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  • Il Cinema Ritrovato: Cinematic Treasures Lost and Found, Back on the Bigscreen

    A large crowd queues impatiently outside the cinema and, when the doors open, rushes in. In an instant, every available seat is taken. Toward the back of the auditorium, a dispute breaks out between two passholders over who was there first. It's a...
  • Block Cinema revisits the Great Depression

    Block Cinema revisits the Great Depression
    The rawest, most vital Hollywood films of the early 1930s didn't turn a blind eye to the Depression. Rather, they turned the crisis into an opportunity for all kinds of storytelling, guided by socially conscious principles as much as filmmaking wiles....
  • Why 'Pompeii' Doesn't Blow

    History suggests that it took about six hours for Mt. Vesuvius to bury Pompeii in a thick coat of lava and ash. It took most critics even less time to bury "Pompeii" the movie in volcanic invective, resulting in a woeful 28% "fresh" rating on Rotten...
  • Tom Laughlin: Five films from the 'Billy Jack' star

    Tom Laughlin: Five films from the 'Billy Jack' star
    Tom Laughlin, who came to fame as the half-Native American, half-white ex-Green Beret in the 1971 indie blockbuster "Billy Jack," died Thursday at age  82. A lot of his films are on DVD and on streaming services.  If you want to go back to his...
  • 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Roger & Me,' 'Mary Poppins' Join National Film Registry

    "Pulp Fiction," "Roger & Me," "The Magnificent Seven," "Mary Poppins," "Judgment at Nuremberg" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" are among 25 films selected by the Library of Congress this year to be added to its National Film Registry. The...
  • 'Mary Poppins' among 25 films added to National Film Registry

    'Mary Poppins' among 25 films added to National Film Registry
    A beloved musical about a magical nanny, an epic about the first astronauts, a silent film with a Native American cast and a sci-fi thriller loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" are among the 25 motion pictures to join the National Film Registry...
  • National Film Registry adds 'Mary Poppins,' 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Roger & Me'

    National Film Registry adds 'Mary Poppins,' 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Roger & Me'
    A beloved musical about a magical nanny, an epic about the first astronauts, a silent film with a Native American cast and a sci-fi thriller loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" are among the 25 motion pictures to join the National Film Registry...
  • James Arness dies at 88; TV's Marshal Dillon on landmark 'Gunsmoke' series

    James Arness dies at 88; TV's Marshal Dillon on landmark 'Gunsmoke' series
    James Arness, the towering actor best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon, the strong and commanding symbol of frontier justice on the landmark TV western series "Gunsmoke," died Friday. He was 88. Arness died of natural causes at his home in...
  • The David O. Selznick Collection: Kenneth Turan's DVD pick

     
    "A Star Is Born," "Nothing Sacred," "A Farewell to Arms" and "Bird of Paradise" are part of Kino Classics' collection of David O. Selznick-produced films. They're Kenneth Turan's DVD picks of the week....
  • Dinner and Movie series starts at Daytona State College

     
    Here's a potential road trip idea: In the Dinner and a Movie film series at Daytona State College film fans can enjoy dinner at Daytona State College's Cafe 101 and follow up with a comfortable seat in the Museum's Madorsky Theater for a look at classic...
  • 'Wings'

    'Wings'
    The first movie ever to win the Oscar for best picture, this 1927 saga of rival World War I aviators - played by Richard Arlen and Charles "Buddy" Rogers - has undergone a big restoration effort for home video. Not only do the two men compete in terms...