| Dec 20, 2012
| 11:31 AM
A caption in King Vidor's silent classic from 1928, "The Crowd," reads: "Marriage isn't a word. It's a sentence."
The couples in "Mixed Doubles: An Entertainment on Marriage," a multi-playwright piece from 1969 enjoying an effective revival at...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 8:57 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Yoshiko "Shirley" Yamaguchi, who starred in Japanese WWII pics posing as a Chinese but segued postwar to fame in Japanese and Hollywood films such as Samuel Fuller's "House of Bamboo," died at her Tokyo home of heart failure on...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Warner Bros. caused a seismic sensation Oct. 6, 1927, when the studio premiered "The Jazz Singer," the first feature that included sound using synchronized dialogue sequences. But while the Al Jolson drama proved to be the death knell of silent movies,...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 4:30 AM
"Man, this is so cool!"
That was Jeff Bridges' reaction Saturday night to receiving the King Vidor award for excellence in filmmaking at the 20th San Luis International Film Festival. "It's wonderful to be acknowledged for my work like this," he added....
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Artist Peter Adams likes a challenge. He has passions and procedures that make his paintings significantly more difficult than they might otherwise be. Known for his landscapes, Adams often likes to paint in nature, trying to capture a piece of the...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 4:30 PM
When the Oscars modified the best picture category in 2009 and instituted an annual list of up to 10 nominees, the intention may have been to ensure that critically acclaimed blockbusters like the Oscar-overlooked "The Dark Knight" would bulk up the...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:35 PM
If you care about lost films in general and silent films in particular and can't wait till they arrive on DVD (no names, please), the moment is now. The National Film Preservation Foundation's "Lost & Found: American Treasures From the New Zealand Film...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:50 AM
If you care about lost films in general and silent films in particular and can’t wait till they arrive on DVD (no names, please), the moment is now.
The National Film Preservation Foundation’s “Lost & Found: American Treasures From the...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
This Is the End
Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $40.99
Available on VOD beginning Tuesday
A generation of comedy stars has been dominating movies for the last decade by playing "themselves," so it was only a matter of time before they went all-in on the...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:30 AM
In a directing career that has spanned four decades, John Badham has had more than his share of hits, including 1977's "Saturday Night Fever," for which John Travolta earned his first Oscar nomination, as well as 1983's "Blue Thunder," 1986's "Short...
| May 13, 2013
| 7:50 PM
John Gilbert was the golden boy at MGM during the final years of the silent era. He was the young studio's biggest male star, working with such top directors as King Vidor ("The Big Parade," 1925), Erich von Stroheim ("The Merry Widow," 1925) and Tod...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 5:15 PM
As far back as Louis Lumière's 1895 "Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory in Lyon" 46-second short, work has been a central theme in motion pictures.¶There have been stark dramas about officer workers as drones (King Vidor's 1928 "The Crowd"), satires...