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Stakeout on Dope Street

24 September 2016 7:22 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

With a title like this you know it has to be good. Irvin Kershner got his start directing on this small-scale tale of kids and crime. Jonathan Haze and Abby Dalton are standouts in the cast, while the uncredited executive producer who put up the cash is said to have been Roger Corman. It's a beautiful widescreen transfer -- the film was one of the first features shot by Haskell Wexler, who is also uncredited. Stakeout on Dope Street DVD-r The Warner Archive Collection 1958 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 83 min. / Street Date June 22, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Yale Wexler, Jonathon Haze, Morris Miller (Stever Marlo), Abby Dalton, Allen Kramer, Herman Rudin, Philip Mansour, Andrew J. Fenady, Herschel Bernardi, Coleman Francis. Cinematography Mark Jeffrey (Haskell Wexler) Film Editor Melvin Sloan Original Music Richard Markowitz Story and Screenplay by Andrew J. Fenady, Irvin Kershner, Irvin Schwartz Produced by Andrew J. Fenady Directed »

- Glenn Erickson

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Liz and Dick Who’S Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? This Weekend at Webster University

10 July 2016 5:33 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“You are cordially invited to George and Martha’s for an evening of fun and games”

Who’S Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966) screens this Friday through Sunday (July 15th-17th) at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, Mo 63119). The film begins each evening at 8:00. 

Director Mike Nichol’s Who’S Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?  a famous and shocking black comedy from 1966, is based on Edward Albee’s scandalous play of the same name. First performed in New York in October of 1962, it captured the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and the Tony Award for the 1962-63 season.

We are introduced to George (Richard Burton), a middle-aged history professor, and his acerbic wife, Martha (Elizabeth Taylor).The movie presents an all-night drinking bout of the couple, joined by a vacuous biology professor, Nick (George Seagal), and his wife, Honey (Sandy Dennis).Through the verbal torturing of one another, »

- Tom Stockman

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Pt 1: "What a Dump!"

21 June 2016 8:11 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

You are cordially invited to George and Martha's for an evening of fun and games*

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Directed by Mike Nichols

Adapted by Ernest Lehman from the play by Edward Albee

Released by Warner Bros on June 22nd, 1966

Nominated for 13 Oscars, winning 5.

To celebrate the anniversary of this stone cold classic from 1966, Team Experience is revisiting the picture, tag team relay style, all week long as we did with Rebecca, Silence of the Lambs, and Thelma & Louise.

Pt 1 by Nathaniel R

50th Anniversary Four Part Mini Series 

When I was a young teenager, a multiplex opened about a half hour from my house that, like every multiplex, showed whatever movies were in wide release. But here was something novel and unfortunately not copied by every multiplex in the land thereafter: they devoted one of their screens exclusively to charity -- the charity of young cinephilia that is. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Ten Things I Learned At The 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival

7 May 2016 1:12 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Well, another year spent in the company of classic cinema curated by the TCM Classic Film Festival has come and gone, leaving me with several great experiences watching favorite films and ones I’d never before seen, some already cherished memories, and the usual weary bag of bones for a body in the aftermath. (I usually come down with something when I decompress post-festival and get back to the working week, and this year has been no exception.) There have now been seven TCMFFs since its inaugural run in 2010. I’ve been lucky enough to attend them all, and this time around I saw more movies than I ever have before—18 features zipping from auditorium to queue and back to auditorium like a gerbil in a tube maze. In order to make sure I got in to see everything I wanted to see, I had to make sure I was »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party,’ ‘Arabian Nights,’ ‘Virginia Woolf,’ and More

3 May 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

Arabian Nights (Miguel Gomes)

In lauding Miguel Gomes‘ three-part, six-and-a-half hour behemoth, it’s perhaps important to consider his background as a critic. Not just in terms of the trilogy’s cinephilic engagement with Rossellini, Alonso, Oliveira, etc.; also in its defiant nature. While it’s easy to assign the trilogy certain humanist and satirical labels from the get-go and just praise these films for following through on them, Gomes continually seeks to mutate and complicate his of age-of-austerity saga. »

- TFS Staff

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

2 May 2016 9:07 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Stand back, watch the fur fly and don't forget to duck -- this is surely the most psychologically toxic play ever adapted for film. The legends Liz and Dick are terrific, and Mike Nichols conquers the screen in his first job of direction. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Blu-ray Warner Archive Collection 1966 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 131 min. / Street Date May 3, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis. Cinematography Haskell Wexler Film Editor Sam O'Steen Original Music Alex North Written by Ernest Lehman from the play by Edward Albee Produced by Ernest Lehman Directed by Mike Nichols

