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'Pretty Little Liars' Recap: Charlotte's Killer is Revealed

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'Pretty Little Liars' Recap: Charlotte's Killer is Revealed
Who killed Charlotte? The answer is finally revealed in the penultimate episode of Pretty Little Liars, which also features Aria talking to the dead body in her trunk, Spencer and Caleb entering an underground tunnel via a pie restaurant and a literal gas leak to explain stray plot points. If the best and worst of seven seasons of Pretty Little Liars could be distilled down into one episode, that episode would probably look a lot like "Farewell My Lovely."

This episode is the series' bow for writer and director Joseph Dougherty, and it manages to include some great bits of dialogue that really speak to the snappy lines usually found in his episodes. Unfortunately, the episode also has a whole lot of work to do, and at times it feels like it's buckling under the strain of all that exposition.
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Pretty Little Liars: New Photos Offer a (Possible) Clue to Charlotte's Killer

Pretty Little Liars: New Photos Offer a (Possible) Clue to Charlotte's Killer
The murder of Charlotte Dilaurentis will finally be solved on Tuesday’s Pretty Little Liars (Freeform, 8/7c), and thanks to a new batch of photos released from the episode, we’re ready to start placing bets.

RelatedLast Week’s Pretty Little Liars Recap: Who Got Married? And Who ‘Won’ the Game?

Photos from the episode, eerily titled “Farewell My Lovely,” find the whole gang confronting a bespectacled suspect who looks a lot like Mona. (We only see her from behind, but after watching 158 episodes of this show, we feel comfortable identifying her by the back of her braided head.)

Even more suspicious,
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"Pretty Little Liars: Farewell My Lovely"

Sneak Peek footage, plus images from the "Pretty Little Liars" episode "Farewell My Lovely", airing June 20, 2017 on Freeform:

"...convinced they know who 'A.D.' is, the 'Liars' gear up for a confrontation. 'Spencer', 'Hanna' and 'Caleb' team up to investigate and discover new information about the death of 'Charlotte'. Meanwhile, 'Mary Drak'e returns with a gift for 'Spencer' and 'Alison'..."

"Pretty Little Liars" stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Tyler Blackburn, Lucy Hale, Ian Harding, Shay Mitchell, Andrea Parker, Janel Parrish and Sasha Pieterse.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Pretty Little Liars: Farewell My Lovely"...
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Review: “St. Ives” (1976) Starring Charles Bronson And Jacqueline Bisset; Warner Archive Streaming Service

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By Don Stradley

Charles Bronson was 55 at the time of “St Ives” (1976). He was just a couple years past his star-making turn in “Death Wish”, and was enjoying a surprising run of success. I say surprising because Bronson had, after all, been little more than a craggy second banana for most of his career. Now, inexplicably, he had box office clout as a leading man. In fact, Bronson reigned unchallenged for a few years as the most popular male actor in international markets. Yes, even bigger than Eastwood, Newman, Reynolds, Redford, or any other 1970s star you can name. Many of Bronson’s movies were partly financed by foreign investors, for even if his movies didn’t score stateside, they still drew buckets of money in Prague or Madrid. Some have suggested that his popularity on foreign screens was due to how little he said in his movies (there was
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Meetings with Mitchum

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Between 1970 and 1975—and the ages of 53 and 58—Robert Mitchum made six films. The beginning of the decade found him in Ireland taking on the role of schoolteacher Charles Shaughnessey in David Lean’s epic Ryan’s Daughter (1970) and five years later he was starring as Philip Marlowe in Raymond Chandler adaptation Farewell My Lovely (1975). In between, he made the father-son melodrama Going Home (1971), an eccentric western called The Wrath of God (1972) and two crime dramas made back-to-back in 1973 and 1974. While they have a couple of other elements in common besides Mitchum—actor Richard Jordan, composer Dave GrusinThe Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) and The Yakuza (1974) are poles apart in terms of tone. Broadly speaking, the first is low-key, downbeat and domestic, the second is glossy and globetrottingly exotic.

