Jun 5, 2013
The Films of Allan Dwan
's retrospective of the films of Allan Dwan , who was, among other things, one of the greatest directors of Westerns.
DVD of the Week: "The River's Edge"
When I wrote a capsule review of Allan Dwan's 1957 far-West film noir "The River's Edge" in advance of its screening at Anthology Film Archives , I wished I could run video clips alongside the text in order to share with readers the movie's astonishing tone, palette, and compositions - and that's more or less what I'm doing here.
Born: 6-Feb - 1911 Birthplace: Tampico, IL Died: 5-Jun - 2004 Location of death: Los Angeles, CA Cause of death: Pneumonia Remains: Buried, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Simi Valley, CA Gender: Male Religion: Christian  Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Head of State, Actor Party Affiliation: ... (more)
The strange screen life of Ronald Reagan
A new documentary reminds us of the Gipper's eerie transformation from B-movie actor to master of the political stage 'The importance of Ronald Reagan's movie career was that he was only ever a supporting actor'. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images This week, as part of the Ronald Reagan centennial, BBC Four screened the Eugene Jarecki ...
Reagan film career featured comedy, drama
Ronald Reagan's boy-next-door quality as an actor brought him film roles as diverse as the victim of an evil surgeon in "King's Row" and the college professor who experiments with raising a chimpanzee in the comedy "Bedtime for Bonzo." Reagan appeared in more than 50 films over two decades in Hollywood before gradually shifting into politics, where ...