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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...
  • 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,...
  • A celebration of dance in film at TCM Classic Film Festival

     
    Dance critic Debra Levine rounds up the extensive dance content at TCM's second annual Classic Film Festival over the weekend, including an interview with "West Side Story" dancer, George Chakiris....
  • 'Joseph P. Kennedy Presents' by Cari Beauchamp

    'Joseph P. Kennedy Presents' by Cari Beauchamp
    In the introduction of Cari Beauchamp's crackling page-turner "Joseph P. Kennedy Presents: His Hollywood Years," this top-flight film historian declares that the father of JFK "saw everything and everyone, from Gloria Swanson to Adolf Hitler, through a...
  • Voices – Erich von Stroheim

     
    Dec. 21, 1919: Edwin Schallert profiles Erich von Stroheim and talks about his new film, "Blind Husbands." “Everything Stroheim does is [characterization]; he can't talk to you for five minutes without starting to act.”...
  • A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.: Your Movie Columnist

     
    Feb. 5, 1943: As usual, the World War II papers are hard to read. Hedda Hopper says Erich von Stroheim and Zasu Pitts, who worked together in “Greed,” saw each other for the first time in years....
  • Monday's Highlights

    Monday's Highlights
    SERIES The Big Bang Theory: A comic book fan starts romancing Penny (Kaley Cuoco); Wolowitz and Leonard (Simon Helberg, Johnny Galecki) decide to check out Ladies' Night at a local bar. Kevin Sussman guest stars in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). Chuck:...
  • 75 achievements Oscar forgot

    When the Oscar nominations come out Tuesday, there are bound to be cries of injustice -- and in many cases, those charges will have merit. Can anyone really defend the exclusion from the Oscar nominee list in various years of movies such as "Some Like...