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Big Deal on Madonna Street

Francis Levy | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958), which was recently revived as part of the Mario Monicelli series at Film Forum is literally Roman comedy.

The Cannes Diaries: Only a Few Hours Till D-Day

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

It feels as if everything has taken on a weird otherworldly dimension in Cannes, as if time stood still until the opening night film Grace of Monaco will kick off the 67th edition of the festival, later tonight.

The Great Beauty

Francis Levy | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

The imagery of Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty is almost as old as his lead character who has just turned 65. Jeb Gambardella (Toni Servillo) is ...

'The Shawati' Interviews': Emirati Filmmaker Khalid Al Mahmood

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Cinema in the Gulf, the Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and all the surrounding countries that make up this region, is here to stay. But more importantly, it's here to develop, mature, expand and one day, overtake all other world industries.

Catherine Deneuve at 70 -- Still as Cool as They Come

John Farr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

Sure, I'm tough on movies, but sometimes I'm just another gushing, adoring fan. Such is the case with actress Catherine Deneuve, the stunning French actress who turns 70 today. Why do I love her so? Let me count the ways.

Movie review: To Rome With Love

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.21.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Woody Allen's To Rome With Love is a valentine to that city, rendered through a series of semi-connected stories set in the Italian hub. It's light and frothy, mixing silliness, romance, magic realism and absurdity.

Oscar Winner for The Artist, Producer Thomas Langmann: Where Did He Come From?

Carole Mallory | Posted 04.28.2012 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

What this whole crowd had in common was relentlessness and an unwillingness to give up despite tragedy. During my St. Tropez days Thomas Langmann was an infant, but he was raised with this mad hatter kind of joie de vivre which carried him.

25 Foreign Films Even Subtitle Haters Should See

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Reading subtitles is a lot like riding a bicycle. Practice not only makes perfect, soon enough it's second nature so you don't even notice you're doing it. This particularly holds true when you're watching something great.

The Heist Picture

John Farr | Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Great heist movies work by tying us to the unfortunate characters who populate them, and investing us in the outcome of their attempts to reach the same pot of gold so many of us chase.

Beauty With Substance: The Best Catherine Deneuve Movies By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Now a vigorous 66, Catherine Deneuve remains as busy as ever. While awaiting her next release, why not re-visit some of the seminal titles that made her France's "grande dame" of film.

The Best City Movies by Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

For those of you who love cities, movies, and by extension, cities in movies, here's a batch of capital DVD titles, and the capitals that inspired them.