Tag Archives: Robert Altman

In Defense of Robert Altman’s Quintet

This summer saw the return of George Miller’s post apocalyptic anti-hero Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road. It was recently released on DVD and Blu-ray. That franchise started out as an Australian exploitation film in 1979. I ask you … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Natural Color Cinematography

Computer generated imagery unfortunately continues to gain more prominence in mainstream films.  From the latest animated “cash ins” to big epics like Avatar and 300, it seems that the art and brilliance of photographic cinematography is being pushed away.  When … Continue reading

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Adding Color to the Darkness: 70s Noir

Last week, Terry Rea wrote a great column about my favorite film genre, noir. It goes without saying that no one who loves movies or film noir in particular would completely agree with his list of five favorites (though they’re … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Movies About Making Movies

Like many other film buffs I enjoy making lists of movies. In my cinema managing days (Biograph Theatre 1972-83) we used to kill a lot of time between shows putting together such lists and comparing them. We learned then to … Continue reading

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