaac as “the last folk singer who didn't make it.” Written and directed by veterans Joel and Ethan Coen (Blood Simple, Raising Arizona), Inside Llewyn Davis offers “their deepest dive into characterization since their inward-looking masterpiece A Serious Man.” 'Inside Llewyn Davis' review: Effortless Oscar […]


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'Inside Llewyn Davis' Review: Effortless Oscar Isaac Is 'Last Folk Singer Who Didn't Make It'



'Ben-Hur' 1925: Fast & Furious Epic at Historic Theater

'Ben-Hur' 1925 with Ramon Novarro: The chariot race. 'Ben-Hur' 1925: Fast & furious epic Los Angeles screening Directed by Fred Niblo and starring Ramon Novarro, the 1925 Ben-Hur, a.k.a. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, will be screened at 8 p.m. on Wed., June 26, '13, at the historic Orpheum […]


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'Ben-Hur' 1925: Fast & Furious Epic at Historic Theater



'The Great Gatsby' 2013: Second Best Leonardo DiCaprio Debut Ever?

'The Great Gatsby' 2013 with Leonardo DiCaprio. Leonardo DiCaprio The Great Gatsby movie box office: DiCaprio's second biggest opening ever – but trailing Titanic in ticket sales May 13, '13, update: The Great Gatsby movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel earned $50.08m at the North American box office […]


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'The Great Gatsby' 2013: Second Best Leonardo DiCaprio Debut Ever?



'Les Misérables' Reviews: Mixed Opinions About Maximalist Approach to Killer Pipes

Les Misérables with Eddie Redmayne and Amanda Seyfried. In Tom Hooper's film version of the international stage musical hit adapted from Victor Hugo's early 19th century-set classic novel about the long and demented arm of the Law, Hugh Jackman plays Jean Valjean, a former French prison system inmate who had […]


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'Les Misérables' Reviews: Mixed Opinions About Maximalist Approach to Killer Pipes



'Lincoln' Film: Steven Spielberg Period Political Drama Far Surpasses Expectations

Lincoln film with Daniel Day-Lewis. Initially known as a filmmaker whose target audience consisted of children, teenagers, and assorted movie-thrill seekers, Steven Spielberg (Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial) began expanding his range with the highly successful melodrama The Color Purple (1985). Since then, Spielberg has mixed commercial fluff/thrill rides […]


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'Lincoln' Film: Steven Spielberg Period Political Drama Far Surpasses Expectations



'Lincoln' Trailer HD: Daniel Day-Lewis' Voice (?) in Steven Spielberg Historical Drama

Lincoln trailer with Daniel Day-Lewis. Steven Spielberg Lincoln Trailer The Lincoln trailer looks like every post-1975 “serious” Steven Spielberg movie ever made, from The Color Purple and Empire of the Sun and Schindler's List to Amistad and Saving Private Ryan and War Horse. As Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Day-Lewis has only […]


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'Lincoln' Trailer HD: Daniel Day-Lewis' Voice (?) in Steven Spielberg Historical Drama



'Lincoln': Daniel Day-Lewis' Third Best Actor Oscar? + Golden Globes Skirt Academy Regulations

Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln: Daniel Day-Lewis for Oscar 2013? Ever since it was announced that Steven Spielberg was going to direct an Abraham Lincoln biopic, film pundits, bloggers, lovers, and gossipers immediately began predicting Oscar nominations – and/or victories – for the film, its director, its crew, and […]


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'Lincoln': Daniel Day-Lewis' Third Best Actor Oscar? + Golden Globes Skirt Academy Regulations



'Beautiful Disaster': Jamie McGuire Book to Become a Movie? + 'Anna Karenina' Poster

Beautiful Disaster acquired by Warner Bros. The film rights to Jamie McGuire's Beautiful Disaster, (initially) a self-published novel, has been acquired by Warner Bros. McGuire's story has been described as a tamer variation of the online literary hit Fifty Shades of Grey. Beautiful Disaster synopsis Beautiful Disaster follows a goody-goody […]


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'Beautiful Disaster': Jamie McGuire Book to Become a Movie? + 'Anna Karenina' Poster



'Bel Ami' Trailer 2012: Robert Pattinson Realizes Sex Is Most Effective Social-Climbing Gear

Bel Ami 2012 poster with Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Christina Ricci. Shot in early 2010 but coming out in 2012, the latest film version of Guy de Maupassant's Bel Ami is also the latest attempt of Twilight Saga performer Robert Pattinson to both extend his range […]


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'Bel Ami' Trailer 2012: Robert Pattinson Realizes Sex Is Most Effective Social-Climbing Gear



