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Offbeat Romantic Movies That Are Highly Underrated

Maybe it’s Valentine’s Day, and you’re looking to get into the spirit of the occasion. Or maybe it’s date night, and you’re looking to take things further with someone new, or to keep that romantic spark going strong with a longtime love.Regardless, you probably have the same problem that we do. So many of us […]

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14 Middle Eastern and North African films to tempt festival directors in 2022

Cannes 2019 discoveries Mounia Meddour and Maryam Touzani are among the Mena filmmakers with works in post-production.Middle Eastern and North African cinema enjoyed a high profile on the 2021 festival scene thanks to a raft of works from the region including Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch’s Casablanca Beats, Egyptian Cannes Critics’ Week winner Feathers, Lebanese filmmaker […]

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‘Army of the Dead’ in Theaters Means Netflix and Exhibition Both Get to Win

“Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”The final line in “Casablanca,” with Humphrey Bogart’s Rick commenting on the marriage of convenience with French Vichy Captain Renault, might serve for theaters and Netflix. The movie that’s testing that bond is not a cinema classic; it’s Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead,” an […]

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Film Score Pioneer Max Steiner Is Ripe for Rediscovery, with the Help of a New Biography

Composer Max Steiner, whose scores for “King Kong,” “Gone With the Wind” and “Casablanca” placed him in the movie-music pantheon, isn’t much discussed today. He seems to belong to that old-school, pre-synthesizer world of orchestral scoring from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s.But as author Steven C. Smith points out in his engrossing new biography of […]

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‘Parasite’ as an HBO Miniseries? This Is Not Your Father’s Foreign-Film Crossover (Column)

There’s a time-honored tradition of turning celebrated movies into television series. A lot of them have ended up as sitcoms: “The Odd Couple,” “M*A*S*H,” “Alice” (spun out of Martin Scorsese’s 1974 landmark “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”). But not all of them. Did you know that “Casablanca” was turned into two different TV series, one […]

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‘Field of Dreams’ Turns 30: Why the Baseball Classic Still Holds a Special Place in America’s Hearts (and Heartland)

Humphrey Bogart never said, “Play it again, Sam” in the 1942 Oscar-winning classic “Casablanca.” In fact, no one says it in the movie.And the mysterious voice in the adored 1989 fantasy film “Field of Dreams” does not tell Kevin Costner: “If you build it, they will come.”Released 30 years ago on April 21, 1989, “Field […]

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‘My Annie Hall,’ A Charming Short Film Starring Senior Citizens, Has Woody Allen’s Blessing

A pair of twenty-something filmmakers made a 30-minute short called “My Annie Hall,” starring members of a New York City senior center. Matt Starr and Ellie Sachs did not seek writer-director Woody Allen’s approval to use copyrighted material from “Annie Hall” — the winner of four Oscars, including Best Picture of 1978 — but received […]

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FilmStruck Now Offers Classic WB Movies Including ‘Citizen Kane’ and ‘Casablanca’

FilmStruck was already a pretty great service. While plenty of other streamers out there were competing for the same movies made after 1988, FilmStruck carved out its niche as the place you could go for classic, old indies, and foreign films thanks to the partnering of Turner Classic Movies and The Criterion Collection. Now they’ve […]

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