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Actually, what will be shown from here to eternity will be Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr cavorting on the beach.

Thanks to a good pair of elevator shoes, the famously diminutive Alan Ladd walks tall into battle against an evil cattle baron.

John Hinckley ignored Robert DeNiro and became obsessed with Jodie Foster, eventually attempting to kill President Reagan to impress her.

Dustin Hoffman chooses Mrs. Robinson over plastics. Who wouldn't?

Marcel Ophuls documents Vichy France's shameful collaboration with Nazi Germany.

Clint Eastwood won his first Academy Award for this Dirty-Harry-meets-the-western classic.

Robert DeNiro put on sixty pounds during the course of filming, probably by swallowing all that Hershey's syrup Martin Scorsese used for blood in the brutal black and white fight scenes.

Of all the shiksa goddesses that Woody Allen created, none could top Annie Hall. "La-dee-da, la-dee-da..."

Something was rotten in postwar Vienna, but it wasn't Graham Greene's brilliant screenplay.

In which an addled man stumbles through recent American history, kind of like George W. Bush.


Robert Hatch’s conflicted review of Stanley Kubrick’s great satire, released fifty years ago this week.

January 25, 2014

NPR does a segment on Following the Ninth, a new film co-produced by Greg Mitchell.

January 14, 2014

The danger to orcas—and humans.

December 11, 2013

The Coen Brothers reanimate the Greenwich Village of the sixties.

December 5, 2013

The New Public offers a powerful look at poverty’s impact on education.

November 11, 2013

Is “collaborators” too strong a word for movie bosses dealing with the Hitler regime?

September 24, 2013

The news-leaking website, in possession of a leaked script, offers rebuttals to the film that dramatizes Julian Assange's relationship with former colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg. 

September 22, 2013

Nation editor Roane Carey joins a panel to unpack the Israeli documentary The Law in These Parts.

August 21, 2013