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

I remember what my reaction was, when I was younger, to movies adapted from plays: no matter how brilliant the dialogue, the thought of people standing around rooms talking was stultifying. Even for great epics and action pictures, I tended to go into a »

- Glenn Erickson

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AFI to Honor Quentin Tarantino, Rita Moreno With Honorary Degrees

2 May 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The American Film Institute will give Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees to Rita Moreno and Quentin Tarantino on June 15 at the Tcl Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Both will be recognized for their contributions to the art of the moving image during the AFI Conservatory’s commencement ceremony.

The degrees are an annual tradition; last year’s honorees were Angela Lansbury and Lawrence Kasdan. Past recipients include Robert Altman, Maya Angelou, Kathryn Bigelow, Mel Brooks, Anne V. Coates, Clint Eastwood, Roger Ebert, Nora Ephron, James Earl Jones, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Kathleen Kennedy, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, David Lynch, Helen Mirren, Robert Towne, Cicely Tyson, Haskell Wexler and John Williams.

Moreno won an Oscar for 1961’s “West Side Story” and is one of the few performers with an Egot (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony). She was recently saluted at the Newport Beach Film Festival and her upcoming projects include a “One Day at a Time” reboot for Netflix. »

- Tim Gray

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Watch: Celebrate the Greatest Cinematography of All-Time With New Video Essay

28 April 2016 12:40 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then there will never be a definitive list of the greatest cinematography, but for our money, one of the finest polls has been recently conducted on the matter. Our friend Scout Tafoya polled over 60 critics on Fandor, including some of us here, and the results can be found in a fantastic video essay below. Rather than the various wordless supercuts that crowd Vimeo, Tafoya wrestles with his thoughts on cinematography as we see the beautiful images overlaid from the top 12 choices.

“I’ve been thinking of the world cinematographically since high school,” Scout says. “Sometime around tenth grade I started looking out windows, at crowds of my peers, at the girls I had crushes on, and imagining the best way to film them. Lowlight, mini-dv or 35mm? Curious and washed out like the way Emmanuel Lubezki shot Y Tu Mamá También, »

- Jordan Raup

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Watch: Haskell Wexler and Others in Other People’s Footage: Copyright & Fair Use

13 April 2016 12:59 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Robert Johnson, Jr. and Diane Carson’s Other People’s Footage: Copyright & Fair Use is a documentary about exactly what its title says it’s about.  Per the film’s website, the doc features “illustrative examples from nonfiction, fiction, and experimental films that use pre-existing footage, music and sound from other individuals’ creations,” while drawing upon a solid roster of lawyers, archival producers and other specialists in this often-muddy field. In this clip, the late Haskell Wexler discusses his strategy in using a Coors commercial in his documentary Who Needs Sleep?, followed by some interesting insights on the strategies used by 20 Feet from Stardom and Bowling for Columbine. […] »

- Vadim Rizov

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Watch ‘Rosy-Fingered Dawn,’ a 90-Minute Documentary on Terrence Malick

22 March 2016 8:20 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

As the debate rages on if Terrence Malick‘s recent work matches up to his earlier output (we fall firmly on the side that it’ll be greater appreciated as time goes on), today we have a documentary that explores his process — although, as one might expect, there’s no sight of him across the 90 minutes. Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Film on Terrence Malick, fittingly named after a description of the goddess of dawn, Aurora, premiered back in 2002 at the Venice Film Festival, but has been hard to find since then.

Hailing from Italy and directed by Luciano BarcaroliCarlo HintermannGerardo Panichi, and Daniele Villa, it focuses on the making of the three films that had been made then: Badlands, Days of Heaven, and The Thin Red Line. Featuring interviews with Jack Fisk, Sean Penn, Martin Sheen, Sam Shepart, Sissy SpacekBilly Weber, Haskell Wexler, Elias KoteasJim Caviezel, Ennio Morricone, »

- Jordan Raup

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Watch: 2016 Oscars In Memoriam Tribute

