Today in Soap Opera History (January 20)

1976: Pat wanted to stop seeing Faith on Ryan's Hope. 1981: Guiding Light's Jennifer made a courtroom confession. 1986: Santa Barbara's Mason was shocked his father was well. 1995: General ...

A Letter To Rian Johnson

It feels a little bit like Christmas morning around the house this morning, even though we’ve still got a week and change to go before the actual day, and that’s undoubtedly because all the women here ...

It Came From The Tube: A Taste Of Evil (1971)

Have you ever had the feeling you’ve seen something before, but couldn’t quite place when or where? A sense of…deja-view? (Hold your applause and/or groans. It was a premium cable channel way before ...

Rushes. Greta Gerwig, Algorithmically Created Videos, Paul Thomas Anderson

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.Recommended Viewinga stunning trailer for the 4k restoration and re-release of Legend of the Mountain ...

I’ll Be Seeing You

This unusually sensitive, overlooked WW2 romance skips the morale-boosting baloney of the day. Two people meet on a train, each with a personal shame they dare not speak of. Ginger Rogers and Joseph ...

Melodrama Through The Years: Three Versions of ‘Stella Dallas’

By Jacob Oller Adaptation theory through three takes on a novel. live Higgins Prouty’s 1922 novel Stella Dallas became one of the first radio soap operas, creating the melodramatic form that would ...

Four Mother-Daughter Movies Could Dominate Awards Season

Four Mother-Daughter Movies Could Dominate Awards Season Mother-daughter relationships have always been the stuff of great drama. And the Oscars are no exception. Three decades ago the “Moonstruck” acting duo Olympia Dukakis and Cher both won gold for ...

Hypnotic Chill! Monster Thrill!

This short article is in the spirit of the crowded ad-mat advertising blurbs that, once upon a time, would show up in the newspaper for horror related features. The particular composite above is a ...

Film Review: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Film Review: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Hey, comicbook fans, it’s another Thor movie, and that can only mean one thing: It’s almost time for another Avengers movie! While you wait, Disney and Marvel Studios hope to loot another half-billion ...

Crime of Passion

Witness the ‘fifties transformation of the femme fatale, from scheming murderess to self-deluding social climber. Barbara Stanwyck redefines herself once again in Gerd Oswald’s best-directed picture, ...

Cortez Part IV: Leading Ladies and Marriage to Tragic Drug-Addicted Wife

Cortez Part IV: Leading Ladies and Marriage to Tragic Drug-Addicted Wife Ricardo Cortez in 'Ten Cents a Dance,' with Barbara Stanwyck. No matter how unthankful the role, whether hero or heel – or, not infrequently, a combination of both – Cortez left his bedroom-eyed, ...

After Valentino and Before Bogart There Was Cortez: 'The Magnificent Heel' and the Movies' Original Sam Spade

After Valentino and Before Bogart There Was Cortez: 'The Magnificent Heel' and the Movies' Original Sam Spade Ricardo Cortez biography 'The Magnificent Heel: The Life and Films of Ricardo Cortez' – Paramount's 'Latin Lover' threat to a recalcitrant Rudolph Valentino, and a sly, seductive Sam Spade in the ...

Movies You Might Have Missed: Mitchell Leisen's Remember the Night

New York District Attorney John Sargent (Fred MacMurray) lets shoplifter Lee Leander (Barbara Stanwyck) out on bail for Christmas before the pair fall madly in love

BAMcinemaFest Review: ‘Gemini’ is a Fantastic Neo-Noir

There is a moment in Aaron Katz’s Gemini when Jill LeBeau (Lola Kirke), who has become the prime suspect in a murder, needs to hide from the police and find a disguise. Out of every possible option, ...

Meryl Streep Does Her Best Annie Hall Impression at Diane Keaton's AFI Tribute

Meryl Streep Does Her Best Annie Hall Impression at Diane Keaton's AFI Tribute Meryl Streep is a masterful actress and costume chameleon — after all, she’s dressed up as Donald Trump (and nailed it). So it was no surprise when Streep, 67, stylishly took a page from Diane ...

Rachel Weisz on the Importance of Secrets, Her Dream Job, and ‘My Cousin Rachel’

Characters like the one that gives its title to My Cousin Rachel are usually played with broad strokes, either to elicit extreme sympathy, or total disdain, and yet what Rachel Weisz does in Roger ...

Cult Horror, Film Noir, and Sci-Fi Movies Tonight on TCM: Ulmer Remembered

Edgar G. Ulmer movies on TCM: 'The Black Cat' & 'Detour' Turner Classic Movies' June 2017 Star of the Month is Audrey Hepburn, but Edgar G. Ulmer is its film personality of the evening on June 6. TCM ...

Diane Keaton to Be Honored With AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Next Month

Diane Keaton to Be Honored With AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Next Month Diane Keaton is about to become the latest celebrity to win the American Film Institute’s lifetime achievement award. The Oscar-winning “Annie Hall” actress was first revealed as the institute’s ...

Movie Poster of the Week: What Ever Happened to Bette and Joan?

Say what you will about Ryan Murphy’s Feud: Bette and Joan, which concludes its 8-episode run this Sunday, but for cinephiles it has been extraordinary to have had a major television series so steeped ...

Double Indemnity Screens April 12th at The Tivoli – ‘Classics in the Loop’

“Yes, I killed him. I killed him for money – and a woman – and I didn’t get the money and I didn’t get the woman. Pretty, isn’t it?” Double Indemnity screens Wednesday April 12th at The Tivoli ...

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