In the beginning was the word. This sentence, which launches the Bible, also applies to the film world, where a good script is the underpinning of any successful project. At the Karlovy Vary Intl…
Sidney Lumet was one of the greatest chroniclers of New York City. Films like “Serpico” and “Dog Day Afternoon” serve as gripping time capsules to the five borough’s mean old, pre-gentrified, “Ford…
Quincy Jones wasn't the first black composer to score a studio film.
Frank Pierson, the Oscar-winning writer of "Dog Day Afternoon," former president of the Academy of Motion Pictures & Sciences and a consulting producer on "Mad Men" as recently as this past season…
Classic film school curricula teach everything from three-act construction to non-linear editing, and yet, as the following alums attest, often the most important lessons for a successful career in…
My first exposure to Sidney Lumet came by way of a VHS copy of "Murder on the Orient Express" that I received as a Christmas present, owing to my childhood enthusiasm for Agatha Christie.
Director Sidney Lumet, who died Saturday of lymphoma, was the bigscreen's prime purveyor of films that addressed themes of justice and the corruption of power, almost always in a New York setting.
Film fans won't encounter many better-spent 40 minutes than this HBO tribute to actor John Cazale.
Here's an anniversary to savor: Exactly 50 years ago Sidney Lumet directed his first feature film, "12 Angry Men," and received the first of his five Oscar nominations for directing.
Sidney Lumet continues his remarkable six-decade run of New York-set dramas and Vin Diesel returns from the action-film gulag to give a shambling comic turn as the real-life mobster who hijacked a…
Taking its title from the words that open "Dog Day Afternoon," Walter Stokman's absorbing docu "Based on a True Story" investigates the real people and events that inspired Sidney Lumet's 1975…