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This month, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's film series "The Naked City: New York Noir and Neorealism" is highlighting the infusion of street photog ... More >>
There's something startlingly noncommittal about many of the initial reviews of The Master that leaked out following the impromptu screenings writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson organized in 70mm-equipped houses across the country, and later in response to the film's official bow at the Venice Film ... More >>
Selma Blair and Jordan Gelber in Dark Horse
"We're Jews, and Jews we shall always be."
So a main character warns of the us-vs-them difference that would define the first half of the 20th century, in A Dangerous Method, David Cronenberg's period piece triangulating the Oedipal relationship b ... More >>
â€‹A funny thing happened on my way to this year's Toronto International Film Festival: I detoured through Venice, where the world's oldest film festival, the Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica di Venezia, had invited me to serve on the jury for its inaugural Persol 3D award. The competiti ... More >>
Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler won't screen publicly here in Toronto until Sunday evening, and won't be shown to the press until Monday afternoon. (In its latest concession to Hollywood, the festival has this year decided to hold press screenings for many high-profile movies only after those films' ... More >>
There is a famous story about actor-director Erich von Stroheim that goes something like this: Cast as Rommel in Billy Wilder's 1943 Five Graves to Cairo, Stroheim was given a prop Leica camera as part of the character's wardrobe and proceeded to demand that the camera have film in it. When Wilder a ... More >>