04/17/2014 19:30:53 PM
Tim here, asking the most burning question of them all: who’s ready to talk about Italian silent film?!?!
(Blogging pro-tip: italics and interrobangs make people excited to discuss things that they are not, in fact, excited to talk about).
04/17/2014 15:15:30 PM
Tim here. It's Christmas morning, everybody: the Cannes Film Festival announced its line-up today for this year's edition, running from May 14-25.
Opening NightGrace of Monaco (dir. Olivier Dahan; starring Nicole Kidman)
Official SelectionSils Mari
04/17/2014 13:00:08 PM
Seasons of Bette had a headache last week but is feeling much better now, thank you. Herewith, your catch-up episode on Dark Victory (1939)
it was the ghastliest feeling, everything went fuzzy.
04/17/2014 11:01:03 AM
I had the pleasure of returning as guest on the Panel Culture podcast. It's a weekly comics podcast but they do movie episodes every once in a while and this one is on Captain America: The Winter Soldier. If you've read my review you might feel I'm r
04/17/2014 09:00:54 AM
Our new contributor Diana D Drumm reporting on the TCM Festival which recently concluded
Maureen O'Hara introducing "How Green Was My Valley" at TCM 2014
Even at 93, Maureen O’Hara is still sublime, crossing the threshold of everyday stunn
04/16/2014 22:11:40 PM
the waterworks continue
Will you give me oral pleasure?
I was casually skimming through Pulp Fiction the other day
04/16/2014 19:40:06 PM
The Wire Joe & Mark predict the Tony nominees in the play categories. Could Audra McDonald win a sixth Tony? (The nominations are only two weeks away)Defamer
04/16/2014 18:07:31 PM
Here, in picture form, is why I've been unable to function whenever I tried to write about RuPaul's Drag Race
somehow the blurry screenshot seemed appropriate so i didn't try again
Laganja Estranja's bottomless need for attention coupled with her lac
04/16/2014 16:00:14 PM
The Eisner Awards, the "Oscars of Comics" have announced their nominations for the current season (they follow more of a Tony Awards timetable) and the results are heavy on Image comics with Marvel scoring in the top "continuing series" category with
04/16/2014 13:00:46 PM
Episode 16 of 52 as Anne Marie screens all of Katharine Hepburn's films in chronological order.
In which Katharine Hepburn wins it all back and then some.
For Classic Hollywood stars whose images so often transcended or eclipsed the films they appe
04/16/2014 10:53:17 AM
Yesterday two new trailers appeared for David Cronenberg's
04/16/2014 08:28:38 AM
I am not, in any way according to the Internet, a Leonardo DiCaprio fan. Never mind that I saw him first and was proselytizing about his gift for at least ten years after seeing the double whammy of
04/15/2014 21:00:26 PM
William Wyler's The Letter (1940) was nominated for seven Oscars in 1940 and remains a compelling example of two essential noir staples: dramatic lighting and the art of the femme fatale. I was watching it for Seasons of Bette, but the dramatic cinem
04/15/2014 18:10:31 PM
Multi-tasking again. Herewith a new episode of three recurring series:
04/15/2014 13:15:00 PM
I've been quite blocked today (apologies) so I'd like to turn the time over to you for an open discussion. With news coming that Channing Tatum would love to play Gambit in a movie (poor Taylor Kitsch. It's not his fault everyone has tried to scrub X
04/15/2014 09:20:26 AM
I hope you'll join us tonight when we celebrate
04/14/2014 22:00:03 PM
waterworks continue most nights at 11. Here's abstew on Like Crazy
04/14/2014 15:30:22 PM
JA from MNPP here with a new round of "Beauty Vs. Beast" for us to play... this week's inspiration? It's the 54th birthday of one of my favorite actors, Scotsman slash raving lunatic Robert Carlyle. Alright yes he's (probably) just acting the "raving
04/14/2014 14:51:42 PM
Congratulations to this year's Pulitzer Prize winners.
04/14/2014 12:30:12 PM
I've been anxiously awaiting this trailer so let's hitch our Yes No Maybe So wagon to Hilary Swank's as she transports three crazies across the country to Iowa in the western The Homesman. We knew from interviews and a cursory knowledge of the noveli
04/14/2014 10:30:02 AM
As Mad Men at the Movies returns for its final bifurcated season so do we for Mad Men @ the Movies.
