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  • An even more enchanting 'Tales of Hoffmann' after restoration

    Martin Scorsese said it was a big influence on his films "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull." George Romero, director of the seminal zombie thriller "Night of the Living Dead," said it was the reason he became a filmmaker.
  • Sub thriller 'Black Sea' plumbs depths of identity in hunt for gold

     Sub thriller 'Black Sea' plumbs depths of identity in hunt for gold
    On the surface, "Black Sea" is a gritty thriller about a submarine crew on a dangerous mission to retrieve a German U-boat supposedly filled with gold bars that sank in the Black Sea. But director Kevin Macdonald ("The Last King of Scotland") employs...

    Schoonmaker, Scorsese Talk Up 'Tales of Hoffmann'

    LYON - Martin Scorsese has influenced generations of new filmmakers. But who and what films influenced Scorsese? One front-runner: "The Tales of Hoffmann," Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's 1951 adaptation of Jacques Offenbach's opera, which...

    'Guys and Dolls' Joins Venice Classics Line-up

    LONDON -- The Venice Film Festival has unveiled its Venice Classics line-up, which includes Joseph L. Mankiewicz's "Guys and Dolls" (1955) and Francois Truffaut's "Baisers voles" (Stolen Kisses, 1968). The section is devoted to classic films that have...

    Review: 'On Approval' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'On Approval' ★★&#9733 1/2
    It won't appeal to everyone; those who have no taste for whipped cream, or for fancifully antiquated drawing-room-battle-of-the-sexes contraptions, will respond poorly to "On Approval." Whatever, their loss. Relatively unknown in America, this impish...