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Movie Review: ‘Chimes at Midnight,’ Orson Welles’ Best Work, Available for First Time in Decades

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I inherited a respect for Orson Welles and a love for his work from an uncle who came of age in the 1940s when Orson Welles was one of radio and cinema’s best known actor/directors. When 'Chimes at Midnight' came out, I was busy coming of age and rioting at UCLA. I heard about the film and that Welles considered it his best work, but I missed it. Then, like the mysterious Mr. Welles himself, it disappeared for decades. Now, it’s back. Read More »

Film Legend Mary Pickford and Sara Gavron’s ‘Suffragette’

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“We break windows. We burn things. Because war is the only language men listen to,” Maud says in Suffragette, now playing in theaters across the U.S. Director Sara Gavron said, “Working (class) women often are the vanguard of change, and they’re often not recognized for that.” Another woman not recognized by history is Mary Pickford, the most famous woman in ... Read More »