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Kino Lorber Announces New 'Studio Classics' Label, Will Release Eight Iconic Films This July

Highbrow distributor Kino Lorber is well-known for its DVD collection of art house films, especially those of historic and international significance--think Fritz Lang's "Metropolis."
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 23, 2014 1:18 PM
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Regal and Paramount Offering 'Super Ticket' to 'Transformers 4'--With Home Video Purchase Baked In

Regal Entertainment seems to be taking a leaf out of Willy Wonka's book: for the opening of Michael Bay's new explode-a-palooze "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the theater chain is offering fans the chance to buy what it's calling a 'Super Ticket.'
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 18, 2014 12:34 PM
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How Hawks' 1948 Classic 'Red River' Drew a New Map for the Western (NEW CRITERION DVD REVIEW)

"Funny how different you feel," cattleman Nadine Groot (Walter Brennan) relates near the end of "Red River," "when you know you're going somewheres." He's right, but his is a sojourner's satisfaction, marking the conclusion of a long expedition. For viewers of Howard Hawks' mythic 1948 Western, the foremost pleasure is in the odyssey itself.
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • June 18, 2014 6:05 AM
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Happy 118th Birthday, Howard Hawks: TOH! Picks His 16 Must-See Films (VIDEO)

In 2012, when Sight & Sound Magazine released the results of its most recent decennial poll, fans of Howard Hawks searched the top fifty "Greatest Films of All Time" in vain. Is the reputation of classical Hollywood cinema's most versatile master in decline? We offer you 16 reasons why you should remember Hawks, from "Red River" to "Scarface."
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  • May 31, 2014 2:10 PM
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Cassavetes, Almodovar and Cuaron Top Criterion's Heavenly Late-Summer Lineup

Mark your calendars, cinephiles. From a rarely seen John Cassavetes masterpiece to an iconic 1970s musical, The Criterion Collection's Summer release lineup couldn't be sweeter.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 16, 2014 10:15 AM
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Can Fox Searchlight Turn 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Into a Serious Oscar Contender?

Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" could very well be a major awards player in 2014. The specialty box office sensation (almost $52 million domestic at the time of writing, and $140 million worldwide) is in the Top Ten two months after its initial release. It could score Oscar nominations for director, writer, actor, art direction, score, costumes and cinematography, as well as being a popular contender for critics awards come the year's end. It does happen.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 7, 2014 12:47 PM
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'Theatreland' Doc Features Broadway & London Stars McKellen and Stewart

Did you miss "X-Men" stars Ian McKellen ("The Lord of the Rings") and Patrick Stewart ("Star Trek: The Next Generation") on Broadway in "Waiting for Godot" and "No Man's Land"? (The two distinguished Brit thespians did not land Tony nominations.) Athena is releasing on May 5 the DVD documentary "Theatreland" (May 13), which goes behind the scenes of the 2009 London production of "Waiting for Godot."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 30, 2014 1:33 PM
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What Are Grace Kelly's Best Films? We Give the Top Three to Hitchcock

Grace Kelly is having a comeback this year. The Weinsteins' "Grace of Monaco," starring Nicole Kidman, is opening Cannes. And a new six-film DVD collection is set to arrive later this summer, celebrating the quintessential icy blonde. Which leads us to ask: What are Kelly's best films?
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • April 1, 2014 1:26 PM
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As 'Nymphomaniac' Provokes, von Trier and Leth's Masterful 'Five Obstructions' Gets DVD Rerelease

At the same time that the impish Lars von Trier is busy offending, affronting, provoking and outraging audiences with “Nymphomaniacs” I and II, Kino Lorber has chosen to re-release one of the films that got a lot of people excited about von Trier in the first place: “The Five Obstructions.”
  • By John Anderson
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  • April 1, 2014 11:32 AM
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes of 'The Spectacular Now,' On DVD & Blu-Ray 1/14

Check out a TOH! exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette for "The Spectacular Now," starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley as high school sweethearts. A24's Sundance breakout arrives on DVD and Blu-ray next Tuesday, January 14.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 7, 2014 4:27 PM
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