Tag Archives: Orson Welles

How About 139 Worthwhile Movies? Part One

Why another list of old movies? With the Biograph Theatre’s 40th anniversary celebration on the horizon, my lofty hope is that a reader might be persuaded to take a chance on one or two on this list, titles they’ve previously … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Obscure Oldies on Netflix

Although Netflix has allowed me to catch up on a bunch of movies I had missed over the last 20 years, and at some point I’ll write about some of them, this time I want to put the spotlight on … Continue reading

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F for Fake

Whenever discussing Orson Welles’ final masterpiece, F for Fake, I’m reminded of Rembrandt, his great painting “The Polish Rider,” and one of his contemporaries, the lesser-known Willem Drost. “The Polish Rider” is fascinating late work from Rembrandt and has been … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Guilty Pleasures

This week’s list of five was prompted by “Guilty Pleasures by Mike White,” which was posted last month. Inspiration is always welcomed. Besides, if this isn’t the perfect season in which to celebrate our own peculiar proclivities, what part of … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Film Noir

We’re told the term “film noir” was first applied to stylish and cynical American crime dramas in 1946. A French critic, Nino Frank, used it in an article about films made in the USA during World War II that he … Continue reading

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Smoke and Mirrors

Originally published by Peter Schilling, Jr. on The Bug, Mar 24, 2010 How do they do it? The good people who bring us alternative cinema, who plead and entreat their fellow citizens to give up a good day to attend … Continue reading

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