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The Film 100: James Agee, no. 39

February 5, 2013
NIGHT OF THE HUNTER

Agee judged film as art, taking exception to the idea that it was a commercial product necessarily compromised by public whim.

The Film 100: Melvin Van Peebles, no. 93

January 30, 2013
SWEET SWEETBACK'S BAADASSSSS SONG

Van Peebles shockingly illuminated a cultural gap between blacks and whites.

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.

The Film 100: Akira Kurosawa, no. 70

January 10, 2013
RAN

Kurosawa assimilated his knowledge of ancient Japanese traditions into a modern Western art form, influencing many writers and directors along the way.

The Film 100: Edwin S. Porter, no. 2

January 9, 2013
THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY

As the industry’s focus shifted from cameraman to director, Porter defined the ideal of a master craftsman for such silent-era directors as D.W. Griffith and King Vidor.

‘Portlandia,’ Revisited

January 2, 2013
PORTLAND EXPOSE poster

A forgotten noir exposes a seedy true story from the Northwest’s most lovable town, ‘sin by sin,’ ‘shock by shock.’

WEST OF MEMPHIS: Injustice, Cont’d

December 24, 2012
WEST OF MEMPHIS

Overlooked by the Academy but deeply appreciated by those in the know, WEST OF MEMPHIS, the fourth nonfiction film in the case of the so-called ‘West Memphis Three,’ builds a rich, new picture of judicial misconduct.

The Film 100: James Cagney, no. 43

December 18, 2012 | One Comment
PUBLIC ENEMY

The first international star of the talkies, James Cagney smirked his way into the hearts of Depression audiences to become one of the most respected and beloved actors in cinema history.

The Film 100: Fritz Lang, no. 40

December 11, 2012 | One Comment
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The invention of the futuristic look of science fiction films, the introduction of shadowy westerns and the creation of a prodigious body of film noir standards: Fritz Lang’s influence can be felt far beyond his development of the German expressionist aesthetic.

The Film 100: Lillian Gish, no. 66

December 10, 2012 | 2 Comments
BROKEN BLOSSOMS

Lillian Gish was hailed as the first serious movie actress, and her early shorts became training films for scores of actors making the transition from the theater.

The Double Life of Paul Henreid

September 25, 2012 | 5 Comments
DEAD RINGER

Actor-as-auteur Paul Henreid discovered that every good character has an evil double lurking out there.

The Art of Filmmaking: Scott Smith

September 24, 2012 | 2 Comments
CHARLIE THE OX

A criminally underseen movie about safecracking and dreams deferred, CHARLIE THE OX may finally be hitting that big jackpot.