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Raymond Chandler on Hollywood
Novelist Raymond Chandler, the creator of iconic private eye Philip Marlowe, was also the screenwriter of "Double Indemnity" and "The Blue Dahlia". All of Chandler's novels are set in Los Angeles and he is inextricably linked with the city and its most influential export - motion pictures.
Sam Shepard and Cold in July Film Review
"Cold in July" is a dark, heart-pounding thriller that also features Sam Shepard in one of his final roles. Michael C. Hall and Don Johnson co-star.
Sworn Virgin Film Review
Filmmaker Laura Bispuri makes her feature film debut with this intriguing tale about Albania's sworn virgin tradition. Alba Rohrwacher plays a woman who has relinquished her feminine identity but gradually attempts to reconcile her independence with her sexuality.
Honey Film Review
Actress Valeria Golino, whose English-language films include "Rain Man" and "The Indian Runner", steps behind the camera to direct her first feature. "Honey" tackles the difficult subject of assisted suicide via an engaging heroine and her unlikely friendship with a cantankerous older man.
Narc Film Review
Ray Liotta and Jason Patric star as emotionally troubled police officers investigating drug-related crime in Detroit. "Narc" features outstanding performances and an unflinching depiction of life on the streets.
Douglas Fairbanks as The Gaucho Film Review
Douglas Fairbanks expands his range, and challenges Rudolph Valentino's claim to fame as The Latin Lover, in this visually sumptuous film released in 1927.
Thunderheart and The Activist Film Review
"Thunderheart" and "The Activist" are political thrillers that also comment on the stereotyped view of the American Indian in Hollywood films.
Errol Flynn - When Image Clashes With Reality
Errol Flynn often played a carefree adventurer but felt straitjacketed by his image. This essay explores why Flynn referred to himself as a contradiction within a contradiction.
La Scorta Film Review
Ricky Tognazzi's film tells a story of corruption and Mafia violence from the viewpoint of a fearless judge and his four bodyguards. Starring Claudio Amendola and Enrico Lo Verso, "La Scorta" will appeal to fans of "Serpico" and "Chinatown".
Prague Duet Film Review
Rade Serbedzija (you may not know the name but you will recognize the face) and Gina Gershon star in this love story about a doctor who discovers her grandfather's Nazi past.
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