Josef Von Sternberg’S Anatahan (1953)

One of the most unusual, and unusually moving swansongs in cinema history, Josef Von Sternberg’s Anatahan (a.k.a. The Saga of Anatahan) returns to American screens this spring in a new restoration ...

Bertrand Tavernier's odyssey by Anne-Katrin Titze

Bertrand Tavernier with Anne-Katrin Titze: "Josef von Sternberg's Macao. Dubbed in Vietnamese and I have never been able to watch the film again ..." Photo: Sophie Gluck The day before the opening of ...

Ambitious RatPac-WB Deal Deserves a Closer Look

Ambitious RatPac-WB Deal Deserves a Closer Look I usually nod off when a slate deal is announced (I don’t really care how a studio funds its movies), but the Warner Bros.-RatPac arrangement has piqued my interest. As negotiations evolved (the ...

The Last Time I Saw Macao | DVD Review

Co-directors João Pedro Rodrigues & João Rui Guerra da Mata are first and foremost cinephiles, and make no bones about invoking the classic Josef von Sternberg and Nicholas Ray directed, Robert ...

Supporting Actress Smackdown '52: Colette, Jean, Gloria, Terry, and Thelma

Presenting the Return of Stinky Lulu's Supporting Actress Smackdown now in its new home at The Film Experience. The Year is... 1952 and our panelists are allowed 52 words per actress! The Nominees ...

The Cinema Guild Gamble in Macao; Co-directed Joao Pedro Rodrigues

After stops in Locarno, Tiff and Nyff, The Cinema Guild have The Last Time I Saw Macao , João Pedro Rodrigues was born in Lisbon. His feature films are and “The Last Time I Saw Macao” (2012). João Rui ...

Nyff: ‘The Last Time I Saw Macao’ Skillfully Blends Documentary And Fiction

There is no such thing as “pure documentary.” While classified as “non-fiction,” documentaries ultimately form narratives depending on how the director chooses to cut the footage together. In The Last ...

LatinoBuzz: Gael Garcia Bernal and Lots of Latino Films at the New York Film Festival

The New York Film Festival is celebrating its 50th birthday this year while at the same time saying goodbye to Richard Peña, who served as Program Director for the last 25 years. This year’s festival ...

Tiff 2012. Wavelengths (P)review: Part Two – The Features

As I mentioned in the preface to the first part of my Wavelengths preview (the one focusing on the short films), there are significant changes afoot in 2012. Until last year, the festival had a ...

Leopard Prints: Digital Dreams at the 2012 Festival del Film Locarno

This week's announcement that Olivier Père, former programmer of Cannes's Directors' Fortnight, will be stepping down from his post at the helm of the Festival del Film Locarno marks the end of brief ...

Jane Russell obituary

Voluptuous star of The Outlaw and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes The actor Jane Russell, who has died aged 89, was among the most desired women of the 20th century. She had great erotic force and great ...

R.I.P. Jane Russell (1921-2011)

Silver screen siren Jane Russell passed away yesterday from a respiratory-related illness at her home in Santa Maria, California, aged 89. Born in Bemidji, Minnesota in 1921, Russell began her career ...

Jane Russell dies at 89 : International News

Hollywood heartthrob Jane Russell died at an age of 89 on Monday at her California residence, media reports said. According to reports, the Hollywood sex symbol of 1940's and 1950's died due to ...

Jane Russell: A tribute to the sultry silver-screen siren

Jane Russell: A tribute to the sultry silver-screen siren Jane Russell, the Hollywood silver-screen siren who ignited a tinder box with Howard Hughes’ bosom-heaving 1943 western The Outlaw, died on Monday at age 89. But the legacy she leaves behind will ...

Jane Russell, 1921-2011

Jane Russell, 1921-2011 Not many actresses had enough raw charisma to share the screen with Marilyn Monroe without getting upstaged, but Jane Russell could. Russell, who died Monday at the age of 89 of respiratory-related ...

Jane Russell: a life in clips

We look back at Jane Russell's movie career, from The Outlaw through Gentlemen Prefer Blondes to her late-60s cameos As a 20-year-old and the object of Howard Hughes's attentions, Jane Russell was ...

Jane Russell dies aged 89

Jane Russell dies aged 89 Jane Russell, the star of classic movies Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Outlaw, has died aged 89. The actress rose to fame in the early 1940s with Howard Hughes’ Western The Outlaw, and went on to ...

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Star Jane Russell Dead at 89

Actress Jane Russell, best known for her films during the 1940s and 1950s, passed away from respiratory problems in her Santa Maria home Monday. She was 89 years old. Russell began her career as a ...

'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' Star Jane Russell Dies at 89

Actress Jane Russell, best known for her films during the 1940s and 1950s, passed away in her Santa Maria home Monday at the age of 89. Russell's daughter-in-law Etta Waterfield says the actress died ...

Jane Russell Dies at 89

Actress Jane Russell died earlier today of respiratory failure in her Santa Maria home at the age of 89.  As the legend goes, film mogul Howard Hughes was taken aback by Russell's 38-inch bust and ...

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