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DVDs: The Rise and Rise of Indian Director Satyajit Ray

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.25.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Ray is a giant of cinema, acclaimed throughout the world even 21 years after his death but his movies simply haven't been seen much and rarely in the great prints they deserve.

The More They Rehearse, the Better They Fall

George Heymont | Posted 10.08.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Most creative talents have a professional bag of tricks they like to employ in the course of creating art. From alliteration to asymmetry, from pointilism to pizzicato, these gimmicks help startle an audience and add to an artist's personal style.

The Silents Are Deafening

George Heymont | Posted 09.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

The parade of film festivals through San Francisco's arts calender offers a constant source of entertainment. But if I had to choose one, my favorite would undoubtedly be the San Francisco Silent Film Festival.

A Tale of Two Festivals: The Kansas Silent Film Festival and The True/False Documentary Film Festival

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Dan Lybarger

One of the great things about being a film geek in Kansas City is that we are in throwing distance of a pair of two wonderful festivals that celebrate terrific movies from the past and first-rate documentaries.

Should Rock Musicians Accompany Silent Films?

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

The bottom line is that if the music commissioned for a silent film does nothing to support the work being shown on screen, then a genuine effort should be made to hire more talented composers.