The Friends of Eddie Coyle is based on the debut novel by George V. Higgins, a lawyer and former Assistant Attorney General
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Their type? The writers who fell for film stars

From Siegfried Sassoon and Ivor Novello to Gore Vidal and Fred Astaire, a surprisingly large number of writers have paired off with film stars

On Monday, a raunchy letter from Ernest Hemingway to Marlene Dietrich – a surreal fantasy about her, reflecting what he called an "unsynchronised passion" that endured for more than 25 years – is part of an online auction of Dietrich's possessions. Although their relationship remained platonic, many other authors did have movie-star lovers …

F Scott FitzgeraldLois Moran

Fitzgerald's affair in the 1920s with this Zelda lookalike, a silent screen actor who was 17 when he first met her, infuriated his wife – she once threw a jewellery gift from him out of a train window while raging about Moran – but inspired Dick Diver's romance with the actor Rosemary Hoyt in Tender Is the Night.

Siegfried SassoonIvor Novello

The war poet's relationship with Novello – now remembered mostly as a songwriter,
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The Long Goodbye Blu-Ray Review

Director: Robert Altman

Starring: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell and Henry Gibson

Certificate: 12

Running Time: 112 minutes

Synopsis: When private eye Philip Marlowe (Elliott Gould) is visited by an old friend, this sets in train a series of events in which he’s hired to search for a missing novelist (Sterling Hayden) and finds himself on the wrong side of vicious gangsters. So far so faithful to Raymond Chandler, but Robert Altman’s inspired adaptation of the writer’s most personal novel takes his legendary detective and relocates him to the selfish, hedonistic culture of 1970s Hollywood, where he finds that his old-fashioned notions of honour and loyalty carry little weight, and even his smoking (universal in film noir) is now frowned upon.

Even without knowing much about the brooding book series by Raymond Chandler, the character of gumshoe Philip Marlowe is one of those literary icons
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ABC Picks Up Untitled Phillip Marlowe Series From ‘Castle’ Creator

Murder, My Sweet. Farewell My Lovely. The Big Sleep. These three stories all share one thing in common; Phillip Marlowe. Back in the 1940s, Raymond Chandler’s book series about a private investigator named Phillip Marlowe was adapted into successful films starring actors such as Dick Powell and Humphrey Bogart. Now almost 75 years since he first appeared in literature, Marlowe is being adapted once again for a new generation.

ABC Studios has picked up an Untitled Phillip Marlowe Project from Castle creator/showrunner Andrew Marlowe and producer Michael De Luca (Fifty Shades of Grey). Deadline states that the show will be “a smart, sexy and stylish update ...

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Telluride's 40th Poster Artist - Dean Tavoularis

Dean Tavoularis was the production designer on the one and only film I worked on, Farewell My Lovely. Aside from Dean, the entire crew from The Godfather was on this film, produced by Elliott Kastner (stepfather of Cassian Elwes and his illustrious brothers), associate produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, with a cameo of the new upcoming heartthrob Sylvester Stallone, and starring truly stellar actors Charlotte Rampling and Robert Mitchum. It's hard to believe that 1975 was 37 years ago!

And now, the 40th Telluride Film Festival (August 29 – September 2, 2013), presented by National Film Preserve Ltd., proudly announces Oscar-winning production designer Dean Tavoularis as its 2013 poster artist. Tavoularis will attend the 40th Telluride Film Festival over Labor Day weekend to present his poster design to the public and hold a poster signing for festival guests.

As a student, Dean Tavoularis studied painting and architecture at different art schools and went on to work at Disney Studios as an in-betweener in the animation department where he worked on the 1955 film Lady and the Tramp. He then transitioned to the live-action department where he worked on the 1954 film 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. His career as a production designer began in 1967 when filmmaker Arthur Penn asked him to lead the artistic direction for Bonny And Clyde. Three years later, he and Penn teamed up again on Little Big Man. He began working with Francis Ford Coppola in 1972 on The Godfather, which was the beginning of much collaboration including the latter two films in The Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now.

