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North by Northwest's 50th Anniversary Edition: Enduring Appeal and the Mad Men Factor

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

What can you say about a 50-year old movie? If it's by Alfred Hitchcock, and it's a classic of suspense, humor, and style, and it's influenced the best series on television, Mad Men, quite a lot.

Words From the Saint, Eva Marie

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

In her first movie, she kissed Marlon Brando. And then she won an Oscar. How many actresses get that kind of a debut? But then, how many actresses are as wonderful as Eva Marie Saint?

Ten Films For The Coming Weeks

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Get ready, folks, for the coming blur of forced reunions, work-related functions, and cacophonous Christmas parties.

Targeted Quality: The Advent Of On-Demand DVDs

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Technology will only offer more quality film choices as time goes by. The trick for savvy consumers and movie fans will be to stay informed as to what's really good..

The Dimming of Star Power in Hollywood

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Could it be that Denzel and Julia no longer merit guaranteed twenty million dollar paydays with every picture? And if so, what precisely has happened?

Silly Sarah and the Govinator: A Study in Contrast

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Giles Slade

Sarah's resignation confirms what her values actually are by defining what is most important to her. Governor Palin is going to keep as much of her newfound money as she can.

Just When Did The Quality Of Hollywood Films Start To Drop?

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

While Hollywood continues to dominate the global film market, the most original, intelligent, and enduring movies today are being made outside this country.

15 Top Movies That Should Be On DVD, But Aren't

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

I firmly believe that what we consume by way of popular entertainment helps determine the overall quality of our lives.

On His Birthday, The Best Cary Grant Movies By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

The evidence of Cary Grant's prodigious talent is always here, right in front of us, if we choose to look.

They Belong In Every Home: The Best Holiday Movies By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

As we see the rampant consumerism of recent years yield to the fundamentals of the holiday, these films best capture the essence of Christmas, year in and year out.

Obama and "The Chicago Way"

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Martin Nolan

How does Barack Obama fit into political Chicago? I found out at another convention, Boston's in 2004.