I Am Cuba (1964): Kalatozov’s Visually Dazzling Political Feature

Mikhail Kalatozov directed I Am Cuba, a visually dazzling, explicitly political movie, which was an international co-production of the Soviet Union and Cuba.

Superman: Christopher Dennis, Hollywood Boulevard’s Superman, Dies

Christopher Dennis, known for performing as Superman on Hollywood Boulevard, died Saturday in the San Fernando Valley at the age of 52.

Oscar Artists: Zsigmond, Vilmos–

He won the 1977 Best Cinematography Oscar for Close Encounters of the Third Kind, as well as the BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography for The Deer Hunter.

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (BBC) – Trailer

Staring Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall and Robert Carlyle. The mini-series will air on BBC.

Pick of the Week

Oscar 2020: Academy Disqualifies Joy, Austria’s Entry for Best International Feature Oscar

Two recent scandals in the newly named Best International Film Oscar. Last month, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) stirred controversy when it disqualified Lionheart, Nigeria’s entry for best international feature Oscar consideration, because its dialogue is predominantly in English. And today, the Hollywood Reporter notes that Austria’s entry, Joy, has been […]

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Schindler’s List: Producer Branko Lustig, Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 87

Holocaust survivor and Oscar winner Branko Lustig, who won the Best Picture Oscars for Schindler’s List and Gladiator, has died at his home in Croatia. He was 87.

Reviews

Bonne Femmes, Les (1960): Chabrol’s Chillingly Dark Study of Four Parisian Women

One of Claude Chabrol’s best films, Les Bonnes Femmes, was a quintessential work of the French New Wave, fluently shot yet experimenting in its tonal mixture of melodrama, absurd comedy, and ultimately tragedy.

Tall Target, The (1951): Anthony Mann’s Historical Thriller, Starring Dick Powell

Anthony Mann The Tall Target, an historical thriller, starring Dick Powell and Adolphe Menjou, based on the alleged Baltimore Plot.

I Am Cuba (1964): Kalatozov’s Visually Dazzling Political Feature

Mikhail Kalatozov directed I Am Cuba, a visually dazzling, explicitly political movie, which was an international co-production of the Soviet Union and Cuba.

Golden Arrow, The (1936): Alfred Green’s Comedy, Starring Bette Davis and George Brent

Alfred E. Green directed The Golden Arrow, a minor, fluffy comedy starring Bette Davis and George Brent.