29 February 2016 7:06 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While the Academy is taken to task every year for the folks they leave out of the In Memoriam segment (no love for Abe Vigoda?), they only have so much time, and this year, the minutes and seconds were played out by Dave Grohl's rendition of the Beatles' "Blackbird."  Read More: R.I.P. Albert Maysles (1926-2015) Leonard Nimoy, Alan Rickman, Vilmos Zsigmond, David Bowie, Albert Maysles, Haskell Wexler, and many more were among those who got a moment of remembrance in the sombre tribute reel. And overall, the Oscars thankfully didn't reinvent the wheel, letting the images and soundtrack do the emotional heavy lifting. Take a look below. [Mashable] »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Bound For Glory | Blu-ray Review

23 February 2016 1:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Biopics are best when focused on segmented portions of emotional turmoil, professional escalation or some perfect combination of the two, rather than trying to collapse entire lives into just a couple hours time. Hal Ashby’s 1976 retelling of Woody Guthrie’s popular ascent from dust bowl deadbeat to socially conscious folk music figurehead in Bound For Glory coolly pursues the latter with genuinely endearing, authentic feeling results. With David Carradine aptly filling the role of the humbly charismatic, musically driven drifter and a fully stocked catalog of Guthrie songs adapted for the screen by Leonard Rosenman, Ashby’s oddly conventional mid-period picture was in competition for the Palme d’Or, but ultimately lost to Paolo and Vittorio Taviani’s Padre Padrone.

The film was shot by the late, great Haskell Wexler the very same year he took over principal photography from Néstor Almendros on Malick’s golden glazed Days of Heaven »

- Jordan M. Smith

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George Segal At "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?" Screening, L.A., February 23

17 February 2016 6:25 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Todd Garbarini

The Royale Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles will be presenting a 50th anniversary screening of Mike Nichols’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? based upon Edward Albee’s play. The 131-minute film, which stars Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, George Segal and Sandy Dennis, will be screened on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Actor George Segal, who appears in the film as Nick (Honey’s Husband), is scheduled to appear at a Q&A session after the film to discuss his role and career.

From the press release:

Who’S Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 50th Anniversary Screening

Tribute to Oscar-winning Cinematographer Haskell Wexler

Oscar Nominee George Segal In Person for post-screening Q&A with Lafca President Stephen Farber

Tuesday, February 23, at 7:00 Pm at the Royal Theatre

Skeptics said Edward Albee’s scathing dissection of marriage could never be turned into a movie. But when the Production »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Emmanuel Lubezki Wins Asc Award for ‘The Revenant’

14 February 2016 10:21 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Emmanuel Lubezki earned top honors at the 30th annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards at the Century Plaza hotel on Sunday night for his work in “The Revenant.” It was Lubezki’s fourth win in the feature film category from the elite cinematographer organization, and his third consecutive triumph.

The Mexican-born director of photography, known as “Chivo” to colleagues inside and outside D.P. circles, solidifies his frontrunner status in the Oscar cinematography race, which he also has won the last two years, for “Gravity” and “Birdman,” the latter of which was directed by “Revenant” helmer Alejandro G. Inarritu, who also hails from Mexico City.

Lubezki’s good fortune also places an exclamation point on the narrative surrounding “The Revenant,” which has come to represent as much a physical endurance test as it does bravura filmmaking. In shooting the harrowing tale of survival and revenge in and around the Louisiana »

- Steve Chagollan

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Emmanuel Lubezki Wins Asc Award for ‘The Revenant’

14 February 2016 10:21 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Emmanuel Lubezki earned top honors at the 30th annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards at the Century Plaza hotel on Sunday night for his work in “The Revenant.” It was Lubezki’s fourth win in the feature film category from the elite cinematographer organization, and his third consecutive triumph.

The Mexican-born director of photography, known as “Chivo” to colleagues inside and outside D.P. circles, solidifies his frontrunner status in the Oscar cinematography race, which he also has won the last two years, for “Gravity” and “Birdman,” the latter of which was directed by “Revenant” helmer Alejandro G. Inarritu, who also hails from Mexico City.

In other wins, Vanja Cernjul (“Marco Polo”) bested the competition in the TV series category, while Pierre Gill (“Casanova”) won in the miniseries/pilot category.

The fairly new Spotlight category, which recognizes work celebrated on the festival circuit or in limited release and presented for the third year, »

- Steve Chagollan

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Asc Career Honoree John Toll Learned From the Best

12 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Back in the day, aspiring cinematographers would join the union and work their way up, learning their craft along the way. And if they were lucky, they would be mentored by a few good men.

