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  • 'Magician' conjures up the wonder that was Orson Welles

    Kanye West never cut a duet with Orson Welles. But younger people should know him, and Chuck Workman's fine, brisk and thoroughly entertaining overview of Orson, "Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles," easily makes the case why.
  • 'Magician' serves up many tidbits about Orson Welles

    'Magician' serves up many tidbits about Orson Welles
    No single feature-length documentary on the director of "Citizen Kane" is ever going to fully portray the scope of Orson Welles' triumphs, deflations and career eccentricities. Even Welles biographer Simon Callow is taking three volumes with it. But...

    The great career of Philip Seymour Hoffman

    "MISTAKES are part of the dues one pays for a full life," said the star actress Sophia Loren. Well, it's not always "a full life" that one makes a mistake for and has to pay. Take the case of our friend, Philip Seymour Hoffman who left us Super Bowl...

    Long-lost early Orson Welles film 'Too Much Johnson' recovered

    Long-lost early Orson Welles film 'Too Much Johnson' recovered
    Orson Welles' long-lost film "Too Much Johnson," which the seminal filmmaker directed two years before coming to Hollywood to make his landmark 1941 drama "Citizen Kane," has been recovered. The announcement was made by the National Film Preservation...

    Simon Callow's solo show can be short on revelation

    Simon Callow's solo show can be short on revelation
    Had Simon Callow arrived in lawless Chicago a century or more ago, like one of those famous traveling British Shakespeareans of yore, proudly proselytizing for the Bard amid the stockyards and the hookers of the Levee, his "Being Shakespeare" would likely...