Catwoman & Spider-Man + Madonna & New TDK Posters

This year's Oscar show may have been a critical and ratings flop, but the careers (of at least some) of those involved clearly haven't suffered as a result. Co-producer Don Mischer has been called back to co-produce the Oscar 2012 ceremony with action filmmaker Brett Ratner; James Franco stars in […]


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Catwoman & Spider-Man + Madonna & New TDK Posters



Douglas Fairbanks' 'Robin Hood' Academy Screening

Enid Bennett, Douglas Fairbanks, Robin Hood Long before Errol Flynn, Russell Crowe, and Kevin Costner – and their Men in Tights – there was Douglas Fairbanks and his Men in Tights. Robin Hood, a.k.a. Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood will be screening tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of […]


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Douglas Fairbanks' 'Robin Hood' Academy Screening



'Ran': Akira Kurosawa Classic

Akira Kurosawa's Ran “Critical cribbing” is a term I coined in regard to the tendency of critics, in all fields, to not engage a work of art directly, but rather to fall back on lazily repeating claims that have been made by others about the work they are reviewing. Sometimes, […]


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'Ran': Akira Kurosawa Classic



'A Tale of Two Cities' Review: Ronald Colman Brilliant Charles Dickens Hero

Jack Conway's A Tale of Two Cities Although not as widely known as other Old Hollywood spectacles, David O. Selznick's film production of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, set during the time of the French Revolution, is far, far better than most of the other period dramas made […]


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'A Tale of Two Cities' Review: Ronald Colman Brilliant Charles Dickens Hero



'Memoirs of a Geisha': Great-Looking But Artificial Period Drama

Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Memoirs of a Geisha There are some movies that are released before their time. Only years or decades later, do they come to be appreciated. In the case Rob Marshall's Memoirs of a Geisha, based on Arthur Golden's bestseller about the life and love of a […]


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'Memoirs of a Geisha': Great-Looking But Artificial Period Drama



'Braveheart' Review: Mel Gibson as Christ-Like Nationalist Martyr

Mel Gibson, Braveheart Synopsis: In the late 13th century, the twenty-something Scottish knight William Wallace (Mel Gibson), a.k.a. Braveheart, leads a group of Scottish rebels against the occupying English forces. Wallace's goal is to attain freedom for his fellow Scots, while also avenging the deaths of his father, brother, and […]


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'Braveheart' Review: Mel Gibson as Christ-Like Nationalist Martyr



Turner Classic Movies: Dysfunctional-Family-Oriented Christmas Films + Katharine Hepburn Double Dose

Turner Classic Movies presents Katharine Hepburn in Little Women 1933: Up to the Christmas Day viewer to decide whether George Cukor's Best Picture Academy Award nominee is immensely moving or immeasurably cloying. Either way, Little Women was a major critical and commercial hit, solidifying Katharine Hepburn's standing as one of […]


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Turner Classic Movies: Dysfunctional-Family-Oriented Christmas Films + Katharine Hepburn Double Dose



Ramon Novarro in 'Scaramouche': Silent Movie Classic

Alice Terry, Ramon Novarro in Rex Ingram's Scaramouche Ramon Novarro is back for the fourth and last installment of Turner Classic Movies' Sunday evening celebration of the 100 years of the Mexican Revolution. Tonight, Novarro's vehicle is Scaramouche (1923), one of his most prestigious critical and box office hits, and […]


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Ramon Novarro in 'Scaramouche': Silent Movie Classic



'Robin Hood' Reviews, Russell Crowe Movie Opens Cannes with a Thud

Russell Crowe, Robin Hood Directed by Ridley Scott and written by Brian Helgeland (of Green Zone), Robin Hood stars Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett (as Lady Marion), Max von Sydow, William Hurt, Oscar Isaac (as Prince John), Mark Strong, Danny Houston (as King Richard The Lionheart), Eileen Atkins (as Eleanor of […]


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'Robin Hood' Reviews, Russell Crowe Movie Opens Cannes with a Thud



'Avatar' Box Office vs. 'Titanic': Box Office (Adjusted) Comparison

Avatar hasn't been the top weekend grosser at the U.S. and Canada box office since late January. First, it was dethroned by the Channing Tatum-Amanda Seyfried tearjerker Dear John; then came Garry Marshall's Valentine's Day, Joe Johnston's The Wolfman, and Chris Columbus' Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. […]


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'Avatar' Box Office vs. 'Titanic': Box Office (Adjusted) Comparison



'The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond' from 'Lost' Tennessee Williams Screenplay: Q&A with Director Jodie Markell

The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond with Bryce Dallas Howard as Fisher Willow, a troubled heiress who becomes involved with the handsome but impoverished – and equally unstable – Jimmy Dobyne (Chris Evans). Their dysfunctional relationship is depicted in Jodie Markell's film version of a long neglected Tennessee Williams screenplay […]