04/14/2014 08:28:47 AM
The Guardian asks a really good question. Had James Dean lived would he have been a Newman or a Brando?Nerd Approved swapping the genders on Disney charactersComics Alliance one minute of the opening battle from X-Men Days of Future Past. Looks excit
04/13/2014 20:00:27 PM
Nathaniel stepping in for Amir this week to look at What People Are Seeing. If you've already seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier (and you should) there wasn't much to get excited about at the mainstream box office this weekend with films like O
04/13/2014 17:00:20 PM
As you may or may not have heard Baz Luhrmann has been in the news again this week. 2013 was another big year for him with The Great Gatsby exceeding expectations (financially). The buzz on Baz hasn't quieted in this new year. On March 2nd, his wife
04/13/2014 15:00:15 PM
Film restorationists don’t feel like rockstars. But with this crowd…”
the TCM Festival is happening at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood
Mike Pogorzelski, director of the Academy Film Archive, chuckles as another round of cheer
04/13/2014 13:54:03 PM
For those who don't check in enough, don't miss these highlights from the week. It was a slow week, I know, but next week will be madness: the Podcast returns, the Smackdown (finally),
04/13/2014 09:01:00 AM
Something is wrong with me. I miss the Oscars already even though I've just barely recovered from the March 2nd related exhaustion. (Nathaniel the Masochist) So the other day I got a little Oscar happy and was looking back at various years, so let's
04/12/2014 22:00:13 PM
Multi-tasking this evening with a bifurcated trip back to Heathers. As previously noted, the film just celebrated its 25th anniversary and hasn't lost its bark (so quotable, so confident)
04/12/2014 17:46:58 PM
Diana reporting from TCM Film Festival's Opening Night Red Carpet. The classic stars came out and Anne Marie and I talked to them.
Oscar winner Shirley Jones with her husband and the Oklahoma! premiere. [Photo: David Buchan/Getty Images]
4 P.M. Hol
04/12/2014 10:00:03 AM
04/12/2014 07:15:13 AM
The perma-tanned actor, playboy and unreal beauty back in the day turns 75 this summer. More photos and a few notes after the jump...
04/11/2014 16:47:16 PM
The King speaks. Often in motion pictures, in point of fact. Colin Firth has been a mainstay in British and Hollywood cinema since his terrific debut opposite Rupert Everett in the boy's school classic
04/11/2014 13:49:09 PM
Counter-programming in the summer. Love it! Decoding Annie Parker, a movie about early strides in Breast Cancer Research arrives on May 2nd. Samantha Morton plays the title character, a young mother who is diagnosed with breast cancer. She seeks answ
04/11/2014 11:40:57 AM
“So it’s a film festival, but for old films? Why?”
When I told folks how excited I was to finally go to the 5th annual TCM Film Festival this year in Hollywood, I got this question a few times. This isn’t just about the old a
04/11/2014 10:11:20 AM
The Film Experience does not endorse tattoos. That shit is crazy permanent and who wants to wear the same thing every day of one's life? But tattoos can sometimes look good in a photo shoot, with the right body, or work well in dramatic or comic cont
04/11/2014 07:00:37 AM
In Contention the Stephen Hawking biopic Theory of Everything starring Eddie Redmayne is getting an Oscar prime November release. Best Actor is going to be tight this year, peopleTelegraph interviewed Winona Ryder last month. Not sure how I missed th
04/10/2014 22:00:06 PM
waterworks each night at 11. Here's
04/10/2014 18:01:03 PM
Tim here, to celebrate, and by “celebrate”, I mean “lament” the ten-year anniversary this month of the film that more or less killed traditional animation at Disney. Back in April, 2004, all that anybody could talk about was a
04/10/2014 14:00:50 PM
In January we did a countdown of 2014 movies we were most looking forward to. With the distribution news that
04/10/2014 11:30:06 AM
And now our semi-weekly check in with actresses we love. Where / What / Who are they up to?
