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Top Ten Tuesday – Baby Driver Opens Friday, So Here Are the Best Car Chase Movies of the 1970’s

20 June 2017 4:31 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

There’s nothing like a good car chase in a movie. Maybe it’s the daring-do of the stunt drivers that makes you feel you’re in danger even though you’re comfortably in your seat, or the high stakes of the moment in which the characters we’re rooting for will either get out of the situation or have a gruesome finale, but an impressive car-chase scene can make even a mediocre movie a beloved classic.   What makes a car chase legendary, you ask? They’re the ones that keep you at the edge of your seat and actually fit in with the rest of the plot.

Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver opens June 23rd. Baby (Ansel Elgort), is an innocent-looking getaway driver who gets hardened criminals from point A to point B, with daredevil flair and a personal soundtrack running through his head. That’s because he’s »

- Tom Stockman

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John Heyman, Distinguished Financier and Producer, Dies at 84

9 June 2017 4:44 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Film producer and financier John Heyman, who founded influential British agency International Artists and the World Group Companies, died Friday in New York, his family told Variety via statement. He was 84.

John Heyman passed away in his sleep today, Friday the 9th of June,” the statement read.

His son, David Heyman, is the producer of the Harry Potter films, among many others.

Heyman’s World Film Sales pioneered the foreign pre-sales of films on a territory by territory basis.

John Heyman produced films including “The Go-Between” (1971), family sci-fi film “D.A.R.Y.L.” (1985) and “The Jesus Film” (1979). He was also an uncredited executive producer on David Lean’s 1984 E.M. Forster adaptation “A Passage to India.”

Over the course of his career he arranged financing of more than $3 billion to co-finance films including “Awakenings” and “The Odessa File” (at Columbia), “Edward Scissorhands,” “Home Alone” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (Fox), “Victor/Victoria” and »

- Carmel Dagan

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Cinema Retro Issue #38 Now Shipping To Subscribers Worldwide; Subscribe Or Renew Today!

5 June 2017 9:09 AM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

The latest issue of Cinema Retro (#38) has shipped to subscribers worldwide. 

Highlights of this issue include:

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of  The Dirty Dozen with an extensive report on the making and legacy of the film by Brian Hannan and fascinating insights by Dave Worrall. into the TV sequels and television series . 

Nicholas Anez looks back on the 1967 smash hit biker film The Born Losers that introduced the character of Billy Jack.

Mark Mawston gets an inside look at the movie music of director/composer John Carpenter.

Brian Davidson celebrates the career of actress Susan George.

Mark Mawston interviews actress and blues legend Dana Gillespie.

Dawn Dabell revisits the underrated cult movie The Hand of Night (aka The Best of Morocco).

Whatever happened to rising British star Victor Henry? Brian Davidson provides the tragic answer. 

Raymond Benson works overtime, providing us with his Ten Best Films of 1957.

Gareth Owen looks »

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The Criterion Collection Announces June Titles: ‘The Marseille Trilogy, ‘They Live by Night,’ ‘The Lodger’ and More

15 March 2017 4:01 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Marcel Pagnols’ Marseille Trilogy, Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog” and Nicholas Ray’s “They Live by Night” are among the new titles joining the Criterion Collection this June. In addition, Kenji Mizoguchi’s “Ugetsu” and Sam Peckinpah’s “Straw Dogs” are being upgraded in new Blu-ray editions. More information below.

Read More: The Criterion Collection Announces May Titles: ‘Ghost World,’ ‘Dheepan,’ ‘Jeanne Dielman’ and More


“Having refined his craft in the silent era, Kenji Mizoguchi was an elder statesman of Japanese cinema-fiercely revered by Akira Kurosawa and other younger directors-by the time he made ‘Ugetsu.’ And with this exquisite ghost story, a fatalistic wartime tragedy derived from stories by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, he created a touchstone of his art, his long takes and sweeping camera guiding the viewer through a delirious narrative about two villagers whose pursuit of fame and »

- Michael Nordine

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