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William Powell

The Thin Man and More: The Best William Powell Movies

John Farr | Posted 11.30.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

This actor, who'd earn screen immortality playing detective Nick Charles in 1934's The Thin Man, is someone I'd watch in most anything. What set him apart?

For St. Patrick's Day, the Best Drinking Movies Ever Made

John Farr | Posted 05.16.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I love St. Patrick's Day. It's so inclusive. By that I mean that though it's a bona fide religious holiday, you don't need to be particularly pious to enjoy it. Wishing everyone a safe and (reasonably) responsible holiday, I present my own candidates for the top drinking movies of all time.

Iconic American Tree Poised For Comeback, Gene Scientists Say

Posted 04.16.2012 | Science

By: OurAmazingPlanet Staff Published: 04/16/2012 09:23 AM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet Once plentiful, the American chestnut tree has largely disappear...

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.

Ten Films For The Coming Weeks

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Get ready, folks, for the coming blur of forced reunions, work-related functions, and cacophonous Christmas parties.

A Wistful Champagne Toast to William Powell

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

One of the finest actors and leading men from Hollywood's Golden Age, William Powell was born towards the end of this month way back in 1892. It's unlikely most people under 30 would even recognize his name, which is sad, but also easily remedied.

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.

Best Movies By Farr: When Oscar Screws Up

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

2005 -- for Best Picture, give me Capote over Crash any ol' time. Another uninspiring year, I thought.