BRIEBrie Larson has accepted an offer to star in the psychological horror drama as "Ma", about a woman who's trapped in her father's basement for years with h
04/10/2014 10:00:14 AM
04/10/2014 07:45:43 AM
actually there's only 15 links... 15 link street. Lots of reads for you today, here and elsewhere
My New Plaid Pants has a wonderfully incisive review of Joe starring Nicolas Cage and Tye SheridanThe Film Doctor nostalgia in the Smithsonian. Notes on
04/09/2014 22:00:07 PM
waterworks each night at 11
How many of you have seen David O. Russell's Flirting With Disaster (1996)? With the exception of the stupidly maligned I ♥ Huckabees, it's his funniest film. One day it will surely be rediscovered given the atte
04/09/2014 19:28:34 PM
Roland Emmerich will direct Jeremy Irvine in "Stonewall"Roland Emmerich is a size queen. I had the world's shortest interview with him while he was promoting Anonymous, a rare trip away from the ginormous epic blockbuster spectacles he prefers to mak
04/09/2014 18:40:43 PM
Here's what's coming up for the rest of April. It's going to be an exciting few weeks...
April 10th TCM FILM FESTIVAL BEGINS Anne Marie & Diana will be reporting from Los AngelesApril 15th Hit Me With Your Best Shot: The Letter (1940)Bette Davis sta
04/09/2014 14:39:34 PM
Episode 15 of 52 as Anne Marie screens all of Katharine Hepburn's films in chronological order.
In which Katharine Hepburn is named Box Office Poison, which might be the best thing that could have happened to her.
WAKE UP! HOLLYWOOD PRODUCERS
04/09/2014 12:40:21 PM
AVClub Ingmar Bergman's Persona
04/09/2014 08:43:52 AM
I came to the news of Mickey Rooney's passing late due to my offline vacation but it wouldn't be right to not mention it here at the musicals-loving The Film Experience. My first exposure to Mickey Rooney, as far as I remember, was Babes in Arms (193
04/08/2014 20:32:24 PM
Here's Andrew to celebrate the release of last year's embattled August: Osage County newly arrived on DVD.
04/08/2014 17:00:23 PM
Hello my beautiful cinephiles. Nathaniel, back from my rejuvenating weekend. It's possible that you haven't missed me since the team has been doing a great job but I missed you.
04/08/2014 14:00:00 PM
04/08/2014 11:40:43 AM
On the 50th anniversary of "From Russia With Love"'s US release our friend and James Bond expert Deborah Lipp (she even wrote a book about him!) is here to talk 007...
Sean Connery in "From Russia With Love" released 50 years ago today in the States
04/08/2014 09:00:31 AM
Michael C. here
04/07/2014 22:38:59 PM
waterworks each weeknight at 11 as we turn on the cinematic shower.
No, it’s not December, but I'm taking a trip down memory lane to ubiqutious Christmas film Home Alone 2: Lost in New York for this entry.
The Maculay Culkin Home Alone films
04/07/2014 20:00:00 PM
Jose here. I have a confession to make that might make me very unpopular around here: I don’t get Michelle Williams. I understand the reasons why she’s beloved and acclaimed and why she’s earned three Academy Award nominations so fa
04/07/2014 18:00:16 PM
Glenn here. As Jason already established, today is Francis Ford Coppola's 75th birthday today. Talia's brother, Sofia and Roman's dad, Nicolas and Jason's uncle, and Gia's grandfather presides over a clearly very talented family that keep kicking art
04/07/2014 10:03:30 AM
JA from MNPP here, back from vacation with a brand new round of "Beauty Vs. Beast." So here's the question (or rather the first question): what's your favorite Francis Ford Coppola movie? The legendary helmer's turning 75 today and so we look back th
04/06/2014 22:00:15 PM
We're going to be in for some weather...
Even celebrities are affected.
04/06/2014 15:20:30 PM
Amir here, with the weekend’s box office report. Captain America defeated Noah to the top spot. There has to be a joke in there about America and freedom and jingoism and religion but I haven’t seen the former film yet, so I’ll hold
04/05/2014 16:04:07 PM
Amir here, to welcome you back to Team Top Ten, our monthly poll by all of the website’s contributors. For our first episode in 2014, we are looking at The Greatest Working Cinematographers in the (international) film industry. As long time rea
04/05/2014 13:00:35 PM
This post was originally published in Nathaniel's column at Towleroad. Nathaniel is on vacation but it is reprinted here with their permission
"On the left" Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) warns a stranger as he jogs past him at The Mall in Washington D.