Tavoularis has spent the last ten years focusing on his work as a painter. His return to film came in 2012 when he was the production designer on Roman Polanski’s Carnage. He has worked on over thirty films spanning four decades, landing five Academy-Award nominations and one win for The Godfather Part II. Tavoularis lives in Paris and Los Angeles with his wife, actress Aurore Clément.

“We are thrilled Dean agreed to do the poster art for the 40th anniversary,” said Executive Director Julie Huntsinger. “The 40th edition will be a remarkable celebration of Tff’s past and present, and Dean’s work with Telluride is a wonderful parallel. He was a part of Telluride in its very early years when he designed a poster for a Tff celebration called the ‘Spirit of Zoetrope.’ We are excited to have him back and to present his vision for this special year. ”

Tavoularis remarks, “When I was asked by Tom Luddy and Julie Huntsinger if I would design the poster for the 40th Telluride Film Festival, I was first flattered and then thoughtful of being part of the Telluride film history. In my own way I pondered Telluride’s past and in fact all film festivals. Like the word implies, a festival is a fair; people gathering to show their films. It just as well could be their tomatoes. It’s an exchange. I wanted a poster that was simple and joyful, that looked homemade with pure colors in shapes that symbolize a 1:85 screen and an audience. One cannot exist without the other. I am very happy to be a small part of Telluride’s history.”

Dean Tavoularis joins a prestigious list of artists who have shared their talents with Telluride Film Festival. Past poster artists include Ed Ruscha, John Mansfield, Julian Schnabel, Dottie Attie, Doug and Mike Starn, David Lance Goines, Chuck Jones, David Salle, Alexis Smith, Jim Dine, Seymour Chwast, Frederic Amat, Francesco Clemente, Dave McKean, Gary Larson, Chip Kidd, John Canemaker, Mark Stock, Laurie Anderson, William Wegman, Ralph Eggleston, Maira Kalman and Dave Eggers.

To view and download the 40th Telluride Film Festival poster art, visit: here.

40th Telluride Film Festival posters will be available for purchase throughout the five-day Festival or by visiting the Tff website at www.telluridefilmfestival.org.

40th Telluride Film Festival passes are now available here.

40th Anniversary of the Telluride Film Festival

Telluride Film Festival is celebrating its 40th Anniversary August 29 – September 2, 2013. To commemorate this special occasion an additional day has been added to the usual four-day Festival, making room for a five-day bounty of special programming and festivities. Passes are now available for purchase here.

About Telluride Film Festival

The prestigious Telluride Film Festival ranks among the world’s best film festivals and is an annual gathering for film industry insiders, cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers and critics. Tff is considered a major launching ground for the fall season’s most talked-about films. Founded in 1974, Telluride Film Festival, presented in the beautiful mountain town of Telluride, Colorado, is a four-day international educational event celebrating the art of film. Telluride Film Festival’s long-standing commitment is to join filmmakers and film connoisseurs together to experience great cinema. The exciting schedule, kept secret until Opening Day, consists of over two dozen filmmakers presenting their newest works, special Guest Director programs, three major Tributes to guest artists, special events and remarkable treasures from the past. Telluride Film Festival is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit educational program. Festival headquarters are in Berkeley, CA.

About Our Sponsors

Telluride Film Festival is supported by Land Rover North America, Turner Classic Movies, Ernst & Young, Film Finances, Audible.com, Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association, Universal Studios, Meyer Sound, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Bombardier Business Aircraft, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Américas Film Conservancy, Telluride Foundation, Pine Ridge Vineyards, The London Hotel Group, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, Dolby, Telluride Alpine Lodging, Crumpler, ShopKeep Pos, The Hollywood Reporter, Boston Light and Sound, among others.
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New Who Review: “The Angels Take Manhattan”

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The Fall of the Ponds. The Last Page. The Great Weeping. You knew it was coming, The Grand Moff Steven made it clear. Who died, who lived, and who will have a Lot of explaining to do to the parents. Spoilers abound, even more than usual, so here we go…

The Angels Take Manhattan

by Steven Moffat

Directed by Nick Hurran

The episode jumps between 1938 and 2012 Manhattan – in 1938, detective Sam Garner is asked to investigate a mysterious apartment house “where the angels live”, only to meet…himself, years older. In modern day, The Doctor is visiting Central Park with Amy and Rory, when Rory is sent backwards by a weeping angel, into the arms of his daughter River Song. How do you fight an enemy that can suddenly make you go decades into the past? Perhaps the answer in some cases is: you can’t.

