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The Michael Madsen You've Never Met

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Entertainment
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Who is Michael Madsen? The badass in Reservoir Dogs, Donnie Brasco, or Kill Bill? Let me tell you about the Michael Madsen I spoke with -- a man who is more than the sum of the parts we see him portray on the screen.

Is This the Most Important Photograph of the 20th Century?

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.24.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

At the time of William Eggleston's exhibition, color was shunned in serious photography circles. Until then photographers used color only for advertising and journalism, and it was widely despised by the mainstream art world of the time.

Silent Noir, Holy Noir

George Heymont | Posted 09.15.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

The 2014 San Francisco Silent Film Festival has finished and some moments of reflection are in order. In recent years, the musical elements of the festival have become almost as important as the films being screened.

Hitchcock at the Hollywood Bowl

Patricia Rust | Posted 09.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Patricia Rust

Imagine the eek, eek, and eek, of Psycho on the giant screens with live music under the stars in the Hollywood Hills.

19 Rare Hitchcock Movies You Should Know About

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment

Legendary film filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock was born 115 years ago, on Aug. 13, 1899. The Master of Suspense died in 1980, but he left behind an outstan...

New Cold War on the UN Stage and Closing Curtain on 'We the People'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The UN is as much stage as platform for diplomatic exchange, and the Kremlin is no longer so keen on keeping the curtain up.

10 Things You Might Not Know About Cindy Sherman: Looking at One Untitled Film Still

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

I was wondering recently what might be gleaned from them if they were considered individually. This is the reality of how they're most often exhibited and reproduced now anyways.

Cinematic Ukraine: Getting Ready for the 5th Odessa International Film Festival

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.06.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

There is no better time for a film festival in Ukraine, even if it would appear to be during such a volatile moment in the country's history.

Bits, Pieces and MacGuffins -- The Making of a Thriller, Part I

Bill DeSmedt | Posted 07.29.2014 | Books
Bill DeSmedt

Nowadays, we have come to expect thrillers where we do care about the device that drives the plot -- not least because said device represents a credible threat to our nation, our way of life, or, best of all, our whole world.

Stage Door: The Lovesong of Alfred J. Hitchcock

Fern Siegel | Posted 07.16.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

A genius at visual literacy, the Hitchcock we meet in The Lovesong of Alfred J. Hitchcock, now at 59E59 Theaters, is tormented by dark fantasies and plagued by obesity. It may be overly reductive to assign cause and effect in life to art, though artistic obsessions do draw, sometimes significantly, on personal experiences.

The Most Dangerous Game: Christopher Yates' Black Chalk

Jaime Lubin | Posted 07.09.2014 | Books
Jaime Lubin

"Never trust the artist, trust the tale." Christopher Yates invokes the famous D.H. Lawrence quote that functions as an epigraph to Black Chalk, Yates' darkly psychological debut thriller.

Sometimes a Hitchcock Is Just a Hitchcock: The Lovesong of Alfred J. Hitchcock at 59E59 Theaters

Bess Rowen | Posted 07.08.2014 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Sitting in the theatre is actually a sort of trivia game for super-fans, as trying to catch the allusions and jokes in the script is a great deal of fun. If you know nothing about Hitch, I think you can still have a fun time, though prior knowledge is definitely to your benefit here.

Montreal Journal: Sex D"Or

Francis Levy | Posted 05.21.2014 | Travel
Francis Levy

Alfred Hitchcock set I Confess starring Montgomery Clift as the priest, in the capital of the province of Quebec, Quebec City, but the setting could ...

Rear Window

Francis Levy | Posted 05.11.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Should artists be called on to solve murders? In the classic romantic conception, the artist is an outsider, a wounded soul whose recompense is the p...

Strangers on a Train

Francis Levy | Posted 05.04.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Coleridge famously scribbled "the motive-hunting ofmotiveless Malignity" about Othello in his copy of Shakespeare's works. Bruno Anthony (Robert Walke...

North By Northwest

Francis Levy | Posted 04.26.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Can the scene where Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) and Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) descend Mount Rushmore in North by Northwest, which was recently r...

Birds of Prey Versus Birds of Pray

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 03.29.2014 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

If you think Kardashian media coverage has reached critical mass and will end, think again. If you think the U.S. congress's public opinion polls coul...

The 39 Steps, The Norris Center for the Performing Arts, Rolling Hills Estates

James Scarborough | Posted 03.28.2014 | Arts
James Scarborough

Directed by Ken Parks for the Norris Center for the Performing Arts, The 39 Steps adapted by Patrick Barlow and based on the novel by John Buchan and the eponymous movie by Alfred Hitchcock, presents an incredibly staged story of love and espionage.

The Way We Are: A Conversation with Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Chatting with Artifact's Jared Leto, and an Angels Sing Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.22.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

When did Alan and Marilyn Bergman become such an establishment in the world of music? Find out here.

Oscar Winner Joan Fontaine Dies

AP | BOB THOMAS and HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 12.16.2013 | Celebrity

CARMEL, Calif. (AP) — Academy Award-winning actress Joan Fontaine, who found stardom playing naive wives in Alfred Hitchcock's "Suspicion" and "Rebe...

The Bitter Tea of General Yen Inaugurates Stanwyck Retrospective at Film Forum

Francis Levy | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Is all romance a Shavian phenomenon? It's interesting that Shaw never consummated his marriage since he seems to know so much about the mysterious co...

Will Forte Can't Believe He's in Nebraska

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Will Forte didn't worry about getting the role in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" because he assumed he didn't have a chance.

Your Cheatin' Heart

George Heymont | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Some men are luckier in life than in love. Whether they become top athletes, matinee idols, or wartime heroes, their trust in the goodness of people makes them loyal to a fault.

First Nighter: In London With "Strangers on a Train," "Arturo Ui," "Barking in Essex"

David Finkle | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

London--Perhaps it has everything to do with what you choose to see, but right now in London there's a strong sense of déjà vu--a sizable helping of...

William Devane Respects the Text

Alex Simon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Few actors ruled the big and small screen with such vigor during the 1970s as William Devane. Using his classically handsome Irish features to embody parts best described as "Ivy League menace," Devane hasn't stopped working since making his film debut in 1967.