Terminal Station & Indiscretion of an American Wife

Terminal Station & Indiscretion of an American Wife Don’t do it Vittorio! The Italian master’s last neorealist project was done ‘in collaboration’ with American producer David O. Selznick, who proceeded to crowbar his way into every directorial ...

‘Speer Goes to Hollywood’: Film Review

‘Speer Goes to Hollywood’: Film Review A rather pedestrian presentation of a potentially fascinating story, Vanessa Lapa’s “Speer Goes to Hollywood” expands on a little-known footnote to the Hydra-headed history of the post-war fates of ...

Glory to the holy WiFi! 7 ways ‘Parasite’ made history with its Oscar wins

Glory to the holy WiFi! 7 ways ‘Parasite’ made history with its Oscar wins “Parasite” became the first foreign language film to win Best Picture at the Oscars to go with three other victories for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film. ...

Moviegoing Memories: Agnieszka Holland

Moviegoing Memories is a series of short interviews with filmmakers about going to the movies. Agnieszka Holland's Mr. Jones is Mubi Go's Film of the Week of February 7, 2020.Notebook: How would you ...

The Oscar for Best Director doesn’t go to … 5 legendary filmmakers

The Oscar for Best Director doesn’t go to … 5 legendary filmmakers With the Academy Awards just around the corner, it’s time to talk about the “who didn’ts” — the actors who never won an Oscas, let alone received a nomination-as well as classic films that never saw ...

Does the Sam Mendes DGA win make ‘1917’ unbeatable for Best Picture at the Oscars?

Does the Sam Mendes DGA win make ‘1917’ unbeatable for Best Picture at the Oscars? Sam Mendes won at the Directors Guild of America Awards on January 25 for his helming of the WWI epic “1917.” The guild has a great track record of previewing the Best Director winner at the Academy ...

DGA winner Sam Mendes (‘1917’) is now frontrunner for Best Director at the Oscars

DGA winner Sam Mendes (‘1917’) is now frontrunner for Best Director at the Oscars Since the Directors Guild of America aligned its awards with the Oscars in 1950, only seven of its winners did not go on to claim the Best Director prize at the Oscars as well. That statistic bodes ...

2020 Directors Guild of America Awards winner will become frontrunner at Oscars

2020 Directors Guild of America Awards winner will become frontrunner at Oscars The nominees for the 72st annual edition of the DGA Awards are: Bong Joon Ho (“Parasite”), Sam Mendes (“1917”), Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”), Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”) ...

Will Directors Guild Awards preview Best Picture again after leading us astray last year?

The Directors Guild of America has been handing out awards for 71 years. Fifty-five of its picks for the best director of the year went on to claim bragging rights as the helmer of the Oscar winner ...

The War Lord

One of the more satisfying costume adventures of the ‘sixties is also one of its star’s best vehicles. Charlton Heston was born to play bigger-than-life historical types, and his Norman knight in this ...

Directors Guild of America Awards winner will become 2020 Oscars frontrunner

Directors Guild of America Awards winner will become 2020 Oscars frontrunner On Tuesday (January 7), the Directors Guild of America announced the nominees for the 72st annual edition of the DGA Awards. The five contenders are: Bong Joon Ho (“Parasite”), Sam Mendes (“1917”), ...

Will 2020 Directors Guild Awards preview Best Picture again after leading us astray last year?

In the 71-year history of the DGA Awards, the guild has honored the director of the eventual Oscar Best Picture winner a staggering 55 times. That success rate of 77% far eclipses that of both the PGA ...

The Third Man

This was the final commentary recorded for us by George Hickenlooper. Carol Reed’s endlessly watchable post-war thriller, the fourth pairing of Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles, is generally considered ...

Our Man in Havana

Director Carol Reed filmed his extremely well-cast adaptation of Grahame Greene’s spy novel on location in Havana only three months after Fidel Castro’s January 1959 revolution, and completed it just ...

Oliver!

With a fair number of grimly sardonic dramas like The Third Man and Odd Man Out on his resume, Carol Reed might have been seen as an odd choice to direct a big budget musical version of Dickens’ ...

The Man Between

Critics compare this sophisticated spy thriller to Carol Reed’s earlier Triumph set in Vienna with Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles — but it’s a different story altogether, not about black-market evil ...

Win A ‘The Third Man’ 70th Anniversary Poster & British Film Classics Blu-ray Bundle

The Third Man, Carol Reed’s film noir masterpiece returns to cinemas to celebrate its 70th Anniversary for a one-day special UK-wide release on Sunday 29Th September. To celebrate this special cinema ...

The Third Man review – torn between heaven and hell, a classic noir

Blustering, conceited, charming – Orson Welles is still spellbinding in Carol Reed’s compelling parable of guilt, now rereleased 70 years on ‘You used to believe in God!” That’s the devastating ...

Toronto Correspondences #11: Old World, Lost World

The Notebook is covering Tiff with an on-going correspondence between critics Fernando F. Croce Kelley Dong, and editor Daniel Kasman.The Wild Goose LakeDear Kelley and Danny,When this dispatch ...

Circus of Horrors

Four out of five psychologists agree that something rotten is alive and well between the sawdust and the high wire in the delirious Circus of Horrors. Lame big-top horror pix are common enough, but ...

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