Jandy Hardesty

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Is The Red Shoes a Film Noir?

If you want to start an argument among noir fans, there’s no easier way than proposing to add or subtract a film from the canon. All these debates …

Directors Who Dominate: Martin Scorsese

Among the directors who dominate the Flickchart global rankings, it’s probably safe to say that Martin Scorsese has one of the more diverse and …

Directors Who Dominate: Billy Wilder

During the height of his career in the 1940s and 1950s, Billy Wilder was one of the most successful directors in the world, and his global standings …

Streaming Showcase: How to Survive a Quarterlife Crisis

The midlife crisis is well-worn cliche in our culture and societal subconscious. A middle-aged man (or woman, but usually a man) realizes he’s …

Actor Spotlight: James Stewart

Few actors in the history of cinema are as well-beloved as James Stewart. His affable drawl epitomizes the all-American idealist that we fear we’ve …

The Top 10 Detective Films of All Time

“But down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. The detective in this kind of story must be …

Movies to See Before You Die: “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”

Few Hollywood stars burned with a brighter intensity than Marilyn Monroe, one of a handful of Hollywood icons whose legend endures largely due an …

Actor Spotlight: Barbara Stanwyck

The name “Barbara Stanwyck” is perhaps not well-known outside of cinephile and classic film buff circles; her most famous film <i>Double Indemnity</i> has a …

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TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL DAY 1: Meet TCM, So You Think You Know Movies?, QUEEN CHRISTINA, My Man Godfrey

Exhausted but beyond excited, I arrived in Los Angeles last night for the kickoff of the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival, taking place in Hollywood …

Putting the ‘use’ back in fair use

By Sonny Bunch<p>Sonny Bunch<p>Bio Follow<p>If, in the course of writing this essay, I were to quote from a book or an article or a blog post, no one would suggest that I be sued for copyright infringement. It wouldn’t even come up: The doctrine of “fair use” allows for rather extensive quotation in the …

Los Angeles

Greetings from the 2015 Turner Classic Movies Film Festival!

I remember back when the first TCM Classic Film Festival came down in 2010 some of us were whispering behind our fans and wondering amongst ourselves …

Why We Need Inclusive Lit, Not Just Diverse Lit

A few weeks ago, I attended a small but well-attended author panel featuring Jenny Han, Isabel Quintero, and Jason Reynolds at the Tucson Festival of …

Final Fantasy XV Director Says an All-Male Party Makes the Game “More Approachable”

<i>Final Fantasy XV</i> looks amazing. …And by that I mean its visuals. Its gender representation, on the other hand, looks terrible. The game’s main party …

These Postcards from Fictional Destinations Are Spot-On

Can you imagine a souvenir shop at the base of Mount Doom? What about a kitschy general store in the middle of Kings Landing? British print company …

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TCM Film Festival, Day 2 – “Only people with no imagination plan things.”

“Like maybe they had a blind date and they both showed up wearing official Space Jam jackets and they’ve been together ever since.” – Marya<p>I had that …

Norman Lloyd, Sophia Loren and Marie Curie: Three Iconic Figures at the TCM Classic Film Festival

By Jeremy Arnold<p>Day 3 of this year’s festival, for me, was heavier on interviews than actual screenings. With the likes of Norman Lloyd and Sophia …

Meet Your Master: Reading François Truffaut’s Hitchcock

Hitchcock by François Truffaut (Revised Edition)<br>Paperback: Simon & Schuster, 1985 – no eBook AvailableEarlier this week when I posted about REAR …

The Best Movies of 2014

There are years in which the list fills itself up to the mid-twenties or more. This year, I had to cut it down, arbitrarily, to thirty. Many of the movies on the list fall into the category of “independent” films—in the strict sense of “independent,” rather than in the sense in which it’s commonly …

Silent Acting

No, no, not silent movie acting (who do I look like, David Kalat?*), acting without words. Those moments in performances when an actor does more, …

Why Are American Schools Obsessed With Turning Kids Into Robots?

Standardized tests aren't the only way of measuring intelligence.<p>Anya Kamenetz is very clear when she says she didn’t set out to write about standardized testing. A 2014 New America fellow and lead education blogger at National Public Radio, she had already written two books about the future of …

Requiem for a Speed Racer: In Praise of ‘Bad’ Wachowski Movies

There’s still a chance the Wachowskis’ <i>Jupiter Ascending</i> isn’t a bad movie, but there’s almost no chance it won’t be received that way. It’s had the</i> …

I’m Autistic, And Believe Me, It’s A Lot Better Than Measles

Vaccines don’t cause autism. But even if they did, is being like me really a fate worse than death?<p>The autistic brain is not particularly good at …

How Spelling Keeps Kids From Learning

Mastering English requires abilities that most children don’t develop until they're pre-teens.<p>Johnny in Topeka can’t read, but Janne in Helsinki is effortlessly finishing his storybooks. Such a disparity may be expected by now, but the reason might come as a surprise: It probably has much less to …

Linguistics

What Writing Has in Common With Happiness

The author Yasmina Reza says that Borges taught her fiction, like joy, is borne of mysterious, instinctual processes achieved in an unconscious state.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan,</b> …

The Story of Sembene!: How Ousmane Sembene Invented African Cinema

<i>This post was originally published on February 10, 2015. With</i> Sembene! <i>opening in limited release this weekend, we're re-promoting it.</i><p>This year’s …