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[VIDEO] Listening To Blade Runner

In the futuristic year of 2019, Los Angeles has become a dark and depressing metropolis, filled with urban decay. Rick Deckard, an ex-cop, is a “Blade Runner”. Blade runners are people assigned to assassinate “replicants”. [...]

Netflix Controversy Casts Shadow Over Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — The 70th Cannes Film Festival opened Wednesday under the lights of Cote D’Azur sunshine and high-wattage stars such as Will Smith and Marion Cotillard. But a brewing storm over Netflix’s place at the world’s most [...]

Cary Grant: How 100 Acid Trips in ‘Changed my Life’

At the height of his fame, Cary Grant turned to LSD therapy for help. He later claimed the drug saved him, but did it also spell the end of his career? Xan Brooks writes: In the late 1950s, at the height of his fame, Cary Grant set off on a trip [...]

Unusual Atmospherics At Beijing Festival Opening

Patrick Frater reports: The opening ceremony of the seventh edition of the Beijing International Film Festival took place Sunday night amid a tight security cordon at Huairou, and the wind blowing white lint from the poplar trees that surround [...]

Happy Birthday Francis Ford Coppola

“The things you get fired for when you’re young are the same things you get lifetime achievement awards for when you’re old.” Francis Ford Coppola was born in 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in a New York suburb in a [...]

In Honor of Roger Ebert

Professor of Film History Reflects on the Film Critic Who Changed His Life. Jeffrey Overstreet writes:  In 1975, Roger Ebert was the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. “We started up an email friendship,” says Todd [...]

[VIDEO] Doris Day Sings ‘Mean to Me’, 1955

Doris Day Sings, “Mean to Me” from the 1955 film “Love Me or Leave Me.” After kicking a customer for getting fresh, 1920s Chicago nightclub singer Ruth Etting is in jeopardy of losing her job when Martin Snyder intervenes [...]

[VIDEO] Movie Trailer: ‘Whiplash’, 1946

Michael Gordon never intended to be a boxer. But after he decks a burly brawler at a nightclub, a ring promoter encourages him to give the fight game a shot. Gordon, whose career as an artist is going nowhere, agrees. Besides, it will bring him [...]