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    BAMcinématek Presents 'Back With a Vengeance' Series Featuring 'Foxy Brown,' 'Jeanne Dielman,' 'Nine to Five' and More

    Back in February, Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAMcinématek held "Vengeance is Hers," a series of films featuring cinema's greatest heroines and anti-heroines, and it was so popular that they had to bring it back. BAMcinématek has announced "Back with a Vengeance," a redux of the series that will thr...

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    New Year, New Discoveries

    For a dyed-in-the-wool film buff, getting a chance to see movies that haven’t been in circulation for decades is always enticing. Beginning tonight, UCLA Film & Television Archive is presenting a series called Columbia in the 1930s: Recent Restorations.

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    Watch: 5 Master Editing Techniques That Appear in Everything From 'Psycho' to 'Hugo'

    Many casual cinema-goers can name their favorite actors, actresses or directors, but not many outside of the industry have a favorite editor. I've often wondered why editors don't seem to get as much credit for the success of a film the same way that directors do. They are, after all responsible for...

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    A Hidden Gem Emerges On DVD

    As I wrote some months ago, 20th Century Fox is digging into its vaults to release a cornucopia of titles from the 1930s through the 1960s on made-to-order DVDs.

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    Criterion Collection Covers Come To Life Six Seconds at a Time Via Vine

    "Badlands," "Modern Times" and "A Man Escaped" get a clever Vine treatment inspired by the Criterion Collection films' cover art.

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    Capra-Corn in Austin, Texas

    I just returned from Austin, Texas, where I had the pleasure of presenting Frank Capra’s "Lady for a Day" (1933) to an enthusiastic audience at the historic Paramount Theatre, as part of its annual Summer Film Classics series.

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    Movie-Buff Heaven: The TCM Classic Film Festival

    Another edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival has wrapped in Hollywood, and I had a great time hosting a variety of events, as a backup to the channel’s stalwarts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz, and meeting a vast number of dedicated movie fans from all parts of the country.

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    SEEING DOUBLE: RARE FILMS IN ALTERNATE VERSIONS

    UCLA Film and Television Archive is giving film buffs in Los Angeles an unprecedented opportunity to view six pictures from the transitional period from silence to sound in dual versions, back to back.

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    Movie Songs That Remain Unsung

    Remember that romantic title song from 'A Place in the Sun'? You know, the one featuring a beaming Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift on the sheet music cover? Never mind that the story is a tragedy and the two stars seldom work up a grin, let alone a smile, in actual film. The idea was to promot...

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    More Cinefest Adventures…

    Cinefest is a feast of rare silent and early-talkie pictures, with three rotating pianists (all of them gifted) providing accompaniment. If the only surviving print of a film is incomplete, like the appealing Clara Bow-Buddy Rogers romantic comedy Get Your Man (1927), directed by Dorothy Arzner, we&...

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