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On His Birthday, Giving Thanks for Hanks

John Farr | Posted 09.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

When his many legions of fans consider his success, I'm certain there's a consistent thought running through their heads: it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. Happy Birthday, Tom. Now, here's my personal Hanks list.

WATCH: The 8 Best Films You've NEVER Seen

Posted 06.28.2013 | Books

The following is excerpted with permission from The Best Film You’ve Never Seen, published by Chicago Review Press, June 2013. In his new book The B...

11 Essential New York City Movies

John Farr | Posted 07.26.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

It's a point of pride that no other city has so many good movies set in it as New York. Even a cursory Google search yields literally hundreds of titles shot here.

Dressing Up: The 10 Best Period Costume Movies

John Farr | Posted 06.21.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I started thinking about the key role costume design plays in making a classic period film work. My top 10 picks stand as great films on their own, but in each case, the stunning costume work really adds to the impact.

For Spring, the 10 Best Road Movies Ever

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Going all the way back to Homer's Odyssey, some of our finest stories take place on voyages or quests of some kind, where our hero (or heroine) not only experiences new sights and adventures, but also some transformation in thinking, circumstance, or attitude as a result. The road movie is the cinematic equivalent.

Just HOW Much Is 'The Big Chill' House Selling For?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.17.2013 | Fifty

Hands down, the coming-of-age "reality" film for baby boomers was the 1983 movie, "The Big Chill," the story of seven former college friends gathered ...

For St. Patrick's Day, the Best Drinking Movies Ever Made

John Farr | Posted 05.16.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I love St. Patrick's Day. It's so inclusive. By that I mean that though it's a bona fide religious holiday, you don't need to be particularly pious to enjoy it. Wishing everyone a safe and (reasonably) responsible holiday, I present my own candidates for the top drinking movies of all time.

The Greatest Screenplay Never Made

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 03.18.2013 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

Harrow Alley is a stunning screenplay. Brilliantly crafted, dramatic, funny, heartbreaking, romantic and inspiring. It was written in 1970 by Walter Brown Newman, one of the great, unknown screenwriters.

Have You Seen Django Yet?

Hermene Hartman | Posted 03.16.2013 | Entertainment
Hermene Hartman

Django Unchained, the new movie by Quentin Tarantino is playing to mixed reviews. Whites will view and review this movie one-way, and blacks will view...

The Best Movie Of 2012

AP | Posted 03.08.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — The National Society of Film Critics selected "Amour" as the best picture of 2012 during its annual meeting Saturday. The critics ch...

What Are Some of the Most Disappointing Endings in Movie History?

Quora | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Mark Hughes, screenwriter and Forbes blogger I'm going to answer by interpreting the qu...

WATCH: Top 250 Movies In Less Than 3 Minutes

Posted 11.02.2012 | Entertainment

Want to watch the top 250 movies of all time in less than 3 minutes? Well, you're in luck. In this amazing movie mashup, YouTube user Jonathan Keog...

Mighty Movie's Temple of Bad: Invisible Invaders

Dan Persons | Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This is an episode of Temple of Bad that includes several firsts. It's our first discussion of a black-and-white film. It's our first discussion of a film that has such a ridiculously short running time.

50 Best Movies You've Never Seen

EW.COM | Posted 07.06.2012 | Entertainment

We bet at least some of these will be new even to dedicated movie fans, and you'll be glad you found them....

7 Funniest Summer Camp Movies Ever

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.19.2012 | Comedy

As we get into the middle of June, the rise in temperatures and the last couple weeks of school only mean one thing: it's time for summer camp. Who do...

19 Best Comedy Sequels Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.12.2012 | Comedy

After taking a look at the 15 Worst Comedy Sequels Of All Time, it was only natural to put together the best comedy sequels next. These movies not onl...

In Memory of Ray Bradbury, the 10 Best Science Fiction Films

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

As Ray Bradbury understood, we humans are innately fascinated by the unknown and by what may lie in the future. With contemporary society in the state it's in, the idea of aliens, time warps and alternate realities can seem downright appealing -- a welcome escape. These ten features provide all that, and more.

Genius Uncovered: The Film Legacy of Howard Hawks

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Over a forty-plus year career, it's astonishing that this brilliant director was Oscar-nominated only once. As I've often said, sometimes the Academy gets it wrong. This was one of those times.

On His 75th Birthday, The Best Jack Nicholson Movies of All Time

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

It does not seem quite possible that Jack Nicholson could be turning 75 today. He seems ageless, particularly when you revisit his best films. And that's just what we should all do to mark the occasion.

The Best Movies Afloat by Farr

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I've always appreciated how movies set on liners recreate a bygone era when travel could be calm and civilized. The following dozen movies remain sea worthy -- cinematically speaking, of course.

OFF HOLLYWOOD: The Five Best Indie Films To See This Month

Leonard Maltin | Posted 06.06.2012 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

The cinematic pickings remain relatively slim this spring, but there are always isolated bright spots here and there. Any month when I can spotlight w...

The Ten Greatest From Great Britain

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

After screening Criterion's new DVD set, "David Lean Directs Noel Coward," I resolved to compile my own top ten, "desert island" list of British films across the decades.

Movies: The Top 100 Films of All Time and the Best of 2011

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.27.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

This year the IRAs voted on both the best films of 2011 and the best films of all time, a laborious and fun process that involved catching up with classic movies, debating and arguing them and multiple rounds of voting.

When Comedy Was Clean and Comediennes Were King

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

For those wanting a respite from today's low, "in-your-face" brand of comedy, here are a few tried-and-true classics featuring these top screen comediennes. These special ladies made us laugh -- and feel smart -- at the same time.

DVDs: Some of the Best (and Worst) Movies of the Year

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.23.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

DVD releases keep coming fast and furious, with this week's batch including some of the best movies put out in 2011... and some of the worst. Ain't that always the way?