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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


Best Director - 1970

Official Nominations: Franklin J Schaffner. Robert Altman. Federico Fellini. Arthur Hiller. Ken Russell.

Schaffner picked up the win for Patton this year – one of the most legendary biopics of all time. 440 more words

The Oscars

March 16: Happy Birthday Isabelle Huppert and Jerry Lewis

French actress Isabelle Huppert is turning 64 today.  She made her debut in 1971 on French television and her film debut a year later.  Two of her early successes were in the 1975 film… 1,387 more words

Celebrity Birthdays