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  • Early cinema champion gets a loving restrospective

    Early cinema champion gets a loving restrospective
    In a thoughtfully lavish act of curation, Northwestern University's Block Cinema is paying tribute to cinema's greatest pack rat and most ardent champion — the man whom poet and filmmaker Jean Cocteau once described as "the dragon watching over our treasures."
  • Film Review: 'The Duke of Burgundy'

    After paying elaborate tribute to Italian "giallo" horror films in his 2012 "Berberian Sound Studio," British director Peter Strickland applies much the same formula to the high-toned Euro sexploitation pics of the 1960s and '70s in "The Duke of Burgundy,...

    Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' Wins 2014 Fipresci Grand Prix

    MADRID -- Finally getting something like global recognition, Richard Linklater has won the 2014 Intl. Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci) Grand Prix for film of the year. Shot over 12 years between 2002 and 2013, and tracking boy actor Ellar Coltrane's...

    Kenji Mizoguchi's 'The Life of Oharu' an enduring tale of struggle

     Kenji Mizoguchi's 'The Life of Oharu' an enduring tale of struggle
    When director Kenji Mizoguchi died of leukemia in 1956 he was 58 and a leading figure in world cinema, championed by members of the French New Wave, and the recipient of major prizes at the Venice Film Festival three years in a row. Along with Yasujiro...

    Director Howard Hawks, in focus

    Director Howard Hawks, in focus
    Howard Hawks never met a movie genre he couldn't adapt to splendidly. In a career that spanned the silent era to 1970, Hawks directed gangster melodrama (1932's "Scarface") screwball comedies (1938's "Bringing Up Baby"), westerns (1948's "Red River"),...