May 1 marks the 75th anniversary of "Citizen Kane," one of the most admired and influential films of all time. There are clear parallels between the title character and the powerful newspaper baron…
Simon Callow has become the preeminent chronicler of the life and times of Orson Welles. Over three sprawling biographies, Callow has traced Welles’ rise, fall, and years in the Hollywood wilderness…
The Venice film festival will dedicate a pair of "pre-opening" screenings to Orson Welles, the centennial of whose birth is celebrated this year.
New York-based distributor Rialto Pictures is releasing a 4K restoration of Carol Reed's “The Third Man,” starring Orson Welles, in the U.S. this summer. Rialto made the announcement on the eve of…
Orson Welles’ 100th birthday arrives Wednesday, and the historic Crest Theater in Westwood is marking the occasion by screening the late auteur’s once-overlooked noir classic “Touch of Evil.” The…
The earliest surviving footage of broadcast television in America is a fragment of "The Streets of New York," an adaptation of playwright Dion Boucicault's 19th-century drama, aired by the…
Orson Welles’ unfinished final film, “The Other Side of the Wind,” may be heading for a theatrical release next year. The New York Times has reported that Royal Road Entertainment has reached an…
Chuck Workman takes the old-school view of Welles as a maverick too daring for Hollywood's comfort, with no consideration of the theory that he may often have been his own worst enemy — too impatient…
Although the idea isn't new — it's essentially another "Blair Witch Project" knockoff — "American Blackout" seems especially well timed, and perfectly tailored to the semi-hysterical nature of the…
Early gems from Sweden, Ukraine and Berlin bolstered a rich 32nd edition for the world's most important silent-cinema festival.
Orson Welles’ long-lost 1938 film “Too Much Johnson” was recently discovered in an Italian warehouse and has now been restored, according to the George Eastman House and other preservation orgs. The…
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