One of my favorite actresses from Studio Era Hollywood is Ida Lupino; in fact, she’s one of the reasons I love Raoul Walsh’s High Sierra (1941). Many people know of Lupino as a Hollywood actress, but few know her as a director, screenwriter, and producer who worked in film and television from the mid- to… Read more »
If you were to ask the average person to name an actress from old Hollywood, you’re likely to hear the same handful of names: Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Judy Garland, Joan Crawford, Katharine Hepburn, maybe even Ginger Rogers. If you’re a classic film fan, you know that while these ladies are incredible representations of… Read more »
As rhythmic meditations on urban spaces that shied away from character and narrative, city films of the 1920s and 1930s blended modernism, documentary, everyday life, and abstraction. The filmmakers took their cameras into the streets, capturing architecture, people, and industrial tempos, and then they pieced together their footage using graphic and thematic modes of organization.
Guest post by Rubén Corral. The day that Loreak / Flowers (Jon Garaño & Jose Mari Goenaga, 2014) was selected by the Spanish Film Academy to represent the country at the 2016 Oscars, many people could not resist using the term ‘historical.’ For the first time, Spain would be represented at the Oscars by a Basque-language… Read more »
“MIDWAY upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost.” — Dante Alighieri, Inferno, I. 1-3 “The worker therefore only feels himself outside his work, and in his work feels outside himself. He is at home when he is not working, and when he… Read more »
Welcome to Score Keeping, a feature where I l dive into overlooked and highly praised songs, scores and soundtracks that accompany great films. Please press play. Let’s go back. The year is 1975 and relatively unknown actor Sylvester Stallone has just finished writing the first draft of Rocky in three days. He was inspired by… Read more »