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  • 'My Dog Tulip' explores a canine-human connection

    'My Dog Tulip' explores a canine-human connection
    The new animated film "My Dog Tulip," based on British writer J.R. Ackerley's 1956 memoir by the same name, seems like a loving homage to the bond between man and dog. So it's surprising to hear filmmakers Paul and Sandra Fierlinger say they hope their movie punctures the illusions of any would-be dog owners who might misunderstand the power dynamics in canine relationships.
  • Ken Russell dies at 84; director of 'Tommy,' 'Lisztomania'

    Ken Russell dies at 84; director of 'Tommy,' 'Lisztomania'
    Ken Russell, the often controversial British director known for his flamboyant visual style in films such as "The Devils," "Altered States" and the Who's rock opera "Tommy," has died. He was 84. Russell, who lived in Lymington in southern England, died...

    PASSINGS: Michael Cacoyannis, Linda Christian

    PASSINGS: Michael Cacoyannis, Linda Christian
    Michael Cacoyannis Filmmaker directed 'Zorba the Greek' Michael Cacoyannis, 89, the Cyprus-born filmmaker and screenwriter who directed the 1964 film classic "Zorba the Greek," starring Anthony Quinn, died Monday at an Athens hospital of complications...

    Clive Donner dies at 84; part of the British new wave of directors in the 1960s

    Clive Donner dies at 84; part of the British new wave of directors in the 1960s
    Clive Donner, who was part of the British new wave of directors in the 1960s with films such as "What's New Pussycat?" and "Nothing But the Best," has died. He was 84. Donner, who had Alzheimer's disease, died Tuesday in London, according to British news...

    Arthur Penn's Broadway legacy

     
    Arthur Penn, who died this week at age 88, will always be remembered for his film work, especially for directing the groundbreaking "Bonnie and Clyde." But Penn belonged to that increasingly rare breed of directors who felt at home on...