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Twin Peaks, Season 2, Episode 11, “Masked Ball”
Written by Duwayne Dunham
Directed by Barry Pullman
Aired December 15, 1990 on ABC
“There is also a legend of a place called the Black Lodge, the shadow self of the White Lodge. Legend says that every spirit must pass through there on the way to perfection. There, you will meet your own shadow self. My people call it the Dweller on the Threshold. But it is said, if you confront the Black Lodge with imperfect courage, it will utterly annihilate your soul.” - Deputy Hawk
The long-awaited revival of Twin Peaks returned from its own horrific limbo in the Black Lodge earlier this month, when David Lynch announced on Twitter that he’d worked out a deal with Showtime to honor his original commitment to direct the third season—only six weeks after he’d walked away from the project in a similarly public fashion. »
- Les Chappell
Several songs axed from My Fair Lady are to be heard in public for the first time in nearly six decades tonight (May 19).
They had already dropped five other songs before the show was even staged.
The original scores have been discovered in an archive by the University of Sheffield's Dr Dominic McHugh, and will be performed during a one-off concert in Sheffield.
Dr McHugh said it was "the most exciting discovery [he's] ever made".
"My Fair Lady is such a cultural phenomenon that to find material that belonged to it briefly and was then lost for a good 50 or 60 years was extremely thrilling."
In 2002, filmmaker Todd Haynes explored male homosexuality in 1950s America in Far From Heaven. In Carol, presented in the Official Selection at Cannes, he tackles lesbian romance, adapted from the Patricia Highsmith novel The Price of Salt, also set in the same time period. It is one of those films that you either love or have mixed feelings about. It may be dazzling in cinematography, acting and ambiance, but it falters in script. We first meet Carol Aird and Therese Belivet in a tearoom. It is obvious thy have not seen one another in a while. But they’re interrupted by one of Therese’s friends who invites her to a party. As hey leave, we flashback to the first encounter between these two women. [caption id="attachment_459065" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via The Weinstein Company[/caption] Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett) is a wealthy New Jersey housewife on the brink of divorce because of an affair »
- Talia Soghomonian
Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg on the Oscars' Red Carpet Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Spielberg has taken home two Best Director Oscars: Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Schindler's List also won Best Picture, but Saving Private Ryan lost to John Madden's Miramax-distributed Shakespeare in Love. There was quite a bit of animosity at the time, as some felt that Miramax, owned by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, overdid its Oscar campaigning – while still managing to sway enough Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members to vote for its film. Somewhat ironically, at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony Steven Spielberg presented the Best Picture Award to The King's Speech. Toplining Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce, and Claire Bloom, this British production was »
- D. Zhea
'The Fixer' movie with Alan Bates, Dirk Bogarde and Ian Holm (background) 'The Fixer' movie review: 1968 anti-Semitism drama wrecked by cast, direction, and writing In 1969, director John Frankenheimer declared that he felt "better about The Fixer than anything I've ever done in my life." Considering Frankenheimer's previous output – Seven Days in May, the much admired The Manchurian Candidate – it is hard to believe that the director was being anything but a good P.R. man for his latest release. Adapted from Bernard Malamud's National Book Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (itself based on the real story of Jewish brick-factory worker Menahem Mendel Beilis), The Fixer is an overlong, overblown, and overwrought contrivance that, albeit well meaning, carelessly misuses most of the talent involved while sadistically abusing the patience – and at times the intelligence – of its viewers. John Frankenheimer overindulges in 1960s kitsch John Frankenheimer »
- Andre Soares
Film4’s programme of open-air screenings at London’s Somerset House will kick off with Anne Fontaine’s comedy Gemma Bovery starring Gemma Arterton, based on the character by British writer Posy Simmonds.
Film4 Summer Screen (August 6-19) will feature 14 nights of open air films at Somerset House, accompanied by a series of talks and special events in Behind the Screen.
