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‘Night Will Fall’: the lost Hitchcock documentary

Warner Archive has just released a DVD-on-demand version of Andre Singer’s stunning 2014 British Film Institute documentary, “Night Will Fall,” about a failed attempt to produce a Holocaust

‘Find Her’: inside the Stockholm Syndrome

The line between mysteries and thrillers and so-called literary fiction has always been a thin one, but contemporary writers like Lisa Gardner make that sort of arbitrary distinction seem especially

‘View from the Bridge’: stripped-down Miller

Downtown director Ivo Van Hove has finally moved uptown to Broadway with a stark but spectacular staging of the Arthur Miller play, “A View from the Bridge.” Several years ago, the general director of

‘An Empty Hell’: New Jersey noir

Dave White’s dark and extremely suspenseful thriller, “An Empty Hell,” which is being published today by Polis Books, turns Northern New Jersey into a setting worthy of any classic noir detective

University press focuses on forgotten movie stars

It wasn’t until I did a feature on a Simone Signoret biography by Hamden writer Patricia A. DeMaio that I became aware of the interesting movie-related books published by the University Press of

Rent it now: Ewan McGregor in ‘The Pillow Book’

Although the Scottish actor Ewan McGregor got a taste of mainstream Hollywood stardom when he appeared in three of the “Star Wars” movies — from 1999 to 2005 — he seems to go out of his way to stay

Bad Movies We Love: “Perfect”

It’s surprising that the 1985 John Travolta/Jamie Lee Curtis flop “Perfect” hasn’t attracted a so-bad-it’s-good cult-following over the past 30 years. This is a one of a kind, laugh-out-loud turkey

Channing Tatum’s showstopper

The new Coen brothers movie, “Hail, Caesar!,” pulls off the mean feat of both mocking and celebrating the Hollywood films of yesteryear – the output from the 1950s, in particular. The picture opens

Another season of ‘Mozart in the Jungle’

I don’t have much use for the Golden Globes, but I was happy to see the Hollywood Foreign Press Association pick “Mozart in the Jungle” as the best comedy or musical series at their awards night last

‘Spotlight’ vs. ‘The Big Short’ for top Oscar

If you can believe the movie industry forecasters, one of two films will win the Oscar for best picture on Feb. 28 – “Spotlight” or “The Big Short.” “Spotlight” was viewed as the frontrunner until