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I marveled at the humanist depth of the world Haigh creates, one that can only be rendered by a truly great writer and director, working…
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An excerpt from the latest issue of the online magazine, Bright Wall/Dark Room.
An appreciation of "The Game" on its 20th anniversary.
An essay about "Secretary" from the July 2017 edition of online magazine Bright Wall/Dark Room.
A look back at the eighth annual TCM Classic Film Festival, which included screenings of nitrate prints, a conversation with Michael Douglas and much more.
A tribute to the late Curtis Hanson.
A look at "The In-Laws" in light of its Criterion Blu-ray release this month.
An excerpt from the July 2016 issue of Bright Wall/Dark Room about Steven Spielberg and "Empire of the Sun."
The black film canon; Relevance of "Weiner"; Executive pay higher when women are on boards; Fate of female-driven Wall Street movie; Nate Moore puts Marvel in the black.
How did we get here? Tracing the warnings from four American film classics about self-involved demagogues and their relations to the current GOP nominee for President.
Highlights of our 2015 interviews, including Brie Larson, Bryan Cranston, Jason Segel, Lexi Alexander, Sarah Silverman, Spike Lee, Tom McCarthy, Ramin Bahrani, Paul Feig, Charlie Kaufman and much more.
An interview with writer/director Ramin Bahrani and actor Noah Lomax of "99 Homes."
An interview with Joel Edgerton, star/writer/director of "The Gift."
A preview of dozens of films being released this Summer.
Odie Henderson went to TIFF 2014 and shares his favorites from this year's fest, along with a glimpse of what's it like on the ground at a fest like Toronto.
A report on TIFF 2014, featuring "The Last Five Years," "Paper Planes," and "The Reach."
An interview with Rob Reiner, director of "And So It Goes," starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton.
How popular culture lies about criminal justice; why Stephen Fry won't quit Twitter; sex addiction cinema; funerals for fallen robots; Gen Y has had just about enough of your lectures.
Slut shaming in geek culture; Rock Hudson's wife tape-recorded herself confronting her husband about his sexual orientation; how Michael Douglas used his own experience to flesh out Liberace; Carey Mulligan might play Hillary Clinton in a biopic; New Yorker cartoonists talk about the delicate art of collaboration; Upstream Color comes to Netflix instant.
Ben Kenigsberg makes his predictions for Sunday night's Cannes awards.
Will Michael Douglas take home a Best Actor prize from Cannes for his turn as Liberace in "Behind the Candelabra"?
When Chaz has gone to Cannes without Roger in the past, she has written about the festival in the form of letters and postcards to Roger. These are the postcards she sends to him this year.
Steven Soderbergh's "Behind the Candelabra" disappoints, Claire Denis's "Bastards" baffles, and Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's "Grisgris" is a mixed bag. So it goes sometimes at Cannes.
Barbara Scharres sets the stage the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival.
Marie writes: the great Ray Harryhausen, the monster innovator and Visual Effects legend, passed away Tuesday May 7, 2013 in London at the age of 92. As accolades come pouring in from fans young and old, and obituaries honor his achievements, I thought club members would enjoy remembering what Harry did best.
Marie writes: Behold a truly inspired idea...Age 8: Eileen's pink creature It started with a simple idea: to make a recognizable comfort toy for her 4 year-old son Dani, based on one of his drawing. His school had asked the children to bring in a toy from home; an emergency measure in the event of a tantrum or crying fit. Fearing he might lose his favorite, Wendy Tsao decided to make Dani a new one. Using a drawing he often made as her guide, she improvised a plush toy snowman. Five years later, Wendy Tsao has her own thriving home-based craft business - Child's Own Studio - in which she transforms the imaginative drawings of children into plush and cloth dolls; each one handcrafted and one-of-a-kind. She receives requests from parents all over the world; there's 500 people on waiting list. Note: kudos to club member Sandy Kahn for submitting the piece.