The line up will also include Werner Herzog’s Aguirre, Wrath of God »
- email@example.com (Sarah Cooper)
“I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people's minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing.” —Audrey Hepburn With the radiance of a rainbow, the shyness of a 14-year-old girl in love and the elegance of Fur Elise, Audrey Hepburn was one of a kind. Perfect10’s beautiful and touching tribute “The Films of Audrey Hepburn” demonstrates that her potency is undimmed a half century after her peak. Hepburn's iconic fashion sense is celebrated herein, as is her best work “Sabrina” (1954), “The Nun’s Story” (1959), “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” (1961), “Charade” (1963), and “My Fair Lady” (1964). Check out the wonderful tribute "The Films of Audrey Hepburn below. [35Mm] »
- Abdulrahman Khawj
'Sideways' movie, with Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church 'Sideways' movie review: California winery tour follows conventional road to male maturity With the 1999 Matthew Broderick-Reese Witherspoon vehicle Election, Alexander Payne displayed a flair for satirical comedy the likes of which would have turned Billy Wilder greener (with envy) than the Sideways poster found further below in this commentary. With the 2002 Jack Nicholson star vehicle About Schmidt, Payne demonstrated that his comedic flair could go the way of Wilder's in fluff like Sabrina and Love in the Afternoon: artificial, cutesy, bland.* In Sideways, Payne opted for the safer About Schmidt route – which may explain the film's enormous popularity with critics and audiences alike. For my part, I found his adaptation (with Jim Taylor) of Rex Pickett's novel to be an overlong, moralistic, and thoroughly unconvincing effort. (Warning: This Sideways movie review contains spoilers. »
- Andre Soares
Read More: Lena Dunham Shares Her Love for 'I Am a Sex Addict' in Exclusive Excerpt From 'Digging My Own Grave' Zoe Kazan and Lena Dunham put a 21st century hipster spin on the classic looks pioneered by starlets Audrey Hepburn, Katherine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich in Dunham's latest creative endeavor, a short film called "Voting Audrey." The film premiered on the YouTube channel for the retail company "& Other Stories" and features styles from a new collection that will debut on the & Other Stories website on May 12. Kazan stars as a young woman running for public office, in the midst of canvasing a neighborhood for votes. After knocking on countless doors and being rejected every single time, Kazan's character launches into a bizarre fantasy sequence in which she has become President. Awkward press interviews and dance sequences ensue, set to the tune of Chantal Claret's "Let Me See The Devil. »
- Shipra Harbola Gupta
This week marks the 10th anniversary of the release of "Crash" (on May 6, 2005), an all-star movie whose controversy came not from its provocative treatment of racial issues but from its Best Picture Oscar victory a few months later, against what many critics felt was a much more deserving movie, "Brokeback Mountain."
The "Crash" vs. "Brokeback" battle is one of those lingering disputes that makes the Academy Awards so fascinating, year after year. Moviegoers and critics who revisit older movies are constantly judging the Academy's judgment. Even decades of hindsight may not always be enough to tell whether the Oscar voters of a particular year got it right or wrong. Whether it's "Birdman" vs. "Boyhood," "The King's Speech" vs. "The Social Network," "Saving Private Ryan" vs. "Shakespeare in Love" or even "An American in Paris" vs. "A Streetcar Named Desire," we're still confirming the Academy's taste or dismissing it as hopelessly off-base years later. »
- Gary Susman
“She batted them pretty little eyes at you, and you fell for it like an egg from a tall chicken!”
Charade plays at The Hi-Pointe Theater ( 1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, Mo 63117) Saturday, May 9th at 10:30am as part of their Classic Film Series
It’s been said that Charade (1963) is the best Alfred Hitchcock movie not directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Despite a notable body count and a few suspenseful moments, Charade is really a romantic comedy. Despite its intricate plot of double crosses, fake identities and a mad search for some missing loot in a picture-postcard Paris, it is designed to amuse. It is Hitchcock-lite; as directed by Stanley Donen, a man best known for directing films like Singin’ In The Rain, the film also is constructed like a musical, stringing together a few remarkable set pieces with a silly plot and clever banter. But most of all, Charade »
- Tom Stockman
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Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on the Oscars' Red Carpet Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson at the Academy Awards Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson are seen above arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 95-year-old Wallach had received an Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in November 2010. See also: "Doris Day Inexplicably Snubbed by Academy," "Maureen O'Hara Honorary Oscar," "Honorary Oscars: Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo Among Rare Women Recipients," and "Hayao Miyazaki Getting Honorary Oscar." Delayed film debut The Actors Studio-trained Eli Wallach was to have made his film debut in Fred Zinnemann's Academy Award-winning 1953 blockbuster From Here to Eternity. Ultimately, however, Frank Sinatra – then a has-been following a string of box office duds – was cast for a pittance, getting beaten to a pulp by a pre-stardom Ernest Borgnine. For his bloodied efforts, Sinatra went on »
- D. Zhea
Want to watch that amazing train chase sequence from "Skyfall" one more time? Get to streaming the 2012 James Bond film before May 5, because it's one of the many films leaving Netflix's queue. How about the original "RoboCop"? You have until May 1 to comply, er, stream it. And if you want to catch up on Audrey Hepburn classics "Funny Face" and "Sabrina," those will also be leaving soon, as well as "Romancing the Stone" and its sequel, "The Jewel of the Nile."
