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Michael Powell

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  • If you liked (or hated) 'Black Swan,' you'll love 'Red Shoes'

    If you liked (or hated) 'Black Swan,' you'll love 'Red Shoes'
    Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky often tells interviewers that "The Red Shoes" (1948) is the one film comparable to his own "Black Swan." How modest of him! Aronofsky was right to say that the classic by British masters Michael Powell and Emeric...
  • 'Guys and Dolls' Joins Venice Classics Line-up

    LONDON -- The Venice Film Festival has unveiled its Venice Classics line-up, which includes Joseph L. Mankiewicz's "Guys and Dolls" (1955) and Francois Truffaut's "Baisers voles" (Stolen Kisses, 1968). The section is devoted to classic films that have...
  • Review: 'On Approval' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'On Approval' ★★&#9733 1/2
    It won't appeal to everyone; those who have no taste for whipped cream, or for fancifully antiquated drawing-room-battle-of-the-sexes contraptions, will respond poorly to "On Approval." Whatever, their loss. Relatively unknown in America, this impish...
  • Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker: Match made in an editing room

    Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker: Match made in an editing room
    In the history of cinema, there haven't been many collaborations like the one between director Martin Scorsese and his longtime film editor Thelma Schoonmaker. Schoonmaker has been Scorsese's editor since 1980's "Raging Bull," for which she won the...
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn Movie, Philip Seymour Hoffman Pic Play at Edinburgh Fest

    LONDON -- Edinburgh Intl. Film Festival line-up, which was unveiled by artistic director Chris Fujiwara Wednesday, includes 156 feature films from 47 countries. The festival, which runs from June 18 to 29, will include 11 world premieres, eight...
  • Around Town: 'Paper Moon' shines on downtown festival

     
    The Los Angeles Conservancy's Last Remaining Seats festival that showcases the historic movie palaces on Broadway in downtown L.A. returns this Wednesday with Peter Bogdanovich's 1973 comedy "Paper Moon."...
  • Meet the Archers

     
    A trio of Los Angeles designers that defies categorization and eschews trends duly rises from under the radar....
  • Weekend reviews: Rio, Conspirator endorsed, Scream 4 not so much

     
    “Rio” took me and most critics utterly by surprise. Blue Sky Studios has been churning out inferior “Ice Age” sequels for so long I didn't think they had something this sweet, pretty and fun in them. Inspired voice casting, great...
  • LACMA's film series: It's Ian Birnie's swan song

     
    Ian Birnie, who for the last 14 years was director of LACMA's film department, is now out of a job. For his farewell program, "Celebrating Classic Cinema: Curator and Audience Favorites," Birnie has picked an eclectic collection of movies and......
  • Jack Cardiff dies at 94; Oscar-winning British cinematographer

    Jack Cardiff, the British cinematographer who won an Academy Award for his stunning color work on the 1947 drama "Black Narcissus" and later became an Oscar-nominated director, has died. He was 94. Cardiff, who as a cinematographer was known as a pioneer...
  • Not just the Coens: Directing teams past and present

    Not just the Coens: Directing teams past and present
    Joel and Ethan Coen just made Academy Award history with their tandem nomination for best director for "No Country for Old Men." The siblings are the first brother directing team to be nominated in that category. And if they win, they will become the...
  • Obama: McCain not being racist but 'cynical'

     
    Barack Obama's reaction to John McCain's playing of the race-card-allegation card and of the Moses card commands attention today in the mainstream, estuary and side-trickle media. Here, we see Obama insisting on the term cynical rather than racial,...