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On the set of Last Tango in Paris (1972)

(Above) Marlon Brando and director Bernardo Bertolucci (seated by camera) on the set of 1972’s Last Tango in Paris. I believe the camera is an old Mitchell.

Behind The Scenes

1987 Movie Review: THE LAST EMPEROR, 1987

Movie Reviews

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O’Toole

Review by Travis Seppala


A dramatic true history of Puyi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading Japanese, and finally to his obscure existence as just another peasant worker in the People’s Republic of China. 760 more words

The Bird With The Crystal Plumage

by Phil Freeman

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, released in 1970, was Dario Argento‘s directorial debut, and an immediate commercial and critical success. 496 more words

Burning Ambulance

The Conformist

Anyone who has ever tried to write serious criticism knows that it is much easier to be negative than positive, a difficulty that increases exponentially with work that moves us beyond reason. 472 more words


The Death of Louis XIV ★★★½

When I think of great slow cinema, this is the sort of film that comes to mind. The Death of Louis XIV chronicles just that, the final days leading up to the death of perhaps the most famous of all French kings, and no more. 442 more words

Episode 22. Brilliant Biopics

Where is the line between story and history? That’s the question as Alex and Jonathan take a look at three great films about three great historical figures: … 111 more words