The story bears more than
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Win: Double Indemnity Masters of Cinema Blu-ray

The classic, quintessential film noir, which set the standard for all future noirs, Double Indemnity is to be released in the UK as part of Eureka’s Masters Of Cinema Series on Blu-ray (Standard and SteelBook editions) on 25 June 2012.

We have three copies of the Blu-ray to give away!

“That’s a honey of an anklet you’re wearing, Mrs. Dietrichson.”

Double Indemnity is the dazzling, quintessential film noir whose enormous popular success and seven Oscar nominations catapulted Billy Wilder (Some Like It Hot, Sunset Boulevard, The Apartment) into the very top tier of Hollywood’s writer-directors. Adapted from a novella by James M. Cain (The Postman Always Rings Twice), co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler (The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye), Double Indemnity remains the hardest-boiled of delectations.

Insurance hawker Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) gets seduced by some other man’s wife: a bored, sex-starved Barbara Stanwyck done up
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The ‘Blue Velvet’ Project, #80

Second #3760, 62:40

Jeffrey, having arrived later than expected to pick up Sandy after school, has just been spotted by Sandy’s boyfriend Mike, who is doing a variation of jumping jack exercises with the football team (in full uniform, including helmets) on a tennis court across the street in a scene that oddly predicts the “Do the Locomotion” scene in Inland Empire. We are back in the sunlight now, the deeply coded normalcy of high school, the girls in their long skirts recalling the teenage rebel movies of the 1950s. The frame captures no one looking at anyone. Dead gazes. A frame filled with people and trees and grass and a building and a car. The end of spring. The beginning of summer.

Sandy. The fact of Sandy. In her classic 1974 book From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies, Molly Haskell wrote:

In the penumbral world of the detective story,
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Miles Mander: the true pioneer of sound films

Although known for his silent movies, Miles Mander was a pioneer of the 'phonofilm', paving the way for directors such as Alfred Hitchcock

The BFI's restoration of the 1928 silent The First Born, with Stephen Horne's new score performed live, was one of the big events of the BFI London film festival. Full of surprises, including two racy "making eyes" scenes that had the Queen Elizabeth Hall audience all aflutter, it lives up to Michael Powell's description of the "fluent, expressive, visual story-telling" of late silent cinema that had been cut short by the introduction of synchronised sound. Directed by Miles Mander – a black-sheep Old Harrovian with a background in boxing promotion, aviation and sheep farming – it's a topical tale of a hypocritical, philandering politician who exploits his wife to mop up the women's vote. It was released just after the 1929 "Flapper Election", which brought women under 30 into the franchise for the first time,
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Listen: Iam Fleming Interviews William Chandler, Circa 1958

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What would happen if Philip Marlowe met James Bond over drinks? It's fun to think about, but we'll probably never know. Now, however, we can know what happened when their two creators, the American Raymond Chandler and the British Ian Fleming, met in 1958 and recorded this interview/discussion about their craft. A transcript is available via Pdf, or fans can listen to a recording of the 24-minute interview. Ian Fleming Talks to Raymond Chandler 1958 from 33hirtz on Vimeo. Chandler was about 69, and just a year away from his death. He had already published his greatest works, which had been made into the films The Big Sleep (1946), The Long Goodbye (1973), and Farewell My Lovely (1975); he also worked on the screenplays for Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity...

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First Ever Us/UK Contest: Win a Copy of The Funhouse on Blu-ray!

