2018 Cannes Film Festival lineup announced

Yesterday, the 2018 Cannes Film Festival lineup was announced bright and early. As always, it’s a moment in the cinematic year that marks a turning point of sorts. In fact, it really does seem like it ...

Cannes Lineup Includes New Films From Spike Lee, Jean-Luc Godard

Cannes Lineup Includes New Films From Spike Lee, Jean-Luc Godard New movies from Spike Lee (“BlacKkKlansman”), Jean-Luc Godard (“The Image Book”) and Oscar-winning “Ida” director Pawel Pawlikowski (“Cold War”) join previously announced “Solo: A Star Wars Story” at ...

New on Video: ‘Skidoo’

Skidoo Written by Doran William Cannon Directed by Otto Preminger USA, 1968 Of the nearly 70 films I’ve written about in this column, I would whole-heartedly recommend each without reservation, to ...

The Men Who Would Be Hughes (Plus Hepburn and the end of Rko)

Howard Hughes movies (photo: Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes in 'The Aviator') Turner Classic Movies will be showing the Howard Hughes-produced, John Farrow-directed, Baja California-set gangster ...

Sin City: A Dame to Kill | Review

Love the Sinner: Miller & Rodriguez Bring Back Hyperstylized Noir with Mixed Results It has been almost a decade since the visually innovative Sin City thrummed into theaters, cloaked in lascivious ...

Bonjour Tristesse; Plein Soleil – review

In his final column for the Observer, our film critic welcomes the re-release of two influential classics from the late 1950s What goes around comes around. Or "This is where we came in!", the words ...

When directors play movie villains

Odd List Ryan Lambie Jan 8, 2013 As Werner Herzog lights up the screen as the villain in Jack Reacher, we look at a few other directors who've turned evil for the movies... It takes a certain kind ...

Worth Remembering: Robert Mitchum (1917-1997) – “Baby I Don’t Care”

The title of Lee Server’s acclaimed 2002 biography, Robert Mitchum: Baby I Don’t Care (MacMillan), offers a perfect encapsulization of the eponymous actor: a hard-partying Hollywood Bad Boy who didn’t ...

Out of the Past: Five Old Flames

We at Mubi think that celebrating the films of 2010 should be a celebration of film viewing in 2010. Since all film and video is "old" one way or another, we present Out of a Past, a small (re-) ...

Noir City, San Francisco’S Annual Film Noir Festival, Returns For Its 9th Annual Celebration Of Hard-boiled Classics At The Castro Theatre, January 21-30th, 2011

By David Savage One of the most anticipated genre film festivals on the North American circuit is Noir City, the annual San Francisco Film Noir Festival, hosted at the glorious Castro Theatre – ...

The Jean Simmons I remember

The late actor was celebrated for her beauty and talent, but she had a streak of mischief that made her unforgettable Jean Simmons was only 12 years older than me, and as I grew up I cut out a lot of ...

Remembering Jean Simmons

Remembering Jean Simmons Remembering Jean Simmons, who died Friday of lung cancer at 80, the first thing I thought of is her performance in Angel Face. Opposite Robert Mitchum, Simmons played a femme fatale so fraught, she ...

Jean Simmons obituary

British-born film star known for her roles in Great Expectations and Spartacus Jean Simmons, who has died aged 80, had a bounteous moment, early in her career, when she seemed the likely casting for ...

Jean Simmons obituary

British-born film star known for her roles in Great Expectations and Spartacus Jean Simmons, who has died aged 80, had a bounteous moment, early in her career, when she seemed the likely casting for ...

Jean Simmons Dies at 80

Jean Simmons dies at 80. No, not the Gene Simmons we all know from the rock band 'Kiss'. Jean Simmons, a radiant British actress who appeared opposite of Laurence Olivier as a teenager in "Hamlet" has ...