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Funny Face: a film in love with fashion

From Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy dresses to the homages to editor Diana Vreeland and photographer Richard Avedon, watching Funny Face – rereleased this weekend – is like taking a trip through fashion history<p>As cinematic concoctions go, Funny Face, which is rereleased in the UK on Friday, is almost …

Fashion

Zabriskie Point Movie Review Film Summary (1970)

One of the most unpleasant conventions of movie shorthand is that when adults are happy they act like children. The hero and heroine fall in love, …

Movie Reviews

12 Thrilling Facts About Rear Window

Alfred Hitchcock taught us all the dangers of spying on your neighbors with his 1954 thriller, <i>Rear Window</i>. The single-set movie concerns L.B. "Jeff" …

Cool Stuff

Rear Window (1954)

<b>Rear Window (1954)</b><p><b>Pages:</b> (1) (2) (3) (4)<p><b>Background</b><p><b>Rear Window</b> (1954) is an intriguing, brilliant, macabre Hitchcockian visual study of obsessive …

Greenwich Village

Alfred Hitchcock's 20 Greatest Films

The 89th Academy Awards take place on Sunday night, and the occasion reminds us that sometimes Oscar doesn’t always get it right. There have been …

Alfred Hitchcock’s Top 25 Films, Ranked

Happy Birthday, Hitchcock: His 25 Best Films, Ranked<p>Debates about Alfred Hitchcock have been raging for decades. Was he a cruel genius who treated …

National Film Registry

The <b>National Film Registry</b> (<b>NFR</b>) is the United States National Film Preservation Board's (NFPB) selection of films for preservation in the Library of …

Interview: Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola’s housebound sixth feature <i>The Beguiled</i> adapts the novel of the same name by Thomas P. Cullinan that was the basis for the 1971 film …

Sofia Coppola

TCM Diary: Roman Springs and Golden Eyes

“How old are you? Fifty?”<br>—Paolo di Leo, <i>The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone</i> <i></i><p>While residing in Italy, like the protagonist of his only novella, <i>The Roman</i> …

Literature

Review: Beatriz at Dinner | Miguel Arteta

Miguel Arteta and Mike White seem unlikely candidates to produce this generation’s <i>Rules of the Game</i>, but, as the Trump administration proves almost …

Deep Focus: Baby Driver

In <i>Baby Driver</i>, Edgar Wright drapes the bare-bones structure of crime movies like Jean-Pierre Melville’s <i>Le Samourai</i> or Walter Hill’s <i>The Driver</i> with a …

Movies

Edmond Gréville

It would be hard to find a more fascinating body of work than Edmond Gréville’s, filmed in both France and Great Britain and utterly foreign to the …

France

Cinema ’67 Revisited: King of Hearts

<i>In my 2008</i> <i>book</i> Pictures at a Revolution<i>, I approached the dramatic changes in movie culture in the 1960s through the development, production, and</i> …

The Lone Ranger

The Film Comment Podcast: Streaming vs. Theatrical

Having programmed two high-profile Netflix premieres, Bong Joon-ho’s <i>Okja</i> and Noah Baumbach’s <i>The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)</i>, in the main …

Podcasting

Streamline | The Official Filmstruck Blog

Posted by Jill Blake on March 11, 2017<p>This week we bid farewell to the patron saint of classic film, the venerable Robert Osborne. News of his death …

Bleeding in the Middle of a Desert: Ana Lily Amirpour on “The Bad Batch”

As pleased as I am by the record-shattering success of Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman,” the notion that an opening weekend gross single-handedly …

Jim Carrey

Paul McCartney: Give My Regards to Broad Street

<i></i><i>In honor of Roger's birthday on June 18th, we will be republishing some of his classic articles throughout the week. Paul McCartney was born on the</i> …

Paul McCartney

The Passenger: Bertrand Tavernier on "My Journey Through French Cinema"

For the past few decades, filmmaker and critic Bertrand Tavernier has battling the idea that French cinema was a wasteland, with exceptions like …

It’s Hard to See the Point of Spike TV’s “The Mist” | Demanders

Spike TV’s “The Mist” should check all of my boxes. Up until a point in the mid-‘00s, I had ready every single book and short story written by …

Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: June 22, 2017

<b>10 NEW TO NETFLIX</b>"Barking Dogs Never Bite"<br>"Bokeh"<br>"Dangal"<br>"Daughters of the Dust"<br>"Moana"<br>"Mother"<br>"The Son of Joseph"<br>"The Stanford Prison …

Charles Taylor on His New Book, "Opening Wednesday at a Theater or Drive-In Near You" | Interviews

Alongside all of the classic "canon" movies of the 1970s, movies like "The Godfather," Taxi Driver," "Chinatown," "Five Easy Pieces" (the list goes …

Rough Night

Dying is easy, comedy is hard, as the saying goes. A comedy in which someone dies—specifically, a male stripper at a bachelorette party that goes …

Rough Night

Maudie Movie Review & Film Summary (2017)

Over the past few years, the stellar British-born actress Sally Hawkins has been working steadily, but it’s been quite a while since she’s gotten a …

Nova Scotia

Once Upon a Time in Venice

After decades of kicking ass and taking names as one of America's foremost action stars, it's somewhat easy to forget that Bruce Willis began his …

The Book of Henry

“The Book of Henry” is a throwback to the Amblin-produced suburban sagas from the ‘80s, where the adults are usually clueless, the families are …

Movies

The Big Sick Movie Review & Film Summary (2017)

It sounds impossible—too melodramatic, too crazy—but it’s true. Actor and writer Kumail Nanjiani fell in love with his then-girlfriend, now-wife, …

SIFF Interview - David Soren - Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Spencer was born and raised in New Mexico. He grew up with the many great films of the 1980’s before having his world rocked after seeing The <i>Usual</i> …

Movies

Giant pig movie Okja in Netflix and cinema controversy

A new action adventure film called Okja, co-produced by Brad Pitt and starring Tilda Swinton, will launch next week.<p>But it may only be seen in a handful of cinemas in South Korea, where it is partly set.<p>The country’s three largest cinema chains are refusing to screen the film because Netflix, the …

Netflix