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Kehr on Keaton

Kehr on Keaton
A required read for any self-respecting cinephile is critic Dave Kehr's weekly DVD column in the NYT. At a time when most new movies don't offer much to digest for the sophisticated film critic, Kehr has the best beat in town: DVDs. Every week, Kehr shares his erudite knowledge and elegant prose style. And he outdoes himself with this week's essay on the greatest silent comedian, Buster Keaton, who like his rival Charlie Chaplin, directed his own films--but for too short a time. (A new DVD of Steamboat Bill, Jr. is hitting stores, as well as Lost Keaton, which includes sixteen Educational Pictures shorts he made in the 30s.)
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 4, 2010 10:32 AM
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Oscilloscope to Release Cazale Doc I Knew It Was You on DVD

In acting circles, the late John Cazale was a respected character actor even before he played Fredo in The Godfather and its first sequel and Stan in The Deer Hunter.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 22, 2010 6:12 AM
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DVD Watch: Death Race 2000

Paul Bartel was always one of my fave New World directors--he's one of the less-well-known grads of the Corman school, including James Cameron, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, Allan Arkush, Joe Dante, Ron Howard and Peter Bogdanovich. It's always a hoot hearing folks talk about what it was like to work there. Quentin Tarantino's tribute to New World chief Roger Corman was a highlight of last year's Academy governors' ball.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 21, 2010 8:20 AM
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Alice To Pass $1 Billion, Hollywood for Sale, Bale Talking Hillcoat Flick

-Disney's Alice in Wonderland will cross the $1 billion worldwide box-office threshold tomorrow, marking the sixth movie to do so and a record for a springtime release. With over $332 million domestic and $667 million foreign, Alice in Wonderland is Disney's second-highest grosser behind Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ($1.07 billion worldwide).
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 26, 2010 3:25 AM
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Eggers' McSweeney's Sells Wholphin DVDs

TOH contributor Cameron Carlson explores McSweeney's innovative DVD experiment.
  • By Cameron Carlson
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  • May 5, 2010 1:26 AM
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TCM Classic Film Festival is Hit, and is Coming Back

Last weekend's TCM Classic Film Festival in LA was such a hit that it's coming back in 2011. TCM targeted an aging demo starving for classic movies and created an event feel, with Q & As and panels, from Danny and Anjelica Huston honoring their father and grandfather in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre to Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless (which holds up really well, fresh as a daisy) and the Complete Metropolis accompanied by the Alloy Orchestra, which judging from the interest I'm gauging will do some business. (Leonard Maltin covered the fest like a blanket.)
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 27, 2010 7:29 AM
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Na'vi Morphing Stations Coming to a Theater Near You

If you liked the way Ben Stiller looked at the Oscars or the online make yourself into a Na'vi promo, then get thee to a participating Avatar morphing station. (In L.A. it starts April 16 at The Grove.)
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 16, 2010 12:38 PM
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Kino Releases Must-See Complete Metropolis

If you've seen Fritz Lang's 1927 sci-fi masterwork Metropolis, you know that it's not only one of the great movies ever made, but also among the most influential. Its DNA is all over subsequent sci-fi flicks from Blade Runner to The Matrix. Now Kino is releasing the restored 147-minute The Complete Metropolis--with 25 extra minutes of footage and the original Gottfried Huppertz score--that debuted at the Berlin Film Festival.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 6, 2010 10:14 AM
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Age of Stupid Self-Release Spawns Good Screenings Site

Indie filmmakers take note.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 26, 2010 10:12 AM
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Avatar DVD Hits Stores April 22, Earth Day

The stateside DVD and Blu-ray release of James Cameron's environment-themed Avatar (at $2.6 billion worldwide, the highest-grossing film of all time) is April 22, the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The film won three Oscars, for art direction, cinematography and visual effects.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 16, 2010 5:09 AM
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