Jet Pilot

John Wayne! Janet Leigh! Nifty jet-age flying sequences! Goofy, bad-taste sex jokes! Hans Conreid as a chortling Russian army officer! Howard Hughes’ personal fun project took seven years to make ...

Arte Johnson Dies: Emmy-Winning ‘Laugh-In’ Standout Was 90

Arte Johnson Dies: Emmy-Winning ‘Laugh-In’ Standout Was 90 Arte Johnson, who won an Emmy for his memorable work on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and worked in TV and film for nearly half a century, died early Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, his family ...

Review round-up: Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ blasts off to a rousing reception at Cannes film festival

Review round-up: Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ blasts off to a rousing reception at Cannes film festival If ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ were the cheeseburger of music icon biopics, then ‘Rocketman’ is the sirloin steak – with lobster on the side.” – Dan Wooton, The Sun Judging from the dazzling reception from ...

Naïve and deliberate by Anne-Katrin Titze

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Director Max Hollein with Camp: Notes On Fashion Co-Chairs Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, and Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele at the press preview Photo: ...

The Woman in the Window: If You're Dying to Know, Here's What She Sees

Image Source: Amazon A.J. Finn's 2018 hit murder mystery The Woman in the Window is getting the big-screen treatment with an Oscar-pedigreed cast; Amy Adams is set to star as the protagonist, Anna ...

The Woman in the Window: If You're Dying to Know, Here's What She Sees

Image Source: Amazon A.J. Finn's 2018 hit murder mystery The Woman in the Window is getting the big-screen treatment with an Oscar-pedigreed cast; Amy Adams is set to star as the protagonist, Anna ...

Soundtracking: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

by Chris Feil If you want to look to reinforcement of traditional gender roles in the movies, sadly you can look to the history of movie musicals for consistent examples. It’s a genre that ...

Fosse/Verdon Trailer: Sam Rockwell & Michelle Williams Hit Broadway!

Do you know what we love? Watching actors transform into people so we can barely see the actor despite their familiar appearance. Movies have been making a lot of interesting casting choices by ...

The Oscars made history 70 years ago with the first foreign Best Picture winner

The Oscars made history 70 years ago with the first foreign Best Picture winner The first 15 years of the Academy Awards were banquet held at various swanky hotels in Los Angeles from the Blossom Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt, the Cocoanut Grove and Fiesta Room at the ...

Foxfire

Jane Russell heats up an Arizona mining town but she’s just trying to help her new husband with his ethnic identity issues, Jeff Chandler. Superb color cinematography (forget the B&W photos here) and ...

Much Ado About Marriage in Pevney’s Firefox (1955) | Blu-ray Review

Like nearly all of director Joseph Pevney’s films, 1955’s Foxfire has been more or less forgotten, despite starring Jane Russell. It’s a pity considering the film’s significant condemnation of racism, ...

Karina Longworth Traces Hollywood Sexism Back to Howard Hughes

Karina Longworth has long ridden the swells of writing about Hollywood, whether as an early movie blogger at Cinematical and Spout, long-form reviewer at La Weekly, author, or podcaster at the Panoply ...

Karina Longworth Traces Hollywood Sexism Back to Howard Hughes

Karina Longworth has long ridden the swells of writing about Hollywood, whether as an early movie blogger at Cinematical and Spout, long-form reviewer at La Weekly, author, or podcaster at the Panoply ...

Appreciating the Storied Career of Jane Russell

One thing you can say about Jane Russell back in the day was that she was a definite sex symbol and she played it up as much as she could. She even admitted that sex appeal was a valuable part of ...

The Revolt of Mamie Stover

Now it can be told! Or maybe, now it can’t be told? William Bradford Huie’s novel of creeping American ambition in Honolulu ends up as a tame vehicle for Jane Russell, who in one of her last big ...

The Outlaw

Louise Brooks once said that the movies were invented to enable rich men to own desirable women. The Outlaw is the stuff of legend less for itself than for Howard Hughes’ creation of the sex star Jane ...

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Screens February 23rd – 25th at Webster University

“You know I think you’re the only girl in the world who can stand on a stage with a spotlight in her eye and still see a diamond inside a man’s pocket.” Gentlemen Prefer Blondes screens Friday ...

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Was there a movie genre that Howard Hawks could not master? His 1953 take on the 1949 stage musical has enough iconic moments (including a certain hot-pink dress) to fill several films. Starring Jane ...

Bob Hope on Blu-ray

You pick up a lot of baggage when you live to be 100, a sentiment confirmed by the long, long movie career of Bob Hope. His unofficial status as the preeminent entertainer of the 20th century is open ...

The Young Girls of Rochefort

Perhaps motivated by the success of La La Land, Criterion has reissued two impressive Jacques Demy musicals as separate releases. This all-singing, all-dancing homage to candy-colored vintage ...

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