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The Istanbul Film Festival: From Spike Lee's Doc on Michael Jackson to a Tribute to Otto Preminger

Karin Badt | Posted 04.25.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The delight of the Istanbul Film Festival is to get a glimpse of the Turkish films one can't see so easily elsewhere, and to go from theater to theate...

John Ford's Greatest Film at 70 (plus In Harm's Way at 50)

William Bradley | Posted 12.31.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

It was 70 years ago this holiday season that the film I think is legendary director John Ford's greatest -- greater even than The Grapes of Wrath or The Searchers -- was released to an American public just a few months removed from the largest war in world history.

Amy Dunne and the Two Lauras: A Consideration of Gone Girl

Jon Eig | Posted 12.06.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Most of the supporting roles were quite good. I especially liked the casting of Tyler Perry as the celebrity defense attorney. The movie suggests that everything in our modern world -- from the news to the law to the identity of your spouse -- is one big show.

Film Noir, at Its Noirest

John Farr | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

There are plenty of films out there that make us hopeful about life and living. Film noir is a guilty pleasure where we witness the denizens of society's bottom rungs stamping on each other's feet for a higher, safer position.

Remembering Jean Simmons

Sam Wasson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sam Wasson

Remembering Jean Simmons, who died Friday, January 22, of lung cancer at 80, the first thing I thought of is her performance in Angel Face.

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?

Autumn in New York, Cinema Style

Cathy Whitlock | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Cathy Whitlock

Cinema has provided a glamorous, coveted and implausible world filled with trendsetting decor and wraparound terraces against a seemingly endless Manhattan skyline -- all built on a soundstage.