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Charles Feldman’s ‘Casino Royale’ (1967) Comes Of Age, Five Decades Later

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But Casino Royale is also a hint -- no matter how minor, or how bare -- of some possibilities within the medium. It’s just that, after trying to do it all, on the one hand, it forgot what needed to get done in the first place. Read More »

Win a Copy of the ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ Original Cast Album

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With the Tony Awards approaching faster than a speeding bullet, we've got a copy to give away of the original cast recording of the Woody Allen musical nominated for six Tonys. Read More »

Charlie Chaplin, ‘House of Cards,’ and Bertolt Brecht’s Alienation Effect

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Brecht's Alienation Effect took a different course after Hitler's rise to power. Spacey’s political drama is less about politics than about cold-blooded personal ambition. Read More »

Gordon Willis: Master Cinematographer

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Gordon Wills worked with some of the top directors of the past five decades, creating visual styles for their films that propelled them to iconic status. Read More »

Woody Allen – Should We Judge Art by the Artist’s Personal Life?

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If William Shakespeare had been a convicted murderer, would that detract from his body of work? Read More »

Movie Review: Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’

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A disturbing, engaging, and finally dispassionate study of a woman buckling under the weight of social pressures. Read More »

DVD Review: Pierre Etaix (Criterion Collection)

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A comedian who worked with Bresson and Tati, Pierre Etaix made films influenced by both mentors, but with his own comic voice and social conscience. Read More »

Movie Review: Argo – Best Picture Any Other Year But This One

Argo is the best of the bunch in the Best Picture category but will not go home with the Oscar. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Hannah and Her Sisters

One of Woody Allen's best now on Blu-ray. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: To Rome With Love

To Rome With Love features beautiful scenes in Rome, but it’s a B this time for Woody Allen Read More »