‘Sinatra 100’: a centennial scrapbook

The 100th anniversary year of the birth of Frank Sinatra is being celebrated with countless books and recordings documenting what might have been the most remarkable show business career of the 20th
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‘Thief’: lost Alain Delon/Ann-Margret film noir

The bleak 1965 MGM production “Once a Thief” was plucked out of obscurity by Warner Archive recently and it is just the sort of interesting oddity the label seems designed to distribute. The movie was
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‘The Sartorialist’: ten years of street fashion

Penguin Books is celebrating 10 years of Scott Schuman’s influential photography blog with “The Sartorialist X,” a beautifully designed and compact look at his photos of the street attire of both
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‘Pawn Sacrifice’: the genius & madness of Bobby Fischer

The new biodrama “Pawn Sacrifice” about the chess champion Bobby Fischer, doesn’t seem to be attracting much attention from U.S. movie audiences. With so many other highly touted fall releases opening
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Rent it now: ‘Adore’ & taboo sexual relationships

In this country, the Australian-French co-production “Adore” debuted simultaneously in a handful of theaters and as an on-demand title from many of the cable and Internet download services (I watched
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Underrated performance: Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren

The mixed-to-negative reviews and a higher profile Alfred Hitchcock biopic released within the same month, kept me from checking out the 2012 HBO/BBC film “The Girl” when it aired. It’s understandable
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When movies play fast & loose with facts

Fall marks the real start of Oscar season which means lots of historical dramas and other based-on-fact prestige pictures that tend to get awards. However, with these theoretical “non-fiction” movies
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Bad Movies We Love: ‘Rich and Famous’

Veteran Hollywood director George Cukor’s final film, “Rich and Famous,” was not well reviewed when it debuted in 1981 and the box-office results were mediocre. A mini-controversy erupted when New
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