An interview with author and RogerEbert.com contributor Dan Callahan about his new book, Bing and Billie and Frank and Ella and Judy and Barbra.
Matt writes: Screen icon Raquel Welch passed away on February 15th at age 82. She will be forever etched in our collective cinematic memory for many reasons, not the least of which being her uproarious duet with Miss Piggy on "The Muppet Show" where they belted out "I'm a Woman."
An oral history with the creative forces behind a particularly iconic episode of IFC's "Documentary Now!"
Sheila writes: Nelson Carvajal and Jed Mayer, over at Press Play, present a video and an essay about the "scary summer" of 1979. It's a beautiful blend of autobiography and cultural and film memories from that particular summer. Jed Mayer writes: "As tag-lines go, George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead sports a pretty good one: 'When there’s no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the earth.' I stared for weeks at the lurid poster bearing these ominous words. It hung in the front windows of the Maplewood Mall multiplex. Looking back, I think a more fitting tag-line might have come from a speech given by President Jimmy Carter later that same summer: 'Often you see paralysis and stagnation and drift. What can we do?'" Well worth a look!