Category Archives: Screening Report

Ben and Frank Mankiewicz Talk CITIZEN KANE, Bobby Kennedy, and Living up to a Famous Name

As a host of Turner Classic Movies, Ben Mankiewicz is accustomed to interviewing living legends. Yesterday in New York City, he turned the mic on a legend he knows better than any other: his dad, Frank Mankiewicz. “There aren’t many fathers who … Continue reading

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Ellen Burstyn on Women in Film: “What Women in Film?!”

Despite winning an Academy Award for ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE in 1975, star Ellen Burstyn wasn’t offered the lead in Alice, the CBS-TV spin-off that debuted the following year and aired for nine seasons. “I didn’t have anything to … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Stretched

This is a story about good news and bad news. It’s also a tale of one man’s obsession with film and television aspect ratios, and why you should be too (if not obsessed at least aware). We’ll start with the Bad … Continue reading

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Candice Bergen Remembers George Cukor’s Final Film

“He was so much smarter than anyone else,” Candice Bergen said of director George Cukor, the subject of a 50-film retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center continuing through January 7. The 67-year-old actress, a five-time Emmy winner for … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve with Donna Reed’s Daughter

The climax of Frank Capra’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE may be the most reliably tear-inducing sequence in American film. But at a Christmas Eve screening at New York City’s IFC Center with special guest Mary Owen, daughter of Donna Reed, … Continue reading

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Stanwyck and Capra: An Intense Connection, Revisited

“I would say Frank Capra fell in love with her,” biographer Victoria Wilson said of Barbara Stanwyck last night at Film Forum in New York City. Really, who can blame him? And now, thanks to Film Forum’s 40-film Stanwyck retrospective, … Continue reading

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Unseen for 80 Years, CARAVAN (1934) Rolls at MoMA

Here’s one of the great things about living in New York City: you can see an obscure, black & white movie in 35 mm at 4 o’clock on a Friday afternoon, and the theater is packed with people. Sure, many … Continue reading

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