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Robert Altman’s The Player at 30

Even after 30 years (!) The Player remains on my personal ‘high rotation’ list. It remains a complete joy, from beginning to end. Photo: Griffin Mill at work…

Edgar Wright Interviews Steven Spielberg About His Film ‘Duel’

When asked to write essays on their favourite Steven Spielberg movie, Edgar Wright jumped on the phone and had a 45-minute discussion with Spielberg about  Duel Photo: Dennis Weaver in…

Coppola: Restoring ‘The Godfather’ to Its Original Glory

He was ‘trying to get it to look like it did at the original screening, when it was only two weeks old, not 20 years old or 50…

Don’t ask Armando Iannucci if ‘satire is dead’

The film and TV writer answers your questions on advising Boris Johnson, dining with Alan Partridge and more 24 February 2022 | Rich Pelley | The Guardian |…

Obituary: Ivan Reitman – producer and director (75)

From Ghostbusters to Animal House, to an off-Broadway Lampoon revue that featured John Belushi, Gilda Radner and Bill Murray. Photo: Filmmaker Ivan Reitman poses for a portrait at…

Obituary: Douglas Trumbull – Visual Effects, Director (2001, Close Encounters) ( 79)

The visual effects artist and director was known for his innovative work on 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Blade Runner Photo: Douglas…

Oliver Stone’s ‘JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass’

Given our current state of affairs, it might be said that Mr. Stone has made a documentary for future generations. They will certainly discover a detailed examination of…

Trainspotting: Behind the Scenes

Irvine Welsh’s verdict on the script (‘too effete’), the problem with the excrement scene … the cast and crew relive the making of the classic 1996 film Photo:…

The French Connection at 50

Photo: Gene Hackman in The French Connection. Photograph: Allstar/20thCentury Fox/Sportsphoto Ltd/Allstar 09 October 2021 | Scott Tobias | The Guardian The advantage of shooting on location is that fiction…

Jim Jarmusch’s Collages Are Ready for Their Close-Up

The filmmaker has been quietly making small, eerie collages on newsprint for 20 years, with faces switched onto other bodies. Photo: “I can work on them anywhere,” Jarmusch…

Obituary: Jay Sandrich – Sitcom Director (89)

Acclaimed for his work on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Cosby Show,” he also made a crucial casting decision about “The Golden Girls.” Photo: Bettmann, via…

Youth Unstoppable (documentary)

Youth Unstoppable is a new documentary, filmed over eight years, documenting the rise of the youth climate movement, told through the eyes of youth climate activists. Photo: Youth…

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