Douglas Sirk at Universal-International, Part 2: The Films

Douglas Sirk at Universal-International is a two-part overview by Blake Lucas. Part 1 can be found here. Mubi's series, In the Realm of Melodrama: A Douglas Sirk Retrospective, is showing April 2 - ...

Drive-In Dust Offs: The Night Walker (1964)

William Castle is a name synonymous with hucksterism and showmanship, more so than the quality of the films he directed. Which isn’t really fair, it’s just that his gimmicky pieces like The House on ...

The time Streisand wore next to nothing to the Oscars and I wore a brown suit

The time Streisand wore next to nothing to the Oscars and I wore a brown suit In its rare, long and illuminating interview with Barbra Streisand, Variety ties its scoop to the lone Oscar she won in 1969 for the previous year’s “Funny Girl.” I remember well the night she won ...

Contest: Win William Castle’s The Night Walker on Blu-ray

In 1964, legendary director William Castle took viewers into a world "between fact and fantasy" in the thriller The Night Walker, and with the Barbara Stanwyck-starring movie now on Blu-ray from ...

February 20th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Mom And Dad, The Night Walker, Eaten Alive! (1980)

It’s a quiet week of horror and sci-fi home entertainment titles, as there are only a handful coming our way this Tuesday. There’s a limited edition release for Umberto Lenzi’s Eaten Alive! that ...

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 ...

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