For a long time Arrow Video has been treating UK fans to amazing Blu-ray releases of some of the genre's best films, putting quite a few Us releases to shame. Case in point: their recent release of Tobe Hooper's The Funhouse. There is some good news for those of us in the States, however. The Blu-ray Will play on Us players, and we have your shot to win a copy!

That's right, kids! Dread Central, in association with Arrow Video, is giving away four (4) copies of The Funhouse on Blu-ray (review here) - two (2) for the UK and two (2) for the Us! Just think! No more import price gouging! How cool is that?!

Please note this contest is open to United States and United Kingdom residents Only! Winning is simple ... To enter, just send us an E-mail Here including your Full Name, Country, And Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest.
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Blu-ray & DVD News: Slaughter High / The Funhouse (Arrow Video)

Arrow Video have released details of their forthcoming DVD release of the highly regarded, but little seen (at least uncut) slasher starring Caroline Munro (Maniac), Slaughter High and Blu-ray release of the former video nasty directed by the Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s Tobe Hooper, The Funhouse – both of which are released this month.

Slaughter High

DVD release date: 11th July 2011

A gory guilty pleasure from the golden age of the slasher movie genre, Slaughter High comes to DVD completely uncut for the first time in the UK and featuring a host of Special Features that includes audio commentaries by co-writer/co-director Mark Ezra and the film’s star, legendary Scream Queen, Caroline Munro. Co-directed by George Dugdale (Living Doll), Mark Ezra (House Swap; Savage Hearts) and Peter Litten (To Die For; Living Doll) and starring Munro (Maniac) alongside Emmerdale’s very own late Terry Woods, Billy Hartman (Highlander), the film
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Cable girl: Bored to Death

Bored to Death might not be great TV, but Ted Danson has the time of his life as egocentric man-child George

I used to think that Tom Selleck had the best life of all male actors of a certain age. Swans about in Hawaii as Magnum Pi for a decade, has a little rest then reappears on Friends and detonates a nostalgia lovebomb among the next generation. And now he is winding down gently in the perfectly reasonable Rookie Blues with a fatherly role perfectly suited his respected-elder-statesman position in televisual history. Nice.

But now it is possible that Ted Danson has him beat. A decade of Cheers and entry into comedy legend was followed by reinvention as a serious actor in Damages and now he can afford to pick and choose between the two. The comedy chops are now getting a run out in Sky Atlantic's hipster sitcom Bored to Death.
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Bob Hoskins Talks ‘Roger Rabbit 2′

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is one of those perfect ’80s movies that I could watch every day of my life and never get sick of. Combining the classic detective movie—e.g. The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, and Farewell My Lovely—with the best Walt Disney and Loony Toons cartoons of the 40s, 50s, and 60s, it was hilarious, creative, thrilling, and at some points even terrifying. But in a good way.

Robert Zemeckis, Roger Rabbit’s director, has wanted to make a sequel for decades. Now, according to Bob Hoskins, star of the original, Zemeckis is committed to bringing the Roger Rabbit sequel to the big screen via motion capture, not unlike his past three projects, The Polar Express, Beowulf, and A Christmas Carol—movies that aren’t exactly adored by the general viewing public.

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Elliott Kastner obituary

Self-made Hollywood producer best known for adapting novels

Elliott Kastner, who has died of cancer aged 80, was the model of a film producer, working his way up from the mailroom at the William Morris Agency in New York to Los Angeles, where he joined another powerful talent agency, McA, in 1959. He soon became vice-president of Universal Pictures, but after two years he risked everything to become an independent producer, a move that paid off.

This achievement required a certain amount of ruthlessness, and Kastner was relentless in his pursuit of getting what he wanted. Mostly he wanted to entice well-known playwrights and novelists to write screenplays, or gain the rights of those works whose authors were no longer around to cajole.

Kastner persuaded William Inge (Bus Riley's Back in Town, 1965), Iris Murdoch (A Severed Head, 1970), Edna O'Brien (Zee and Co, 1972) and Peter Shaffer (Equus, 1977) to adapt their works for the screen,
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