Six Aspects of Highly Effective Movie Classics

Mick LaSalle at the San Francisco Chronicle outlines six factors in cinema that propel a great movie to classic status after the test of time. Doing what I do, I often try to project myself into the future and imagine what, of our current movies, will be of value to later...
Posted On 05 Oct 2013

Steven Spielberg Predicts ‘Implosion’ of Film Industry

Steven Spielberg and George Lucas describe dire developments at the unveiling of USC’s School Of Cinematic Arts (SCA) Complex (photo via Zimbio) No need for me to editorialize. Whether I agree or disagree, these ominous remarks deserve more than an offhand reaction. I will...
Posted On 12 Jun 2013

Cinemark brings 6 classics back to theaters

The Cinemark Classics series will screen six digitally restored classics at 150 theaters nationwide over the next several weeks. Jaws, August 23rd High Noon, August 30 Dr Zhivago, September 6 Chinatown, September 13 The Bridge on the River Kwai, September 20 The African Queen,...
Posted On 21 Aug 2012

Woody Allen gets 2-part American Masters profile

Probably the only television exposure more prestigious than a 60-minutes segment in peak Oscar season, a profile on PBS American Masters is a rare honor reserved for national treasures. All the more rare when it spotlights a subject as chronically shy and elusive as Woody Allen....
Posted On 01 Aug 2011

John Carpenter: "Fear Is Just the Beginning…"

Looking for a good way to kill an hour before getting any work done or making breakfast for the kids? How about an excellent look at the career of the director who made 2 of the top 20 horror films of all time? Filmmaker John Carpenter helped redefine the American horror film in...
Posted On 06 Jun 2011
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