Stellar Alumni Reflect on UCLA’s Arts Program

Decades before UCLA’s school of Theater, Film and Television formally became one of the world’s top-ranking drama departments, the Southern California university’s arts program was synonymous with ...

Working in concert by Anne-Katrin Titze

Ira Spiegel on Brian DePalma's Carlito's Way: "A wonderful effects film with a grand shootout in Grand Central Terminal. Sound editors love violence and noise." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze When I met ...

Francis Ford Coppola To Unveil "Apocalypse Now: Final Cut", Tribeca Film Festival, April 28

Cinema Retro has received the following press release from the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City: Normal 0 false false false En-us X-none X-none Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now will ...

Oscar-Nominated ‘Never Look Away’ Dp Caleb Deschanel Never Saw It Coming

Oscar-Nominated ‘Never Look Away’ Dp Caleb Deschanel Never Saw It Coming One of the most unexpected Oscar nominations this year came for a German film in the thick of the foreign-language race that managed to score love elsewhere: Caleb Deschanel’s cinematography notice ...

Oscar Nominee Caleb Deschanel On Connecting ‘Never Look Away’ With Emotion To Images + Mystery & More

Oscar Nominee Caleb Deschanel On Connecting ‘Never Look Away’ With Emotion To Images + Mystery & More Veteran cinematographer Caleb Deschanel last week scored his sixth Oscar nomination, for his work on Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s Never Look Away, one of the three Foreign Language nominees that ...

Nicole Kidman, Robert Redford, Matthew McConaughey Movies Headed to Telluride Film Festival

Nicole Kidman, Robert Redford, Matthew McConaughey Movies Headed to Telluride Film Festival The 2018 Telluride Film Festival will feature the world premieres of Joel Edgerton’s “Boy Erased,” starring Lucas Hedges and Nicole Kidman; David Lowery’s “The Old Man & the Gun,” featuring a ...

Criterion Reflections – Episode 10 – Random Wrap-Up of 1969

Criterion Reflections is David Blakeslee’s ongoing project to watch all of the films included in the Criterion Collection in chronological order of their original release. Each episode features panel ...

27 Things We Learned from Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Finian’s Rainbow’ Commentary

“Before I said I was going to do Finian’s Rainbow I should have read the book.”Finian’s Rainbow (1968) Commentator: Francis Ford Coppola (director) 1. Regarding the film’s opening frame featuring ...

Exploring Disney's fascinating dark phase of the 70s and 80s

Ryan Lambie Dec 7, 2016 Space horror in The Black Hole. Animated death in The Black Cauldron. Ryan looks back at a unique period in Disney's filmmaking history... When George Lucas started writing ...

Curtis Hanson Rip: 1945-2016

Curtis Hanson--Confidentially By Alex Simon Curtis Hanson was my first interview with a fellow film buff and film journalist. He was nice enough to sit down with me twice, first at the Rose Cafe in ...

The Greatest Human-Animal Relationships in Cinema

Writer and academic W.G. Sebald once said: “Men and animals regard each other across a gulf of mutual incomprehension.” In truth, an animal understands nothing of its place in the world, their mind ...

TV in 2016: January to April (Part 1: New Series)

Though 2015 brought an absurd bounty of great television, not to mention the proclamation that we had entered the era of #PeakTV, there’s absolutely no reason to think that 2016 will let up. At all. ...

Multicultural and multinational 88th Academy Award Submissions

Best Foreign Language Film Oscar 2016: 'Viva' with Héctor Medina. Multicultural Best Foreign Language Film Oscar 2016 submissions Nearly ten years ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ...

The Black Stallion

It was a winner right out of the starting gate, an instant classic that's still a pleasure for the eyes and ears. Carroll Ballard and Caleb Deschanel's marvel of a storybook movie has yet to be ...

Time Machine: Veterans Wallach and Coppola - Godfather 3 in Common - Are Special Oscar Honorees

Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on the Oscars' Red Carpet Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson at the Academy Awards Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson are seen above arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, ...

The Criterion Collection announces June Blu-ray releases

The Criterion Collection has announced its new release line-up for June with five new titles set for a Blu-ray release in June. On July 7, it will release Robert Siodmak’s The Killers (1946) and Don ...

Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' Leads Criterion July Releases

Summer is coming, and of all of Wes Anderson's films, there is perhaps one no better suited to the sense of adventure the season brings with it than "Moonrise Kingdom." And it's the leadoff film for ...

Criterion July 2015 Releases Include 'Moonrise Kingdom', 'Hiroshima Mon Amour' and 'The Killers' (x2)

Criterion has announced their July 2015 line-up of releases and it's a rather impressive one with the most notable title being a brand new release of the Alain Resnais' classic Hiroshima mon amour ...

The Noteworthy: New Directors/New Films, On Gilberto Perez, "Black Movie Poster Art"

Edited by Adam Cook The lineup for this year's New Directors/New Films, "presented jointly by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art," has been announced. "For the Birds": ...

Telluride unveils line-up packed with awards contenders

Telluride unveils line-up packed with awards contenders Main programme includes Birdman, Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game and Rosewater. The Telluride Film Festival (Aug 29 - Sept 1) has revealed the line-up for its 41st edition, packed with films tipped ...

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