Lost Horizon (1937)

It’s a wonder movie from the 1930s, a political fantasy that imagines a Utopia of peace and kindness hidden away in a distant mountain range — or in our daydreams. Sony’s new restoration is indeed ...

"Tear Down the Fences": Watching Capra in the Age of Trump

The retrospective Frank Capra, The American Dreamer is showing April 10 - May 31, 2017 in the United Kingdom.Frank CapraFrank Capra has fallen badly out of fashion in recent decades. While still ...

TCM's Oscar Series: Phony Oscar-Winning Biopic, Minor Hawn Classic

'A Beautiful Mind' with Russell Crowe. '31 Days of Oscar' on TCM: 'The Wind and the Lion,' 'The Man Who Would Be King' Turner Classic Movies' “31 Days of Oscar” continues on Saturday, Feb. 6, '16, ...

A Unique Superstar: 20th Century Icon Garbo on TCM

Greta Garbo movie 'The Kiss.' Greta Garbo movies on TCM Greta Garbo, a rarity among silent era movie stars, is Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” performer today, Aug. 26, '15. Now, why ...

Listen: 1-Hour Masterclass With Paul Thomas Anderson At The New York Film Festival

Earlier this month, Paul Thomas Anderson's feverishly anticipated "Inherent Vice" (read our review here) made its debut at the New York Film Festival. In addition to screening the film for the first ...

Movie Poster of the Week: Ernst Lubitsch’s “Broken Lullaby” and Other Auteurs Gone Wild

Above: Swedish one sheet by Gösta Åberg for Broken Lullaby (Ernst Lubitsch, USA, 1932). This rather unusual Swedish design, a mélange of various type and illustrative styles, is a poster for one of ...

Program Notes Gone Wild

A 9-film series of not-quite-classics (on 35mm), "Auteurs Gone Wild" runs at Anthology Film Archives from March 20-30, 2014; what follows are the director's cut of the program notes (with production ...

New Year, New Discoveries

For a dyed-in-the-wool film buff, getting a chance to see movies that haven’t been in circulation for decades is always enticing. Beginning tonight, UCLA Film & Television Archive is presenting a ...

Movie Poster of the Week: The Posters of Barbara Stanwyck

Above: Us poster for Forbidden (Frank Capra, USA, 1932) In honor of the month-long retrospective of the films of the great Barbara Stanwyck starting today at Film Forum in New York, I thought I’d ...

Daily Briefing. "Nasty-Ass" Pre-Code, Melvin van Peebles and More

Hollywood Before the Code: Nasty-Ass Films for a Nasty-Ass World! runs from today through Thursday at the Roxie in San Francisco and Dennis Harvey has a fun preview in the Bay Guardian. A snippet: ...

Metropolis, Frank Capra, Agatha Christie: BFI Southbank Screenings

Brigitte Helm in Fritz Lang's Metropolis (top); Jack Holt, Fay Wray in Frank Capra's Dirigible (middle); Walter Huston, Barry Fitzgerald, Roland Young, Louis Hayward, Judith Anderson in René Clair's ...