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For Laughs: Comedian Docs

April 1, 2013

Documentary and podcasts take fans behind the comedy curtain.

The Film 100: Woody Allen, no. 62

March 1, 2013
ANNIE HALL

Allen seemed to be winking at moviegoers, sharing in their awareness of all that had come before in film history.

The Film 100: Mary Pickford, no. 4

February 24, 2013 | One Comment
TESS OF THE STORM COUNTRY

Pickford was not the result of a star system, she was its genesis.

The Film 100: Anita Loos, no. 25

February 22, 2013
GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES

Few have ever matched the style of the teenage scenarist who literally set the tone of movie dialogue.

The Film 100: Stanley Kubrick, no. 37

February 15, 2013 | One Comment
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

Kubrick brought a grand vision to the screen with strikingly powerful images.

Scenes: LA FRANCE

February 4, 2013
LA FRANCE

Bozon’s LA FRANCE is masterful study in contrasts–war and peace, life and death, music and silence—that often reside in in the same frame.

Video: Who Should Win the Oscar for Best Lead Actress?

January 30, 2013 | 3 Comments
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, JENNIFER LAWRENCE

Some Best Actress contenders seem to be nominated for their roles more than for their performances, but the most deserving actress is a smart exception.

Video: Who Should Win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor?

January 25, 2013
LINCOLN

They’ve all won Oscars already. Who deserves to win another? Let the footage tell the tale.

The Film 100: Roger Corman, no. 49

January 18, 2013
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Corman’s mastery of the low-budget production has had a tremendous impact on independent filmmakers, documentarians and studios alike.

Sundance: Eight to Anticipate

January 16, 2013 | One Comment
LOVELACE

As the typical Sundance ‘success’ has moved from the art house to the Oscars, the festival garners a whole new kind of attention.

The Film 100: Fred Astaire, no. 86

January 15, 2013
DANCING LADY

Although exuberance was the key to Astaire’s success, he was also driven to experiment with the wide-open possibilities of dancing in films.

The Film 100: Marilyn Monroe, no. 71

January 12, 2013
GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES

Skyrocketing from pinup girl to essence of screen sexuality, she gave hope to millions of young people who dreamed of becoming superstars.