04/04/2014 17:00:05 PM
This weekend sees the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the third film in Marvel's Phase 2 of movies seemingly designed to introduced an expanding roster of comic book figures into a multi-film universe for the rest of human history. Co
04/04/2014 14:29:00 PM
Here's abstew on one of TFE's very favorite actors
This past Wednesday saw the limited release of the British film Dom Hemingway about a safecracker that is recently released from prison after serving 12 years. The marketing material is also quick
04/04/2014 11:30:23 AM
...is there anything you can't do?
Well, I'm not sure I'll make a very good nun.
If you have any problems, I'll be happy to help you...
Great Moments in Screen Bitchery #235, Eleanor Parker as the Baroness in The
04/04/2014 08:30:06 AM
Here's abstew with a tribute to an actor we lost too soon.
Today, April 4th, 2014, would have been Oscar winner Heath Ledger's 35th Birthday. Tragically, the talented young actor's career was all too brief. (It's crazy to think that 2 of the 5 Best
04/03/2014 21:49:33 PM
Tim here. The recent release of Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty on a DVD/Blu-Ray combo from the Criterion Collection means that most of us in North American finally have our first decent chance to see the most recent winner of the Best Fore
04/03/2014 18:55:36 PM
What's on your cinematic mind? I was worried you were all thinking about the exact same thing that we had neglected to write on until I realized the comments were malfunctioning. FIXED. So now that you can comment again, please fill it up the blog wi
04/03/2014 17:00:36 PM
Amir here, to celebrate the tenth birthday of Guillermo Del Toro’s red devil child, Hellboy.
Writing a piece for the anniversary of a superhero film is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, the rate at which we get new entries to the panthe
04/03/2014 13:21:02 PM
Editor's Note: A huge thank you to my trusted right hand woman in Old Hollywood love. Anne Marie is filling in for this particular edition of "Seasons of Bette" (a sidebar series to "A Year With Kate" as we investigate Bette's Oscar roles whenever th
04/03/2014 05:45:27 AM
There appears to be some sort of issue. Posts have not published and neither have comments. Working on it.
04/02/2014 17:12:00 PM
Episode 14 of 52 from Anne Marie's series screening Katharine Hepburn's films in chronological order.
In which there is a leopard on your roof and it’s my leopard and I have to get it down and to get it down I have to sing!
Bringing Up Bab
04/02/2014 14:19:00 PM
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04/02/2014 10:33:14 AM
big screenTowleroad James Franco to plan an ex-gay activist in a new Gus Van Sant filmGuardian Russell Crowe meets with the Archbishop of Canterbury for Noah. The things people will do for movie promotion, I tell youEmpire Cake, a Jennifer Aniston mo
04/02/2014 09:00:20 AM
Alexa here to wish a Happy Centennial to Alec Guinness. Born 100 years ago today to a single mother in London, Guinness' theatre career began in his 20s. It wasn't until after he served in the Royal Navy in World War II that his film career began in
04/02/2014 00:47:00 AM
glitter attack!True story. In the late 1990s after graduating college, before New York City and The Film Experience years, I was working as an artist at a company that specialized in parties and events. Every day in a big warehouse I was a hot mess o
04/01/2014 19:22:29 PM
April Fools! I needed an infamous 'bad movie we love' for today's edition of Hit Me With Your Best Shot a crowd source visual party, where anyone with a love for movies can watch the pre-assigned film and chime in on the one moment that makes it or d
04/01/2014 17:14:12 PM
For April Fools Day a Yes No Maybe So on a trailer promoting a movie that could well be a folly.
Though I am on record at having loathed Cloud Atlas I appreciate movies that operate from the outer edges of sanity. I'm always curious when the Wachows
04/01/2014 14:40:37 PM
When I met Logan Lerman in 2012 to talk Perks of Being a Wallflower and Noah (right here icymi) he was as nice as movie actors can get. We even strayed off topic quite a bit over coffee. I was eager to see what he'd do next but, I must confess, he se
04/01/2014 10:40:33 AM
A NOTE BEFORE WE BEGIN: I am aware that you're impatiently awaiting 2014's April Foolish Oscar Predictions but please to note: I am aiming for April 13th but they definitely won't be here today and that's no April Fool's Joke.
With 2013's best films
04/01/2014 09:18:00 AM
Happy 75th birthday today to Ali MacGraw. "Who?" Some of you might be asking, which is telling.
