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At the Intersection of Abbey Road and Tin Pan Alley

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

The mission impossible: write a brilliant lyric, and write it yesterday. Carl chose to accept it.

Why Leonardo DiCaprio Deserves the Oscar: It's About Time, Don't You Think?

Michael Russnow | Posted 04.19.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

For all these reasons, and not just one, I'm going against the grain of what appears to be the general consensus and strongly suggest that Leonardo DiCaprio deserves the Oscar this year for The Wolf of Wall Street, even more than favorite Matthew McConaughey.

Of Phil Spector, Marshmallows and Ebb Tides

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

During the early 1960s, my father, songwriter Carl Sigman, and many of his "Great American Songbook" contemporaries watched in horror as airwaves and ...

Why Seth MacFarlane's John Wilkes Booth Joke Didn't Work For Most: Bob Newhart Got it Right When Less Than 100 Years Had Passed

Michael Russnow | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Here are two punch lines that remind us of Lincoln's death. One worked for most, the other only for a minority. It had nothing to do with sensitivity about Lincoln's passing, rather it was the approach.

Powell/Pressburger 1943 Classic Conjures Deborah Kerr's Early Artistry And Winston Churchill's Wrath

Penelope Andrew | Posted 01.16.2012 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Among its many virtues, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) is a rare, dreamy, Technicolor depiction of London during the blitz.

Some Memories of Hollywood Great Hal Kanter

Michael Russnow | Posted 01.08.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The great writer/director/bon vivant wit Hal Kanter died on Sunday at the ripe old age of 92. And it got me to remembering, and I decided to share the thoughts with you.

Getting Religion: The Ten Best Films on Faith

John Farr | Posted 05.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

In the final analysis, religion is what we humans have made of it, good and bad. Perhaps that's what makes it such a fascinating subject for film. Here then are my candidates for the top ten films dealing with faith and spirituality.

First Choice for Lolita, Hayley Mills, Attends Rare Screening of Whistle Down the Wind in Hollywood, Cult Classic Comes to BAM

Penelope Andrew | Posted 08.21.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Film buffs who missed the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival's rare screening and discussion of director Bryan Forbes' (The L-Shaped Room) first...

I Can Die Now, I've Met Betty White: National Treasure Stars in Hallmark Hall of Fame

Michael Russnow | Posted 09.12.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

As I was leaving the Hallmark Hall of Fame reception at 20th Century Fox' commissary, a studio guard wished me a good night to which I replied, "I can die now, I've met Betty White."

Bisset, De Havilland & Kerr Feted by French Legion & BFI/TCM Festival to Open With Caron Classic

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

As late summer transformed into autumn, milestones in classic film, which focused primarily on iconic leading ladies, dominated the news and will be r...

Honorary Academy Awards: Memo to Tom Sherak, the Separate Ceremony Is a Travesty!

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The Motion Picture Academy does an injustice, not only to the recipients but to their fans, by continuing its new policy of presenting honorary Oscars at a special function in November instead of the ceremony next February.

The Oscars a Mixed Bag: Kudos for Bringing Back And the Winner Is

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The 82nd Academy Awards on ABC was a mixed bag. It was a tepid start, but eventually picked up steam heading for the finish line.

Culture Zohn: Bonjour Tristesse, Classic Film About Daughter-Father Bond, Still Sensational

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2010-04-16-dakissBonjourTristesseST08_x12.jpg This is the story behind the tale of a daughter (Jean Seberg) desperate to keep her father (David Niven) for herself.

Remembering Jennifer Jones and A Perfect Afternoon at the Movies

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Jennifer Jones always defied easy analysis, so much the better for us to simply surrender to her films themselves.

Jacqueline Bisset, Actress with Legendary Film Pedigree, Stars in Death in Love Filmed, Set & Opening in NYC

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Penelope Andrew

The film is set in New York City in the 1990s. Yakin, a native New Yorker, shot the film in 25 days and financed it himself.

Tea and Sympathy's Robert Anderson Was a Class Act: The Great Playwright Lured Deborah Kerr to Broadway

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Tea and Sympathy will be remembered eternally for its final line, "Years from now when you talk about this -- and you will -- be kind" -- one of the tenderest moments in Broadway history.

Deborah Kerr Rhymes With Star, and What a Star She Was: She Deserves to Be Remembered, Too

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Though Kerr was 86 and had been out of the public eye for a number of years, her film and stage career, spanning four and a half decades, had secured her legendary status in motion picture history.

Revolutionary Road's Not So Revolutionary: But Thanks to Leo and Kate, It's Worth the Watch

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Revolutionary Road plods ever forward to the final fade out, but it still encompasses some wonderful moments and makes us look forward to the next pairing of Leo and Kate.

Remembering Artists And Entertainers Who Died In 2007

AP | Polly Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

World War II service shaped the lives and careers of authors Norman Mailer and Kurt Vonnegut, and in turn their works were profoundly influential in t...

Deborah Kerr Passes Away At Age 86

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

British actress Deborah Kerr, who shared one of cinema's most famous kisses with Burt Lancaster in "From Here to Eternity," has died, her agent said T...