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09.30.2014 | 124 days ago | Posted at 02:21 PM

1978 Remake out on DVD

By David Luhrssen
Only the arrogant, the foolish or the bold set out to remake a classic film and expect to find respect. Flush with the success of Death Wish, writer-director Michael Winner must have been a bit arrogant in producing his The Big Sleep, a 1978 remake of Howard Hawks’ 1946 film noir classic. However, Winner did many things right, especially casting Robert Mitchum as private detective Philip Marl...
01.31.2014 | | Posted at 01:15 PM

Locating the Director’s Forgotten Years

By David Luhrssen
 Anthony Mann was admitted to the Hollywood pantheon for directing such acclaimed Jimmy Stewart westerns as Winchester 73 (1950) and The Man from Laramie (1955). Duly noted if underappreciated in accounts of his career are the films noir and gritty police dramas he directed a decade earlier. Mann would have it no other way. After achieving commercial success, he acted embarrassed by his past ...
Sunday, April 20, 2008

Today @ the Times Cinema - 1:30 p.m.

Jimmy Stewart was never more charismatic—of, for that matter, creepier—than he was in Rear Window, Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1954 thriller. Stewart plays a wheelchair-bound photographer who… well, you know the plot already. The Times Cinema screens the film this afternoon at 1:30 p.m.