Call for Entries: The 2012 Laugh and Live Silent Film Festival

Next year, an entirely new kind of silent film festival is coming to Hollywood. The Laugh and Live Film Festival, presented by Los Angeles-based film historian Sparrow Morgan, will be the first festival of its kind: focusing on reviving, not just interest in silent film, but the very medium of silent film itself. The Pictorial […]

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TCM Film Festival 2010: Thanks for the memories!

A Star is Born, The Producers, Wild River, Top Hat, Sunset Blvd., Leave Her to Heaven, North by Northwest, The Graduate, Pandora and the Flying Dutchman, The Good the Bad the Ugly, King of Comedy, Metropolis …  Tony Curtis, Eli Wallach, Eve Marie Saint, Martin Landau, Mel Brooks, Nancy Olson, Buck Henry,  Peter Bogdanovich, Leonard […]

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Realism and Escapism: Wild River and Top Hat

A gorgeous print of Elia Kazan’s 1960 drama  Wild River, restored by The Film Foundation with the help of Fox and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, screened at tonight’s TCM Fest to an audience that, largely, had never seen the film before. Yours truly included. Curtis Hanson, director of LA Confidential and […]

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TCM Classic Film Festival …

To any and all interested in attending the upcoming TCM Classic Film Festival here in Hollywood, consider this your gentle reminder that the event kicks off in exactly 7 days. Passes are extortionately high priced, but you will be able obtain single tickets to individual screenings at the box office. $20 is still high for […]

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The Wild Bunch Special Screening – November 12, 2009

On November 12, The Jules Verne Film Festival will present a special 40th Anniversary screening of Sam Peckinpah’s classic 1969 Western The Wild Bunch. The event, to be held at the beautiful Million Dollar Theatre in the historic Broadway district of Downtown Los Angeles, will feature a special homage to the surviving principle leads—including the […]

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Tony Curtis at the Million Dollar Theater, June 13

The Pictorial has heard it through the grapevine that Tony Curtis will be making an appearance at the Million Dollar Theater in Downtown LA on June 13 as part of the Jules Verne Festival. He will be in attendance to receive the festival’s Jules Verne Legendaire Award, and in celebration the festival will hold a […]

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AFI Film Review – Before the Fall

Before the Fall (Tres Dias)— A meteor is hurtling towards earth and life as we know it will end in 3 days. As society crumbles around him, Ale (Víctor Clavijo), who has spent his life as an all-around loser, surrenders to the imminent death of mankind with sour passivity. It’s a spent premise, yes, but […]

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