‘The 400 Blows’: the film that launched a cinematic revolution

It was an honor to be asked to host the first “Critic’s Choice” night at the beautiful Bijou Theatre in downtown Bridgeport tonight at 6:30. After looking through the new venue’s impressive catalog of
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Happy Valentine’s Day! – ‘Downton Abbey’-style

For printable versions of Chad Thomas’ ‘Downton Abbey’ Valentine’s Day cards, go to http://chad-thomas.com/?p=553#more-553
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A fantastic overview of movie, TV history for $10

I’m embarrassed to admit that I didn’t get to the Museum of the Moving Image until last year. Like lots of other people, I’m sure, I’ve always meant to go, but it’s in Queens, and the cultural
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‘Santa Sangre’: when the DVD extras are better than the movie

Some directors talk such a good game — and are so much fun to interview — that you end up wishing their movies were better. The bard of Baltimore, John Waters, falls into this category. He’s one of
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‘No Mark Upon Her’: who killed a ‘difficult’ woman?

Deborah Crombie is a Texan, but you would never guess that fact by reading “No Mark Upon Her” (William Morrow), the 14th novel she has written about London detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James.
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‘Pelham One Two Three’: New York City at its 1970s worst/best

40 years ago, the combination of “white flight” to the suburbs and New York City being on the verge of bankruptcy hurt the image of Manhattan and the other five boroughs around the country. Instead of
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‘The Lovers’: still erotic, but no longer scandalous

February always sees the release of romantic dramas and comedies tied in with Valentine’s Day — the new Rachel McAdams/Channing Tatum film “The Vow” is expected to sell a lot of tickets this weekend
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How some adventurous filmmakers have confronted racism

On Sunday, I was very pleased to be asked to host a screening of the controversial 1982 Sam Fuller film “White Dog” (above) at the Bridgeport Library. The film was presented by the African-American
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