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The Range Wolf Is Andrew J. Fenady's Fresh Take on the Classic Jack London The Sea Wolf Saga

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

In Fenady's richly updated story, their paths cross during a stagecoach hold-up and then merge on a brutal cattle drive to Kansas, where you either "change" or "die.

Barbara Stanwyck in No Man of Her Own and Ball of Fire

Francis Levy | Posted 02.16.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Cornell Woolrich, of Rear Window fame, wrote a novel called Fright in which a marriage is cursed by a crime. No Man of Her Own (1950), the Mitchell Le...

Interview: Terence Stamp and Unfinished Song

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.20.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

At 74, his eyes are still exceptionally blue and a little bit mischievous. He sits calmly, listens to a question about how often he is offered roles like the one he plays in Unfinished Song, and smiles.

11 Essential New York City Movies

John Farr | Posted 07.26.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

It's a point of pride that no other city has so many good movies set in it as New York. Even a cursory Google search yields literally hundreds of titles shot here.

Marlo Thomas's Beverly Hills

Love Letters | Posted 07.09.2012 | Travel
Love Letters

Some houses had glamour, some had laughs, some had secrets and some had the worst of it. That was my neighborhood.

When Comedy Was Clean and Comediennes Were King

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

For those wanting a respite from today's low, "in-your-face" brand of comedy, here are a few tried-and-true classics featuring these top screen comediennes. These special ladies made us laugh -- and feel smart -- at the same time.

Is That All There Is? Rugged Indvidualism

Dimitri Hamlin | Posted 05.14.2012 | Religion
Dimitri Hamlin

It's a good thing that, when push comes to shove, we're really not rugged individualists. I'm thinking that it's almost time for us to accept who we are.

Silent Films Are All the Rage... Again

Jay Weston | Posted 03.19.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Wings, the first Oscar best-picture winner (and only silent film winner), was the Star Wars or Avatar of its day.

Maria Cooper Janis

Howard Kissel | Posted 03.14.2012 | Arts
Howard Kissel

A dozen years ago Maria wrote about her father in Gary Cooper Off Camera: A Daughter Remembers. The book had extensive photographs of the Coopers' private life. She keeps the voluminous photographs her mother saved in huge portfolios under a plush sofa in the living room.

It Takes Three: Design for Living

Kim Morgan | Posted 02.07.2012 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

A "gentleman's agree­ment" is not so easy -- not when it comes to Miriam Hopkins, Gary Cooper and Fredric March. Criterion has released the g...

Gary Cooper: A Father, a Man, an American

Maria Cooper Janis | Posted 07.13.2011 | Entertainment
Maria Cooper Janis

The world of today, saturated with fears of international terrorism, global ecological crises, and a glut of hardwired broadband information networks that weave connections across the entire planet is a far cry from the world that Gary Cooper left when he died on May 13th 1961.

Christian Bale: So Many Good Parts, but Is There a Part Missing?

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Christian Bale strikes me as a complete enigma. Yes, his acting chops are prodigious, but he seems to me to be all technique and no heart; we get buckets of perfectly formed ice, but very little fire.

The Best Celebrity Real Estate Of The Year

Curbed LA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Celebrities' houses are just like the plebs': some are awesome, others are ridiculous, and almost all sold below asking in 2010, if at all. From Tom H...

The Remarkable Life and Career of Patricia Neal

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

What sets artists apart from stars and competent actors is originality and authenticity. Patricia Neal had these and other rare qualities in spades.

Movie Review: Middle Men

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Middle Men" wants to be Boogie Nights for the Internet. Two crucial problems: Writer-director George Gallo isn't nearly the storyteller that Paul Thomas Anderson is. And this film stars Luke Wilson.

For July 4th, a Dozen Movies That Scream "America!"

John Farr | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

As we head into the Independence Day weekend, I wanted to suggest some classic titles scattered over the decades that each in their way evoke our country's unique character.

To Martin Scorsese, the Criterion Collection, and Anyone Else Who'll Listen: More Public Domain Classics Worth Saving

John Farr | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

It's not enough to revere the best of our film heritage -- we must work to protect and preserve it. With that in mind, I've compiled a short list of public domain titles that I'd like to see brought back to their original glory.

Glee's Message of Tolerance is Laudable: But it Works Both Ways

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Now back from my 5-week trip mostly abroad, I've been catching up and just watched "Theatricality," the latest episode of Glee on Fox. I'm a huge fan...

A Seven-Step Program to Return America to a Quieter, Less Muscular, Patriotism

William J. Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William J. Astore

While ending the steroid era in baseball proved reasonably straightforward once the will to act was present, we as a country have yet to face, no less curtail, our ongoing steroidal celebrations of pumped-up patriotism.

For Independence Day, Ten Movies That Scream America

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

As we head into Independence Day weekend, for those who'd like to move beyond the evergreen "Yankee Doodle Dandy", I want to suggest some classic titles that evoke our country's unique character.

The Insanity of Ayn Rand: The Fountain-Brain-Dead.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

This movie is pro-selfishness and egoism (which is just egotism misspelled), and anti-altruism. It preaches, at length and in a superior tone, that Altruism is Bad. And it means it.

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.

Why John Wayne Still Ranks Among Today's Most Popular Stars

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Wayne's persona -- its bigness, roughness, but also its decency -- literally came to define our heritage. And to a surprising degree, it still does.

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.

For The Holidays, The Best Family-Friendly Movies By Farr-Part 1

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Regardless of one's faith, at its core the holidays involve gatherings of extended family spanning all life-stages, so it makes sense to lay in a store of films that all generations can watch and enjoy together.