Category: movies

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 |…

Watch: TCM Remembers (2021)

A yearly tradition, TCM Remembers celebrates the life and work of bright lights that will never fade. 22 December 2021 | James Porteous | Clipper Media #TCMRemembers the…

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…

Obituary: Michael Constantine – Actor (94)

His many roles included the hit TV series ‘Room 222,’ the film ‘The Hustler’ with Paul Newman and as the father in ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding.’ Photo:…

Watch: Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Belfast’ Trailer

Judi Dench, Ciarán Hinds, Caitríona Balfe, and Jamie Dornan star in Kenneth Branagh’s B&W coming-of-age tale set amid the tumult of late-1960s Northern Ireland. Photo: Focus Features 03…

Hong Kong to Censor, Retroactively Ban Films

Photo: ANTHONY KWAN/GETTY IMAGES The proposed Film Censorship Ordinance gives the city’s censors wider powers and increases the maximum jail sentence to three years for illegal screenings. 24…

How to resist ‘subliminal’ product placement sales pitches

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: 731; PHOTO: PARAMOUNT PICTURES With viewers watching to ad-free streamers, ad agencies hope to perpetuate the silly fiction that ‘product placement’ will drive ‘consumers’ clamouring to…

The political history of dubbing in films

Photo: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly by Sergio Leone is a classic example of dubbed post-war European film. Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy As an English-speaker in Europe I…

The 10 Best John Frankenheimer Movies

Photo: The French Connection II (1975) No, you might be immediately familiar with the name. But you have probably heard of Grand Prix, French Connection II, Ronin… 21…

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