Director Howard Hawks’ signature statement was the depiction of the American (or mostly American) male group with a task to accomplish.
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Luchino Visconti made theatrically tinged movies driven by music, indebted to painting, sculpture, architecture, and literature—he accomplished, dare I say, a fusion of the arts.
Dorothy Mackaill is riveting as Gilda, a wronged working woman turned prostitute in the no-options depths of Depression-era New Orleans.
The HFA marathon is a wonderful blend of arty and popular films that span the decades and feature bloodsuckers.
The Testament of Dr. Cordelier is not a horror movie –it is more of a dark comedy.
In Trouble in Paradise, Lubitsch makes us feel complicit in the best of ways; he makes us feel clever.
The Complete Jean Renoir — a definitive retrospective of films by the greatest of all directors.
Mamoulian’s Applause is an opportunity to experience the first leg of the director’s ascent on his Hollywood roller coaster.
Jean Epstein’s body of work is full of pleasures and surprises: this vigorous director broke ground for filmmakers and cinematic movements to come.
Oh, to be a lead character in a Borzage movie. You might expire during the final dissolve into “The End,” but man oh man, you will have loved. And you will have been loved.