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Cannes Film Review: ‘Becoming Cary Grant’

Cary Grant’s inner life, including his experiments with LSD, is a ripe topic for a documentary, but this one trips along the surface. Owen Gleiberman writes: “Becoming Cary Grant” is a catchy title for an inside Hollywood documentary. It [...]

LIVE: Cannes Film Festival 2017 Winners Announced

Cannes: ‘The Square’ Takes Palme D’Or; Sofia Coppola Best Director; Acting Honors For Joaquin Phoenix & Diane Kruger. UPDATED: After being snubbed by the Academy in 2015 when his lauded (and Un Certain Regard-winning) Force Majeure did [...]

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 [...]

When Kodak Accidentally Discovered A-Bomb Testing

Two thousand miles away from the U.S. A-bomb tests in 1945, something weird was happening to Kodak’s film. Matt Blitz writes: The ground shook, a brilliant white flash enveloped the sky, and the world changed forever. Code [...]

R.I.P. IMDb Message Boards, 2001-2017

Upon the closing of the IMDb message boards, we take a look at what we’ve lost. Tara Yarlagadda writes: Legions of online film fans wept as the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), the most popular film and TV review site with upwards of 250 [...]

[VIDEO] Daffy Doc: ‘Going Crazy’, 1938

The Daffy Doc is a 1938 animated short subject directed by Bob Clampett starring Daffy Duck and featuring Porky Pig. Plot: In this short feature by Bob Clampett, the story takes place at the Stitch in Time Hospital where their motto is [...]