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This month's column looks at Blu-ray releases of the Chaplin classic, "Monsieur Verdoux"; Laurence Olivier 's stunning "Richard III"; and the Douglas Fairbanks swashbuckler, "The Thief of Bagdad." Charles Chaplin, in his later years and later films, struggled with the old Charlie; both the character, and the style of filmmaking that had made him ... (more)
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He is the subject of an American Masters special , recipient of an American Film Institute life achievement award , and librettist of a proposed Broadway musical based on his 1974 movie hit Blazing Saddles .
And so it happened that students in Pete Saxby's class, at the Lake Washington School District's STEM school were watching the Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock movie "Speed." As the bus approached a highway ramp with a 50-foot gap, Saxby stopped the film to check the students were able to find the variables such as the buses' speed and the distance ... (more)
One difficult thing for a film critic to do can be captured in a two-part question: How do you review a film that, 1, is more of a mood piece than an example of narrative storytelling and, 2, resists your every effort to describe it without giving too much away? Faced with that challenge, I came up with the following for my review of Terrence ... (more)
China's film market is the world's second-largest, just behind the US, but those shooting a movie in China inevitably come to grips with state censorship.
The open-air Streetwalker Gallery taking everyday elements of the city and turning them into works of art.
For a while, brides were kicking the custom of taking their husband's name. In 2009, researchers found a 20-year trend of women keeping their maiden names, or at least hyphenating.
You can call it the case of life imitating art imitating life. The day after Sofia Coppola premiered "The Bling Ring," based on real-life celeb Jewelry thieves, in at the Cannes Film Festival, a real-life bling ring has hit the celebs where it hurts -- in Cannes! Thieves made off with over a million bucks in jewelry on Friday, all pieces set to be ... (more)
Cabaret sensation Catherine Alcorn takes on one of the great unsung song-writers of the 20tth century, Christine McVie, in a new show for the Cabaret Festival.
He's one of the most iconic characters in American literature, the eponymous anti-hero of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, the seductively mysterious self-made millionaire Jay Gatsby.
A couple weeks ago, I wrote an article listing six songs that weren't specifically written for a movie, but are now forever associated with that film.
California's Scripps Institution of Oceanography says it will honor filmmaker and ocean explorer James Cameron with its Nierenberg science prize.
The Guthrie today announced that eight artists who have graced the Guthrie's stages during its 50-year history, from the first season in 1963 to the theater's current season, are slated to participate in the Guthrie's 50th anniversary on June 22, 2013.
Conversations 'Bout the Girls is a provocative play that is quit delightful: 'Bout the Girls chronicles the lives of young girls and women and their relationships with their breasts, body image and world around them.
Last year director Drew Goddard blew audiences away with his meta horror movie Cabin in the Woods , and now he's finally lined up his next project.
Legendary Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell has signed on with a commercial lunar exploration firm to help make private trips to the moon a reality, the company Golden Spike announced today .