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'The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond' from 'Lost' Tennessee Williams Screenplay: Q&A with Director Jodie Markell



Douglas Fairbanks Jr. & Monty Woolley: Christmas Cheer & Horror Mix + Silent Blockbuster at Packard

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in The Prisoner of Zenda 1937. The son of silent screen superstar Douglas Fairbanks and a middle-league – and generally lackluster – leading man in the first half of the 1930s, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. was at his very best as the villainous Rupert of Hentzau in John […]


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Douglas Fairbanks Jr. & Monty Woolley: Christmas Cheer & Horror Mix + Silent Blockbuster at Packard



'Public Enemies' Johnny Depp & Christian Bale Images + Saturn Awards & Silver Docs Film Festival Winners

'Public Enemies' with Johnny Depp. In Michael Mann's period crime drama Public Enemies, Johnny Depp plays John Dillinger, the Depression Era bank robber who became the top target of J. Edgar Hoover's FBI. Christian Bale plays Dillinger's nemesis, investigator Melvin Purvis; Marion Cotillard is Dillinger's gal, Billie Frechette; and Billy […]


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'Public Enemies' Johnny Depp & Christian Bale Images + Saturn Awards & Silver Docs Film Festival Winners



'Wuthering Heights' Movie: Outstanding Merle Oberon & Overwrought Laurence Olivier

'Wuthering Heights' with Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier as star-crossed lovers Cathy Earnshaw and Heathcliff: Independent mogul Samuel Goldwyn's favorite among his movies. 'Wuthering Heights': 'Hollywood's Greatest Year' continues with Samuel Goldwyn's favorite among his films The 1939 Best Picture Oscar nominee Wuthering Heights – directed by William Wyler, and […]


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'Wuthering Heights' Movie: Outstanding Merle Oberon & Overwrought Laurence Olivier



Douglas Fairbanks: The First King of Hollywood

Douglas Fairbanks in Wild and Woolly (top) and Don Q. Son of Zorro (bottom). Below right, Fairbanks can be seen in The Matrimaniac. The exhibition “Douglas Fairbanks: The First King of Hollywood” will premiere on Saturday, January 24, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Fourth Floor Gallery […]


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Douglas Fairbanks: The First King of Hollywood



'Valkyrie': Tom Cruise Film Receives 'Muted Praise' in Germany + Gay Slamdance Entries & Dubai Winners

Valkyrie film with Tom Cruise as Count Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg, the man who wanted to kill Adolf Hitler. The failed plot to assassinate the German Führer led to von Stauffenberg's execution at age 36 in July 1944, less than a year before the end of World War II in […]


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'Valkyrie': Tom Cruise Film Receives 'Muted Praise' in Germany + Gay Slamdance Entries & Dubai Winners



'Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World' Academy Screening

Peter Weir's 2003 Best Picture nominee Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is the next entry in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Great To Be Nominated” series. The adventure drama will be screened on Monday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel […]


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'Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World' Academy Screening



'Ben-Hur' Movie Review: Ramon Novarro

  Although I am not a fan of action-adventure pictures, the 1925 version of Ben-Hur (a.k.a. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ) is an exception because it stars Ramon Novarro in the title role. As a plus, Horace Jackson's art direction and Edwin B. Willis' sets are superb. In the […]


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'Ben-Hur' Movie Review: Ramon Novarro



Errol Flynn 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' Screening

A Warner Bros. digital restoration of the 1938 rousing adventure classic The Adventures of Robin Hood will be screened on Sunday, June 1, 2008, at 7 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. The program will also feature a behind-the-scenes look at […]


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Errol Flynn 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' Screening



'Woyzeck': Werner Herzog 'Lesser' Effort Superior to 'Hollywood Masterpieces'

Woyzeck with Klaus Kinski. Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski collaborated on five features: Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), Woyzeck (1979), Fitzcarraldo (1982), and Cobra Verde (1987). In all five films Kinski played the titular character – a multinational group consisting of the following backgrounds: Spanish, […]


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'Woyzeck': Werner Herzog 'Lesser' Effort Superior to 'Hollywood Masterpieces'



'Arn: The Knight Templar' Budgetary Controversy

'Arn: The Knight Templar' series and two-part feature face budgetary woes (image: Joakim Nätterqvist in 'Arn: The Knight Templar') The Knight Templars are at it again. First, the brouhaha was about heresy (remember that Ron Howard's The Da Vinci Code was banned in several countries); now it's about the more […]


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'Arn: The Knight Templar' Budgetary Controversy



Milos Forman + Tom Hulce & F. Murray Abraham: 'Amadeus' Movie Screening

Milos Forman's sumptuous 1984 Oscar-winning drama Amadeus will be screened as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Monday Nights with Oscar” series on July 16, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater in New York City. Following the screening, Forman, actors F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce […]


