| Dec 5, 2013
Looking over the Siskel Film Center schedule recently, a little-known film from 1944 called "Christmas Holiday" starring Gene Kelly caught my eye. Hang on. Hang on! Gene Kelly made a Christmas movie? How have I missed this?
"It's one of the oddest...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"The Returned" (Sundance Channel, Thursdays). A French miniseries in eight parts, based on a 2004 film of the same French name ("Les Revenants") but a different English one ("They Came Back"). The word "zombie" is often mentioned in press for the series,...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt our program of dance music to bring you a special bulletin from the Intercontinental Radio News. At twenty minutes before eight, central time, Professor Farrell of the Mount Jennings Observatory, Chicago, Ill.,...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 9:00 AM
It was lost and now it's found, and the world of Orson Welles enthusiasts, which very much includes me, counts itself grateful and amazed.
I am talking about 66 minutes of footage from an endeavor called "Too Much Johnson," which Welles shot in 1938,...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Roman Polanski revels in recounting the story of how he met his wife, actress Emmanuelle Seigner, to whom he has been married for 25 years, and who is the mother of his two children. The year was 1985, and Polanski was in pre-production on "Pirates,"...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Turner Classic Movies, one of the best channels ever, marks its 20th anniversary Monday.
Movie fans everywhere say, "Thanks for the memories."
Viewers know that TCM is an oasis, free of commercials and editing, in an often obnoxious TV universe....
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:30 PM
LAS VEGAS -- Make no mistake, director Christopher Nolan appreciates the evolution of television as much as the next guy, but for him, it's celluloid or bust.
His November release, "Interstellar," which counts wormhole scientist Kip Thorne as one of...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Architecture fans can experience the opulent charm of downtown Los Angeles' historic movie palaces when the Los Angeles Conservancy's popular "Last Remaining Seats" film series kicks off June 11 with "The Lady Eve" at the Los Angeles Theatre.
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:32 AM
What makes a theatrical disaster more than just an insufferable evening in the theater? It's that people keep referencing it for years...and years...and years.
>>"Mark Twain: The Musical" at the Hartford Armory: In a blatant attempt to attract tourism...
| Feb 28, 2014
In reflecting on the kingdom he created, Walt Disney once said, "It all started with a mouse." For filmmaker Steven Spielberg, it all started with a truck. That is the premise that drives "Steven Spielberg and Duel: The Making of a Film Career" by...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 8:30 PM
SCOTT FOUNDAS: Well, Peter, another film festival draws to a close. It seems we were only just at Sundance, and now Berlin is but a memory. Time goes by so quickly...why, it's almost like being one of the characters in Richard Linklater's widely admired...