A preview of the 2019 DOC10 Film Festival (April 11-14) in Chicago, featuring reviews of "Hail Satan?", "Mike Wallace Is Here," "Midnight Family," "The Infiltrators," "Knock Down the House," "Anthropocene: The Human Epoch," "The Biggest Little Farm," "The Distant Barking of Dogs" and "One Child Nation."
With FilmStruck gone and no real alternative filling the void at present, Amazon is in a prime position to grab up fans of classic movies.
Far Flung Correspondent Omer Mozaffar talks about his experience as a consultant on the new Amazon series, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.
An interview with Michael Shannon about the election, "Nocturnal Animals," "The Night Before" and more.
A comparison between the recent version of "Ben-Hur" and the classic 1959 version by William Wyler.
Tom Shales looks at "Carson on TCM," a weekly series of shows culling great Carson interviews.
After watching Tim Burton's remake of "Planet of the Apes" (2001), I concluded there was no need for another "Ape" movie to ever be made. Thirty-three years of progress in makeup technology didn't help the latter version become any better than the one that inspired it. That's why, hearing there would be a "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" a decade later, I had no expectations and feared the worst, but the results were pleasantly surprising. We often associate the word "remake" with a lack of creativity so when an exception turns out, it's important to look back and try to understand the reasons behind this.
Marie writes: I have no words. Beyond the obvious, that is. And while I'm okay looking at photos, the video.... that was another story. I actually found myself turning away at times, the suspense too much to bear - despite knowing in advance that he's alive and well and there was nothing to worry about. The bottom of my stomach still fell out...
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