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Happy 100th birthday to one of the greatest and most versatile stars of the golden age of Hollywood, Olivia de Havilland! She and her fellow-Oscar-winning sister, Joan Fontaine, were born in Tokyo, the daughters of British parents, a professor and […]

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This week’s new “Tarzan” movie should inspire families to check out the many, many earlier versions of this classic story. In 2012, Neely Tucker of The Washington Post wrote a wonderful tribute to Tarzan in honor of the 100th anniversary […]

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On my first trip to LAIKA, for “The Boxtrolls,” they told me their mantra was “No straight lines, no right angles, no perfect circles.” The world of that film was sooty, steampunk, Victorian. I visited again to learn about their […]

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“The BFG” stands for Big Friendly Giant, and it is a new movie from Steven Spielberg, based on the book by Roald Dahl. There are no big-name stars in the film, but there are some familiar faces, with some of […]

Johnny Simmons has the title role in The Phenom, an exceptionally intelligent and insightful film about a troubled young major league pitcher and the therapist who helps him understand the impact his abusive father has had on him. Simmons is […]

Want to see some movie miracles? Check out this list of Beliefnet-recommended movies with inspiring stories of divine interventions. Watch for a glimpse of the angel’s wings in this delightful dance number from John Travolta’s “Michael.”

Gary Ross, best known for the first “Hunger Games” movie, spent years researching the real-life story behind his new film, “Free State of Jones,” about a group of deserters from the Confederate Army and runaway slaves who declared their independence […]

Roald Dahl was a prolific author whose books included wildly popular children’s stories like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the creepy short stories that inspired some of the best-remembered episodes of “The Alfred Hitchcock Show,” including “Lamb to the […]

Aaron Sorkin (“The West Wing,” “Moneyball,” “The Social Network”) is teaching an online master class in screenwriting. Whether you dream of writing great films or television series or just want to learn how to communicate more effectively, this is an […]

Werner Herzog is not only one of the most brilliant directors in the history of world cinema; he is also unique in the span of his films, equally impressive in narrative features and documentaries. After a decade of pleading from […]