My first and only significant memory of Ali MacGraw, who was quite famous when I was a child, was seeing her face on the sheet music to the theme from Lo
03/31/2014 17:00:10 PM
I can't tell you how proud I am to be hosting JA's weekly series "Beauty vs. Beast". I feel like a giddy reader each Monday just wondering which amusing sophie's choice he'll pose. But he's in Italy this week so I'm your substitute pollster.
03/31/2014 13:15:03 PM
Our Women's History Month posts, celebrating real actresses as real women conclude with abstew on Virginia Woolf & The Hours.
03/31/2014 11:00:33 AM
Happy birthday to one of cinema's all time greatest nutjobs, Christopher Walken. The Oscar-winner is 71 today. Do you forget he was in Annie Hall (1977) ? I always do until I'm watching it and he shows up in that utterly classic passage when Alvy Sin
03/31/2014 08:30:47 AM
Happy 25th birthday this very day to the daring, hilarious, and utterly classic
03/30/2014 22:15:05 PM
Entertainment Weekly Mark Harris sounded off on horror television like Hannibal and The Walking Dead "with gore less is more"LA Times treasure trove of silent films found in Amsterdam including Mickey Rooney's first film role at age sixThe Playlist i
03/30/2014 18:01:49 PM
03/30/2014 13:15:54 PM
Can a Song Save Your Life? The Weinstein Company doesn't think so, since they've changed the title of that music industry Mark Ruffalo/Keira Knightley film. It would like to be known as Begin Again before it actually faces the fickle public. Presumab
03/30/2014 11:12:48 AM
In so many ways I wish Hugh Jackman could move on from Wolverine, the role that brought him enormous fame but which he has been performing for 14 of his 15 years in motion pictures. That's longer than virtually any TV star performs their signature ro
03/30/2014 08:33:00 AM
Amuse us by adding a caption or dialogue to this still of Elizabeth Banks from Walk of Shame. I'll announce the winner later. After the jump, see the winners of the last few "say whats" and what they won.
03/29/2014 14:00:11 PM
Busy week as usual. Seven highlights, in case you missed them...
Alfre Woodard - we talked to the great actress about her favorite roles from 12 Years a Slave to Passion FishStage Door catfights - Anne Marie finally made it to the classics in her Kat
03/29/2014 08:31:30 AM
These pictures were literally shot 25 years ago today - Michelle Pfeiffer & Glenn Close at the Governor's Ball for the 1988 Oscars on March 29th, 1989.
03/28/2014 19:19:33 PM
Channing & Pettyfer in the originalThe Magic Mike sequel is gearing up to start filming in the fall. The Playlist reports that Steven Soderbergh's long time first AD Gregory Jacobs will direct so they're keeping it in house and the film will be calle
03/28/2014 15:01:06 PM
What was the precise moment that
03/28/2014 12:30:51 PM
I'm off to see Noah. No, I don't know how or why I missed the critics screenings (boo) but don't tell me which animal pairs get screen time or cameos. I love animals muchly and want lots of screen time for them. Except for maybe mice. Mickey and Minn
03/28/2014 11:20:33 AM
The Guardian a deleted pre-coronation scene between sisters Anna and Elsa in FrozenAntagony & Ecstasy Tim on Muppets Most Wanted. I liked the movie more than he but this is why I hired him for TFE. Such an incisive film critic.
03/28/2014 09:19:08 AM
BatmanDid you know that May marks Batman's 75th birthday? The billionaire in the cowl was introduced in Detective Comics #27 May 1939 edition (a comic that sold a few years ago for over a million dollars). He's aged well but trust funds will help tha
03/27/2014 20:30:50 PM
Tim here. Tomorrow, Darren Aronofsky’s longstanding passion project Noah finally opens, continuing the unexpected trend which has found 2014 turning the Year the Biblical Epic Came Back (what with Son of God in February, and Ridley Scott’
03/27/2014 17:30:44 PM
Jai Courtney photographed by Davis Factor for Flaunt MagazineNews broke today that 28 year-old rising star Jai Courtney won't have to turn down Terminator: Genesis as previously suspected due to his Divergent contract. He'll be able to make both
03/27/2014 15:02:14 PM
Wonkette crazed religious rightwing preacher says that Frozen will make you gay. And a witch!Pajiba saves me the trouble of doing a Yes No Maybe So on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) traiser24 Frames Per Second
03/27/2014 12:00:56 PM
In 17 days the final season of Mad Men begins.