Here's a complete list of the movies that Netflix is pulling from your streaming list. And, just so you're not left empty-handed, here's a list of what's new on Netflix in May 2015. (All titles and dates provided by Netflix and subject to change.)
Leaving May 1
"6 Bullets" (2012)
"12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue" (2012)
"A Knight's Tale" (2001)
"The Accused" (1988)
"Airplane II: The Sequel" (1982)
"All I Want for Christmas" (1991)
- Sharon Knolle
Delphine [Selles-Alvarez] has chosen the perfect movie to open the Haute Couture on Film series. Stanley Donen, who previously co-directed On The Town and Singin' In The Rain, both with Gene Kelly, is a specialist in connecting painted picture book backgrounds, still objects, colours, patterns, studio sets or actual city streets and making them come alive more vividly than any realism could accomplish. The power of fashion as moving art is a part of it. You remember what people are wearing in a Donen film.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
While Stanley Kubrick gave us thirteen features, there’s also a handful of projects he developed that will never see the light of day under his direction. A few are featured in a recently shared documentary, and easily the closest to coming together was Napoleon. The meticulously researched war epic was courting Audrey Hepburn and Jack Nicholson, who would go on to […] »
- Jordan Raup
Spring in New York comes alive with Haute Couture on Film featuring the work of Hubert de Givenchy in Stanley Donen's Funny Face, starring Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire and Kay Thompson, presented by Eye For Film's Anne-Katrin Titze on April 7.
See creations by Pierre Cardin in Jacques Demy's Bay Of Angels (La Baie Des Anges) with Jeanne Moreau, Claude Mann, Paul Guers and Henri Nassiet. Emanuel Ungaro made the clothes for Gena Rowlands in John Cassavetes' Gloria with Julie Carmen and Buck Henry. Coco Chanel in Jean Renoir's The Rules Of The Game (La Règle Du Jeu) dressed Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost, Mila Parély and Odette Talazac. Be dazzled by Christian Dior in Jean Negulesco's How To Marry A Millionaire with Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, and Lauren Bacall. Yves Saint Laurent's »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
The TCM Classic Film Festival opens this evening in Los Angeles with a 50th anniversary screening of The Sound of Music and both Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer will be there. The festival features world premiere restorations of 1939's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the 1928 Buster Keaton comedy Steamboat Bill, Jr. and The Grim Game, a newly rediscovered 1919 silent feature with Harry Houdini. Shirley MacLaine will talk about working with William Wyler and Audrey Hepburn on The Children's Hour, Sophia Loren will be there and on and on. A preview. » - David Hudson »
Like the best horror and opera, "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" is always stylish and always grim. In the pantheon of essential movies you only need to see once because their impact is so specific and traumatizing, "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" is my ultimate recommendation. It's a movie that promises cynicism from the get-go, accumulates snideness and rancor with each step of its harrowing Depression-era dance marathon, and -- without ever straying from its blatant nihilism -- offers up something beautiful: a story as carnivalesque as a Hitchcock thriller but as prescient as "Network." I refuse to tell you much more about it. I guarantee you will not regret watching it, and I promise you will wonder why its message, power, and performances aren't more vaunted. If you're not gasping at Susannah York's Oscar-nominated unraveling, you're shrieking at Gig Young's Oscar-winning lunacy. If Michael Sarrazin's plummy-eyed innocence isn't breaking your heart, »
- Louis Virtel
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