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  • Cockpit in Court's 'Sunset Boulevard' ready for its close-up

    Cockpit in Court's 'Sunset Boulevard' ready for its close-up
    Andrew Lloyd Webber's1993 Broadway musical adaptation of Billy Wilder's "Sunset Boulevard" sets itself the impossible task of trying to emulate that great 1950 movie. Although this musical doesn't come close, its distillation of that inside-Hollywood story and Webber's film noir-tinged melodic score capture enough of the movie's essence to make for an enjoyable evening at Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre.
  • Cinestudio in Hartford Showing the Film 'Grand Illusion' Until Aug. 14

    Cinestudio in Hartford Showing the Film 'Grand Illusion' Until Aug. 14
    Classic cinemaphiles need to head over to Trinity College's Cinestudio sometime this week to catch a brand-spanking new, ultra-high def digital restoration of Jean Renoir's film, Grand Illusion, considered to be one of the best in the antiwar genre...

    Are movies about moviemaking the shortcut to Oscar glory?

    This is the year when nothing says Oscar like a movie about movimaking.

    Around Town: Marvel legend Stan Lee hosts 'Avengers' screening

    Marvel Comics' guru Stan Lee will be honored with the Ronald Reagan Foundation "Great Communicator" Award and will host a screening of "The Avengers," which is opening theatrically this weekend, at the Catalina Film Festival. The festival, which runs...

    Lon Chaney's 'The Phantom of the Opera' plays on after 85 years

    Eighty-five years ago, moviegoers saw Lon Chaney unmasked as “The Phantom of the Opera” at the classic film's premiere, and while the movie was silent, the audience certainly wasn’t. There were plenty of screams and gasps on Sept. 6,...