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Milos Forman + Tom Hulce & F. Murray Abraham: 'Amadeus' Movie Screening



'A Room with a View': Great To Be Nominated

The 1986 Best Picture nominee A Room with a View – my personal favorite among the James Ivory-Ismail Merchant productions – will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences “Great To Be Nominated” series. The screening will take place on Monday, July […]


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'A Room with a View': Great To Be Nominated



'300' Movie Review: Gerard Butler

300 may not be the most sophisticated war epic to hit the big screen, but with its series of mesmerizing tableaux and extreme graphic violence the film unquestionably succeeds in dazzling its audience. In other words: Watching 300 is like watching a video game that plays itself. Set in 480 […]


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'300' Movie Review: Gerard Butler



'Perfume' Premiere in Germany

Via The Guardian: The film version of Patrick Süskind's best-selling novel Das Parfum - Die Geschichte eines Mörders / Perfume, the tale of a twisted 18th-century Frenchman with no body odor but ironically gifted with a freakish olfactory sense, had its world premiere last night, Sept. 7, in Munich. Directed […]


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'Perfume' Premiere in Germany



'A Room with a View' Academy Screening: James Ivory Romance Classic

Possibly James Ivory's best film, A Room with a View boasts excellent production values, a literate screenplay (Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, from E.M. Forster's novel), several first-rate supporting performances (Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, and, surprisingly, Daniel Day-Lewis), and a dreamlike atmosphere of romance. The film's only drawback is the casting of […]


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'A Room with a View' Academy Screening: James Ivory Romance Classic



Elizabeth Taylor 'Cleopatra' Movie Screening

It's really not as bad as it's cracked up to be… Press Release: Beverly Hills, CA – The 1963 Best Picture nominee Cleopatra will be screened, in a newly restored 70mm print, as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Great To Be Nominated" series. […]


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Elizabeth Taylor 'Cleopatra' Movie Screening



Joan Collins Quotes + Lauren Bacall vs. 'Movie Legend' Nicole Kidman & Greek Attorneys vs. Gay Alexander the Great

Joan Collins in Dynasty. Joan Collins quotes have been media fodder for decades, as the British actress has been around since the early 1950s. Half a century after Decameron Nights, The Slasher, and Our Girl Friday, Collins continues to be quoted, this time after weighing in on the multifaceted controversy […]


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Joan Collins Quotes + Lauren Bacall vs. 'Movie Legend' Nicole Kidman & Greek Attorneys vs. Gay Alexander the Great



Alexander the Great Movie: 'Gay Hero' (?) Colin Farrell Fizzles in Oliver Stone's Muddled Historical Epic

Alexander the Great movie: “Gay” Colin Farrell. Whether because of his character's wavy, blond hairdo or its haphazard, wishy-washy construction – gay? bi? bored? – Irish actor Colin Farrell looks visibly uncomfortable as Oliver Stone's fetishized version of the Macedonian prince who created the first “Western” (i.e., European-originated) empire in […]


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Alexander the Great Movie: 'Gay Hero' (?) Colin Farrell Fizzles in Oliver Stone's Muddled Historical Epic



'Stage Beauty' Movie Review: Billy Crudup Gender Confusion

'Stage Beauty': Billy Crudup in female drag. 'Stage Beauty' movie review: Gender-bending play gets disappointing film version Despite elements in common with A Star Is Born, All About Eve, Farewell My Concubine, and the several versions of Victor Victoria, the movie Stage Beauty – based on the play Compleat Female […]


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'Stage Beauty' Movie Review: Billy Crudup Gender Confusion



Bruno Ganz Hitler in 'Downfall': Should Real-Life Monster Be Portrayed as Movie Monster?

Bruno Ganz as Adolf Hitler in 'Downfall': Humanizing Der Führer? Bruno Ganz Hitler movie: 'Downfall' humanizes Der Führer? Adolf Hitler, one of history's most hated monsters, has undergone a humanizing makeover in the German film Downfall / Der Untergang: Hitler und das Ende des 3. Reiches, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel […]


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Bruno Ganz Hitler in 'Downfall': Should Real-Life Monster Be Portrayed as Movie Monster?



'The Passion of the Christ' DVD: Mel Gibson R-Rated Bestseller + Naked Men & Oscar Wilde in Toronto

'The Passion of the Christ': Jim Caviezel as Jesus. 'The Passion of the Christ' DVD: Mel Gibson movie is an R-rated hit in North America With the not inconsiderable assistance from Christian churches and organizations across the United States, The Passion of the Christ DVD – rated R – has […]


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'The Passion of the Christ' DVD: Mel Gibson R-Rated Bestseller + Naked Men & Oscar Wilde in Toronto