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Screening Report: CLEOPATRA’s 50th Anniversary – Mummified on Arrival

Everything about Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s CLEOPATRA (1963) is outsized – except, apparently, the audiences at Wednesday’s nationwide 50th anniversary theatrical screenings. I attended the 7 p.m. show of the digitally restored epic at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on … Continue reading

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Screening Report: THE SEARCHERS (1956); DETOUR (1945); and THE PASSENGER (1975) at IFC Center

On Friday, the IFC Center in New York City kicked off a week-long festival of road movies selected by Walter Salles, director of the upcoming adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s ON THE ROAD. I saw three of the iconic films presented this … Continue reading

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We Belong Dead: Why FRANKENSTEIN Looked Horrific on the Big Screen

I saw James Whale’s FRANKENSTEIN (1931) and BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935) at the AMC 25 on 42nd Street in New York City on Wednesday night. And, while the experience of seeing two beloved classics with a room full of fans … Continue reading

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