Phantom Thread: Biggest Surprise of 2018 Oscar Nominations

The talented director, Paul Thomas Anderson, likes to take his time.  At 47, with a screen career spanning 22 years, he has made only 8 features. I have been a fan of the film, ever since I saw its first press screening, shown to the Hollywood Foreign Press, in late November. Barry Jenkins, Oscar winner […]

Malone, Dorothy: Oscar Winner (Written on the Wind) Died at 92

Dorothy Malone, the beautiful and accomplished star of both the big and small screen, and the winner of the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Written on the Wind, died on Friday morning in Dallas of natural causes. She was 92.

Monicelli, Mario: Tribute to Seminal Italian Director at Vienna Film Museum

Director Mario Monicelli was an exceptional figure of Italian cinema: a progressive thinker whose work provided critical, and often satirical commentary on Italian politics and history for more than half a century.

Weber, Lois: Silent Films Restored and Available on DVD

Movie lovers rejoice. Films by pioneer filmmaker Lois Weber, one of the most innovative and prolific directors of the silent era, not to mention tat she was a woman, have been restored and become available on DVD.

Clooney, George: AFI Life Achievement Award 2018

George Clooney is the recipient of the 46th AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film.