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Classic Hollywood: Idols of March (Part Two): Joan Crawford Film

Classic Hollywood: Idols of March (Part Two): Joan Crawford

You’ve probably heard the Mommie Dearest and “No-wire-hangers!” jokes. Or rumors of her Dueling Divas feud with Bette Davis (who quipped, “She’s slept with every male star at MGM except Lassie”). But if you look beyond Joan Crawford: Glamorous Actress With Linebacker-y Shoulder Pads, you’ll find Lucille LeSueur: Damaged Survivor of a Wretched Childhood.   Read More Read More
Classic Hollywood: It Happened One Rom-Com Film

Classic Hollywood: It Happened One Rom-Com

Clark Gable began the 1930s as a wannabe, but ended the decade as a “King.” Initially, he played tough guys, generating screen sparks with Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer and Jean Harlow. By 1939, he ruled Tinseltown in the role that was cast by popular demand: Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind. Read More Read More
Show + Tell: Little Women Film

Show + Tell: Little Women

A phrase that gets used often about the book Little Women is “much-loved.” And that’s fine, as far as it goes. But saying that Louisa May Alcott’s story of the four March daughters making their way through their teen years in Civil War-era Concord, Massachusetts is much loved is like saying that Elvis has loyal fans. The reality is much richer. Read More Read More
All Manner of On Screen Offerings Film

All Manner of On Screen Offerings

The screens at The Music Hall and the Loft have long been for more than great films. For over a decade, we’ve been offering an up-close (and even behind-the-scenes) look at operas from The Met in high definition. We've also brought the finest in theater productions broadcast for cinemas from The National Theatre, London. Read More Read More
Show + Tell: Varda by Agnès Film

Show + Tell: Varda by Agnès

The movie, Varda by Agnès, is a summation by Varda of her own creative life. It’s full of documentary insights into the course of her career, her philosophy of storytelling, and story after wonderful story of her experiences as a uniquely collaborative filmmaker. Read More Read More
Review: 1917 Film

Review: 1917

Every awards season I get most excited for films that feel new and bring something different. On the surface, 1917 feels like a classic war film but it is a visually impactful telling of the horrors and exhaustive nature of war. Read More Read More

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