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James Dean makes his motion picture debut in this Elia Kazan movie film of John Steinbeck's novel set in rural California, just prior to America's involvement in World War I.

Billy Wilder didn't have it in him to tell the story behind Don Binam's alcoholic binge as it appeared in the novel--that he'd had a homosexual affair in college.

While no flying nun, Salley Field is no less than heavenly as a wife and mother, organizing her fellow workers in a Southern textile factory.

Eye-deep in hell during World War I.

A brutal tale that, ironically, sent thousands of moviegoers on their way whistling a happy tune.

It was said that the opening scenes of the D-Day invasion were so realistic that veterans hospitals across the country became filled with vets suffering from flashbacks after seeing the film.

Silent screen star Norma Desmond gets one more close-up.

...are made to be broken, as Arthur Agee and William Gates learned the hard way over the five years their lives on and off the court were filmed.

Ten years before Joe McCarthy, Ernst Lubitisch makes an anti-Communist comedy, the difference being that Ninotchka was funny.

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The 27-year-old director of the film adaptation of Oscar Grant’s shooting talked to me about the obstacles facing young black men in America today.

July 18, 2013

Sofia Coppola’s new movie doesn’t move its audience to question these celebrity-obsessed thieves—and it should.

June 25, 2013

Much Ado About Nothing is great! Does it matter that its appeal depends on being a Whedon nerd?

June 14, 2013

The debate surrounding Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation is nothing new.

May 18, 2013

 Another unusual fact about MGM's planned 1947 film on Truman and the bomb.

May 5, 2013

In the wake of 9/11 and Boston, is it even possible to imagine a movie that makes civil liberties an integral part of its dramatic arc?

April 23, 2013

Julian Assange himself has criticized the film, but the director says Assange should watch it first.

April 3, 2013

The Chilean Oscar nominee for best foreign language film has just been released in the US.

March 14, 2013

The filmmaker called out the website for its suggestion that the Palestinian director’s detention was a “publicity stunt.“

February 26, 2013

Sixto Rodriguez, subject of the best documentary choice, wrote hard-hitting folk songs, including several that became anthems for the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.

February 25, 2013