Film

Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light

In the years following Alfred Hitchcock’s death in 1980, an image of him as a dark, vindictive, and lecherous man…

7 days ago

10 Things You Might Not Know About Federico Fellini

1.Federico Fellini was born in the town of Rimini, Italy, and spent his childhood there. He was fascinated by the…

2 weeks ago

Stardom Italian Style

While Marcia Landy, author and Distinguished Professor of English/Film Studies, offers an erudite and meticulous examination of the phenomenon known…

2 weeks ago

Slipping, Sliding, and Slapstick: A Salute to the Birth of Charlie Chaplin

It's Charlie Chaplin's birthday, and you know what that means—time to break out the bowler hat, brush up on your…

1 month ago

Charlie Chaplin

John McCabe’s insightful biography of Charlie Chaplin is a scholarly work, which will easily engage both young and old. McCabe…

2 months ago

Film on Paper: The Inner Life of Movies

This is the latest offering from Richard Schickel, a renowned film critic who probably knows more—and writes with greater incision—about…

2 months ago

Alfred Hitchcock: The Man Who Knew Too Much

When Alfred Hitchcock, the British Labour Party, and Margaret Thatcher are all mentioned on the same page—and it’s the first…

3 months ago

The Essential Chaplin: Perspectives on the Life and Art of the Great Comedian

Richard Schickel has compiled an amazing array of articles and essays on the life and art of Charles Spencer Chaplin.…

3 months ago

The Moment of Psycho: How Alfred Hitchcock Taught America to Love Murder

David Thomson’s The Moment of Psycho is a foray into the black-and-white imagination of Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous film. While…

4 months ago

The History of Italian Cinema

Can one ever forget the astonishment of reading a great piece of literature or seeing an extraordinary film for the…

4 months ago