Brute Force

Brute Force If you have to name One movie that’s not likely to ever be screened in a prison, this one’s a good bet. In his sophomore starring outing Burt Lancaster leads a group of rebel convicts on a do-or-die ...

George R.R. Martin Assures ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Two Prequel Series Can Coexist at Once

News broke September 12 that HBO was nearing a pilot order for a new “Game of Thrones” prequel series from George R.R. Martin and “Colony” showrunner Ryan Condal. A pilot order would mean HBO would ...

BAMcinemaFest Review: ‘The Hottest August’ is an Expressive, Expansive Portrait of Summer in NYC

Where better than New York City to make a structuralist film? Cities are iterative, their street grids diagrams of theme and variation, and New York most of all—with its streets and avenues named for ...

‘Oh Mercy!’: Arnaud Desplechin Tackles The Crime Genre With Léa Seydoux & Sara Forestier [Cannes Review]

“There are eight million stories in the naked city; this has been one of them.” This line, which closes film noir classic “The Naked City,” would fit comfortably among the dialogue of Arnaud ...

Hating the Oscars the Right Way

Hating the Oscars. Hardly an original pursuit—the act itself has a storied history—though certainly an irresistible one. No less a figure than George C. Scott, Academy Award winner for the title role ...

Can ‘Roma’ overcome editing snub to win Best Picture at Oscars?

Can ‘Roma’ overcome editing snub to win Best Picture at Oscars? One of the most reliable predictors of the Best Picture winner at the Oscars has been the Best Film Editing category. Only 10 films have taken home the big prize without at least contending for ...

Venice 2018. Lineup

Non-FictionThe programme for the 2018 edition of the Venice Film Festival has been unveiled, and includes new films from Tsai Ming-liang, Frederick Wiseman, Sergei Loznitsa, Olivier Assayas, the Coen ...

Venice Film Festival 2018 Lineup Revealed: ‘Roma,’ ‘Suspiria,’ ‘The Favourite,’ Coen Brothers’ ‘Buster Scruggs,’ and More

Venice Film Festival 2018 Lineup Revealed: ‘Roma,’ ‘Suspiria,’ ‘The Favourite,’ Coen Brothers’ ‘Buster Scruggs,’ and More The Venice Film Festival is celebrating its 75th year in 2018 with a star-studded lineup that includes world premieres from Damien Chazelle, Bradley Cooper, Luca Guadagnino, and Alfonso Cuarón. The ...

T-Men — Special Edition

Found: a must-see Film noir in all its brutal glory, restored to a level of quality not seen in years. Anthony Mann and John Alton made their reputations with ninety minutes of chiaroscuro heaven — ...

Sol Negrin Dies: Emmy-Nominated Cinematographer Was 88

Sol Negrin, five-time Emmy-nominated cinematographer, best known for his work on Kojak (1974-77) and St. Elsewhere (1982), died on March 20, Icg confirmed today. He was 88. Born in New York City, ...

Witness the Evolution of Cinematography with Compilation of Oscar Winners

This past weekend, the American Society of Cinematographers awarded Greig Fraser for his contribution to Lion as last year’s greatest accomplishment in the field. Of course, his achievement was just a ...

Discover the Twisty World of French Noir in Video Montage

It’s unlikely that you want another person who’ll describe the virtues of Out of the Past, Double Indemnity, Touch of Evil, The Maltese Falcon, Laura, The Third Man, The Naked City — which, while ...

Preview of Titan and Hard Case Crime’s Peepland #1

Titan Comics has released a preview of Peepland #1, a neo-noir series from writers Christa Faust (Money Shot, Nightmare on Elm Street) and Gary Phillips (The Underbelly, The Rinse) and artist Andrea ...

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

A special edition of this confirmed '70s crowd pleaser?  I'm there. Robert Shaw has big plans to hijack a New York subway car, and subway cop Walter Matthau is determined to stop him. The Taking of ...

George R.R. Martin pitches Tales of Dunk & Egg as a Game of Thrones spinoff

Earlier this week, Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss dismissed talk of a spinoff to HBO’s epic fantasy series as rumour. However, that didn’t stop EW from seeking out the ...

George R.R. Martin Has Ideas For a Game Of Thrones Spin-Off

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the showrunners of Game of Thrones, are so busy producing their show that they haven't thought about a potential prequel or spin-off series, and HBO, content with having ...

'Game of Thrones' Author George R.R. Martin Has a TV Spinoff Idea

'Game of Thrones' Author George R.R. Martin Has a TV Spinoff Idea Last week it was widely reported that a Game of Thrones spinoff is not currently in the works. Though, it's not out of the question. Creator of Westeros and author of the Ice and Fire novels upon ...

Father of the Bride

This is one of Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor's best, written and directed by the classy MGM team of director Vincente Minnelli and writers Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett. It inspired a ...

Classic French Film Festival March 4th -20th at Webster University

The Eighth Annual Robert Classic French Film Festival — co-produced by Cinema St. Louis and the Webster University Film Series — celebrates St. Louis’ Gallic heritage and France’s cinematic legacy. ...

Noir Takes a Holiday: Close-Up on Jules Dassin's "The Law"

Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. The Law is playing on Mubi in the Us through January 21, 2016.For those who like nice touches, keep your eye on the bird. In Jules ...

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