Category Archives: Screening Report

Girl, Reconstructed: Clara Bow in GET YOUR MAN (1927)

“Everything you’re going to see today has never been screened before,” film historian David Stenn said on Sunday at the Museum of Modern Art. These are words most film fans only dream of hearing. But when they’re spoken by the biographer of Silent … Continue reading

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Classic Film Icons Tarnish in TRUMBO (2015)

John Wayne rarely played the bad guy in his nearly half-century film career, but he finally gets the chance in TRUMBO, Jay Roach’s uneven biopic of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. Wayne (David James Elliott) and gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen … Continue reading

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Classic Horror Movies Haunt NYC Theaters for Halloween 2015

Halloween is the best time of the year to be a classic film fan. And it’s even better if you live (or are un-dead) in New York City, where more than sixty screenings of horror and suspense films released before 2001 … Continue reading

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Rare Ernst Lubitsch Film Screens at New York Jewish Film Fest

“What would Lubitsch do?” a sign in Billy Wilder’s office famously read. It was both a testament to Wilder’s respect for the German-born director (for whom he co-wrote two films) and a tribute to Ernst Lubitsch’s ability to balance light … Continue reading

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Orson Welles’ EVIL – Still Touching Third Rails, 57 Years Later

TOUCH OF EVIL was supposed to be Orson Welles’ triumphant return to Hollywood after a decade in overseas exile. Sadly, that’s not how it turned out. “Universal loved the rushes,” Joseph McBride, author of three books on Welles, said last … Continue reading

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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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