Locarno 2018. Awards and Coverage Roundup

A Land Imagined director Yeo Siew Hua Below you will find the awards for the 71st Locarno Festival, as well as an index of our coverage.AWARDSInternational CompetitionGolden Leopard: A Land Imagined ...

Locarno 2018. Sterling Hayden, Jewish Comedy, "Diane"

One of the simultaneous joys and embarrassments of attending festivals that include retrospective or revival sections is the haltingly thrilling sensation of discovering a film or personage that, for ...

The Genius of Leo McCarey

The Notebook is the North American home for Locarno Film Festival Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian's blog. Chatrian has been writing thoughtful blog entries in Italian on Locarno's website since he ...

Titan announces The Adventures of Puss in Boots series

Titan Comics has announced the all-new series The Adventures of Puss in Boots, based upon the swashbuckling cat from DreamWorks Animation. Outlaw, Hero, Purr- amour! Puss in Boots is back! Short of ...

Fiery Red-Head Hayward Is TCM's Star of the Month

Susan Hayward. Susan Hayward movies: TCM Star of the Month Fiery redhead Susan Hayward it Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Month in Sept. 2015. The five-time Best Actress Oscar nominee – like Ida ...

Cads Of The First Water! A ‘Mortdecai’ Feature

Charlie Mortdecai, the human shambles in a sharp suit, is leaping off the printed page into cinemas this week. Debonair, cultured and about as principled as a rat in the Queen’s cutlery drawer, he’s ...

First Best Actress and Best Actor Academy Award Winners Tonight

First Best Actor Oscar winner Emil Jannings and first Best Actress Oscar winner Janet Gaynor on TCM (photo: Emil Jannings in 'The Last Command') First Best Actor Academy Award winner Emil Jannings in ...

Slapstick Festival, CarnyVille: this week's new film events

Slapstick Festival | The Loco London Comedy Film Festival | Rybczynski: Exploring Space | CarnyVille Slapstick Festival, Bristol With Buster Keaton back in cinemas (The General is on reissue and ...

Sexy Garbo, Wrathful Censors, the End of Stardom, and Brutal Murder: Novarro

Ramon Novarro and Greta Garbo in ‘Mata Hari’: The wrath of the censors (See previous post: "Ramon Novarro in One of the Best Silent Movies.") George Fitzmaurice’s romantic spy melodrama Mata Hari ...

Toronto Silent Film Festival 2013: The 1000 Laffs Slapstick Smorgasbord Delivers the Goofs

Sunday’s Toronto Silent Film Festival screening brought together five sight-gag laden comedy shorts handpicked by programmer Chris Seguin. This wild and quazy quintet covered a lot of banana ...

The Iron Horse, The Kid, Underworld: Shasta County Silent Film Festival

Josef von Sternberg, Charles Chaplin, John Ford: Shasta County Silent Film Festival Friday, October 21 6:00 p.m. Angora Love (1929, Laurel & Hardy). Stanley and Oliver are adopted by a runaway goat, ...

The Forgotten: Oy!

Following their invaluable collection Female Comedy Teams, Filmmuseum Munchen rescues another forgotten comedian from the ashes of history with two discs of Max Davidson Comedies, celebrating an ...

dvd watch: Classic Comedies...Imported!

ZaSu Pitts and Thelma Todd, Hal Roach’s distaff comedy duo. I never thought I would own copies of rare Hal Roach comedies of the 1920s and 30s in a series of meticulously-produced DVDs…and I certainly ...

Book reviews roundup

Burley Cross Postbox Theft by Nicola Barker, Syd Barrett: A Very Irregular Head by Rob Chapman and The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe "What emerges is a vastly ...