Monthly Archives: November 2012

Review: Beyond CASABLANCA: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching by Jennifer C. Garlen

This is my biggest frustration as a classic film fan: no matter how many old movies I watch, there will always be hundreds (thousands?) more I haven’t seen. Unless I buy every pre-1960 DVD ever released and lock myself in … Continue reading

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Screening Report: Film Comment Selects at Film Society of Lincoln Center

“What’s it like to live in a world without words,” Film Comment editor Gavin Smith asked the audience at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Howard Gillman Theater last night, before a well-attended screening of François Truffaut’s FAHRENHEIT 451 (1966). The … Continue reading

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Screening Report: Looney Tunes at BAM

While you were gorging yourself on turkey this Thanksgiving weekend, I was consuming a steady diet of rabbit. And duck, pig, and coyote. Thanks to the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s three-day Chuck Amuck series, saluting the centenary of Academy Award-winning … Continue reading

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Screening Report: THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT (1951) at Film Forum

Between 1947 and 1957, Ealing Studios produced a series of droll comedies that remain among the most beloved British films of all time. Robert Hamer’s KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS (1949), Charles Crichton’s THE LAVENDER HILL MOB (1951) and Alexander Mackendrick’s … Continue reading

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Screening Report: CARMEN COMES HOME (1951) at Film Society of Lincoln Center

Tonight, the Film Society of Lincoln Center kicked off a nine-day, fifteen-film retrospective of the work of Japanese director Keisuke Kinoshita (1912-1998) with a screening of CARMEN COMES HOME (1951, aka KARMEN KYOKO NE KAERU) at the Howard Gilman Theater. The film … Continue reading

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THE AGE OF CONSENT (1932) from Warner Archive: Pre-Code Passion At Its Most Lustful

People in old movies don’t seem to know how to kiss. Without a doubt, there are plenty of iconic lip locks from the films of the 1930s and ‘40s, often accompanied by lush orchestrations that infer burning passion. But characters … Continue reading

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Update #2 – TCM Film Festival Passes on Sale NOW, Movies Announced

Update #2: Tuesday 11/13/12 7:00 p.m. (ET) Passes for the TCM Classic Film Festival are scheduled to go on sale to the general public this Thursday, November 15 at 12 p.m. (ET). But intrepid classic film fans can get a … Continue reading

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