ROME — Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times" can still draw a massive crowd after 80 years. An estimated 7,000 spectators packed Bologna's Piazza Maggiore square to catch the 1936 classic starring Chaplin…
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The creation of the third official screen "Moreau" was beset by disasters even more bizarre than the delirious mess of a feature released in 1996.
Part Three, Section 5: Dad and Garrett In 1957, when (Sam) Peckinpah wrote his screen adaptation of "The Authentic Death of Hendry Jones," he was still married to his first wife, Marie Selland, and…
Brando's complexity is limned as well as a documentary possibly could manage in this college drawn from a extraordinary archive of personal materials.
While political and eco-themed documentaries are once again prevalent at Sundance, portrait docus dominate this year's nonfiction lineup. Kurt Cobain, Barry Crimmins, Marlon Brando, Tig Notaro…
Sophia Loren had the AFI Fest audience laughing, applauding and cheering as Rob Marshall led her through her decades-long career during a retrospective at the Dolby Theatre on Wednesday. Marshall…
When Daily Variety covered the March on Washington, the banner headline the day after the historic civil rights event read, “March Tramples on D.C. Boxoffice; Showfolk Figure in Demonstration.” The…
Lindsay Lohan brings a raw conviction to Paul Schrader's ultra-low-budget but handsomely made study of hungry young things clawing at the good life.
20th Century Fox has closed a deal for the movie rights to the musical “Guys and Dolls.” Fox will now begin developing the project with no writer, director or talent currently attached. Fox had been…
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