“John is one of the last examples of that,” says Caleb Deschanel of fellow director of photography John Toll, who will receive the American Society of Cinematographers’ Lifetime Achievement Award at the group’s 30th annual awards ceremony Feb. 14.

“(Toll) worked with fantastic d.p.’s and had the focus and determination to learn from them,” adds Deschanel, who himself received the career honor in 2009. “Today, there are so many film schools, and people burst onto the scene without all that experience. Many of the films John has done, with sweeping battles, would have become chaos in the hands of a lesser cinematographer. John maintains his artistry, because of his command of all the available »

- David Heuring

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Asc Chief Richard Crudo Holds Forth on Heart of Profession as 30th D.P. Gala Approaches

12 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In his sixth year as president of the American Society of Cinematographers, Richard Crudo — who initially reigned over the invitation-only organization from 2003-06 and was re-elected in 2013 — has been a first-hand witness to revolutionary changes in the business, and has rubbed shoulders with many of the greats. At least three of those d.p. titans — Haskell Wexler, Vilmos Zigmond and Miroslav Ondrícek — died over the past year.

Their loss will be acknowledged Feb. 14 at the Asc’s 30th annual kudofest at L.A.’s Century Plaza Hotel. “Ordinarily we don’t do that at the awards, this is going to be the first time,” Crudo says. “It would be really irresponsible not to acknowledge these people.”

At a time when shooting on film is likened to etching a recording on vinyl, with only one film processing plant left in L.A., lensers and their collaborators nevertheless press on in formats »

- Steve Chagollan

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The Best of Movie Poster of the Day: Part 13

12 February 2016 12:19 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Above: Us one sheet for Knight Of Cups (Terrence Malick, USA, 2015); designer: P+A.Leaps and bounds ahead of the competition, the beautiful new poster for Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups was by far the most popular poster (tallied in likes and reblogs) that I have posted on my daily poster Tumblr since last October. Unveiled nearly a whole year after the first poster for the film premiered at last year’s Berlin Film Festival (that which made my top ten posters of 2015), the new poster retains the arcane and antique feel of that design—not to mention the palm trees—while making it only moderately more commercial with its image of star Christian Bale (albeit upside down and barely recognizable) haloed by a giant harvest moon.Sadly, much of the past month or two has been spent commemorating those we lost: Jacques Rivette, Haskell Weller, Ettore Scola, artist »

- Adrian Curry

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The Newsstand – Episode 51 – The March 2016 Criterion Collection Line-up and the Wacky New Year’s Drawing

7 January 2016 5:00 AM, PST | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

This month on the Newsstand, Ryan is joined by David Blakeslee, Scott Nye and Aaron West to discuss the March 2016 Criterion Collection line-up, the wacky New Year’s drawing, as well as the latest in Criterion rumors, news, packaging, and more.

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Shownotes Topics Criterion Close-Up joining the network The 2016 Wacky New Year’s Drawing The March 2016 Line-up Chimes at Midnight from Janus Films Recent Hulu, iTunes, Amazon and Fandor additions Tampopo New Phantom Pages (Klimov, Bondarchuk, Lerner, Dovzhenko) Blu-ray only releases upcoming in 2016: Hidden Fortress, City Lights, Tokyo Story. Haskell Wexler and Vilmos Zsigmond pass away. Episode Links Criterion Close-Up Joins Our Podcast Network! Criterion Close-Up – Episode 22 – A Room with a View Wacky New Years Drawing Hints At The Criterion Collection’s 2016 Line-Up Happy New Year! The March 2016 Criterion Collection line-up On… Paris Belongs to Us »

- Ryan Gallagher

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Weekly Rushes. 6 January 2016

6 January 2016 7:04 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.Vilmos ZsigmondNEWSVilmos Zsigmond, 1930 - 2016: In December we lost Haskell Wexler, and now another one of cinema's great photographers has passed. Zsigmond was paramount to such films as Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Spielberg's Close Encounter of the Third Kind, Cimino's Heaven's Gate, De Palma's Blow Out, and many more. Keyframe has a roundup.After many, many years under construction the new home of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (Bampfa) will open in Berkeley, CA on January 31. "For the first time in sixteen years, Bampfa film screenings will take place under the same roof as the institution’s art galleries." Included in the announcement is the terrific news that the Pfa "will expand the number of film screenings it presents, hosting programs 52 weeks per year." Retrospectives devoted to Maurice Pialat, »

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