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  • 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.
  • 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...

    Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker: Match made in an editing room

    Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker: Match made in an editing room
    In the history of cinema, there haven't been many collaborations like the one between director Martin Scorsese and his longtime film editor Thelma Schoonmaker. Schoonmaker has been Scorsese's editor since 1980's "Raging Bull," for which she won the...

    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...