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  • DVD Review: Sturges takes a serious turn

    DVD Review: Sturges takes a serious turn
    Following on the heels of its Blu-ray of Preston Sturges' “Palm Beach Story,” Criterion has released an excellent edition of what many consider Sturges's greatest film, “Sullivan's Travels.” Joel McCrea plays John L. Sullivan — boy wonder director of movies like “Hey, Hey in the Hayloft” and “Ants in Your Plants of 1939” — who wants to make a “serious” film of real social value, based on Sinclair Beckstein's epic of agony “O, Brother, Where Art Thou?” (Yes, this is where the Coen brothers got the title.) But, having led a pampered life, he decides to go out on the road for research, with 10 cents and pauper's clothing.
  • Financial crisis is timeless in 'American Clock'

    Financial crisis is timeless in 'American Clock'
    In a New York Times article on April 17 titled "Why Americans Don't Want to Soak the Rich," writer Neil Irwin pointed out that "Americans' desire to soak the rich has diminished even as the rich have more wealth available that could, theoretically, be...

    Home entertainment: 'Maps to the Stars' is a showbiz psychodrama

    Home entertainment: 'Maps to the Stars' is a showbiz psychodrama
    Maps to the Stars Universal, $19.98; Blu-ray, $26.98 Before Julianne Moore steamrolled through awards season with her Oscar-winning "Still Alice" performance, a lot of industry pundits expected her to be a contender for her turn as a mentally unstable...

    TCM Classic Film Festival: Peter Fonda remembers his father, Henry Fonda

    TCM Classic Film Festival: Peter Fonda remembers his father, Henry Fonda
    Who knew that Henry Fonda had a zany side? Of course, the Oscar-winning actor could be marvelously funny on screen in such comedies as Preston Sturges’ sparkling 1941 masterpiece, “The Lady Eve.” But he was best known for his...

    Kenneth Turan's DVD pick: Comedies with Colbert (no, not Stephen)

    Kenneth Turan's DVD pick: Comedies with Colbert (no, not Stephen)
    There was a time within the memories of those still living that the name Colbert associated with comedy referred to the great comedian Claudette Colbert, one of the queens of black-and-white wit. To refresh memories, the folks at Criterion have issued new...