A fan letter to Christopher Plummer

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Dear Mr. Plummer: Who was it that said at twilight, colors are at their most intense? It's an apt description of your screen career in the... Read more

Groucho Marx and the gentle art of generating publicity

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When dinosaurs roamed the earth and Groucho Marx stalked Beverly Hills (that would be 1945), the mustachioed jokester pioneered an early form... Read more

And the best closing credits song is...?

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The Awl has a listicle (list + article = listicle) considering the best movie closing credits songs. (Hat tip, A List of Things Thrown Five... Read more

Super 8: The movie, the medium

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The Super 8 camera -- the home-movie technology so popular from the '60s through the '80s - was like the portable typewriter in the era... Read more

Nominate a movie for the high-school film hall of fame

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Aloha, Mr Hand! At an awards event to be televised on Spike TV tomorrow at 9 pm, Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) [see video clip] will... Read more

Johnny Depp to play Tonto opposite Armie Hammer's Lone Ranger?

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The newest twist on hero and superhero flicks is to promote the sidekick to central figure. According to Deadline Hollywood, Johnny Depp has... Read more

Stephen Colbert calls Werner Herzog doc "cave porn"

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Werner Herzog's mindbending documentary about the Chauvet caves in France's Dordogne region, is a meditation on paintings... Read more

The roots of the 'Tree of Life': A Terrence Malick retrospective

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Some moviemakers tell stories with a begininning, middle and end -- in that order. Other filmmakers, like Terrence Malick, compose visual odes... Read more