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The Washington Post reports on the use of computers to make Paul Reubens look almost as young in his new movie, “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday,” as he did in his first Pee-wee movie, 36 years ago. In postproduction, artists digitally retouched his […]

“The Ten Commandments” is coming back to theaters for two days only, March 20 and 23, 2016, in more than 650 cinemas nationwide. Truly, this is a film that must be seen on the big screen to experience the epic […]

Director Terrence Malick makes films that are visually stunning and — depending on who you ask — either narratively challenging or frustratingly obscure. It was a pleasure to speak to three producers of his latest film, “Knight of Cups,” starring […]

Discovery Times Square has a fabulous exhibit of “Star Wars” costumes and props, from all seven films, with fascinating behind the scenes details and commentary from the people who created the costumes — and the people who wore them. The […]

Seventy-five years ago, The Maltese Falcon was first released, the very first film from director John Huston (with his father, the distinguished actor Walter Huston, in a small non-speaking part for good luck). It was the third version of the […]

Frock Flicks is a wonderful blog from Trystan L. Bass, Sarah Lorraine, and Kendra Van Cleave, whose commentary on the historical accuracy and creative contribution of the costumes in historical movies and television is thoughtful, perceptive, and illuminating. They also […]

“Silence of the Lambs” is one of only two films to sweep the Oscars, winning Best Picture, Actress, Actor, Director, and Adapted Screenplay. On the 25th anniversary, screenwriter Ted Tally spoke about the film to Rolling Stone’s Kory Grow. Here […]

My friend Jen Chaney had a great interview with Marilyn Vance, who designed the wonderful costumes in the Molly Ringwald/Andrew McCarthy/Jon Cryer classic, “Pretty in Pink.” “I relate personally to this film,” says the Brooklyn native, who grew up, like […]

My friend and fellow critic John Hanlon has a great piece on Where To Watch about the nominees for Best Costume Design Oscars this year, including Sandy Powell, who is competing with herself with nominations for both “Carol” and “Cinderella.”

Take a look at this gorgeous collection of matte paintings used for backgrounds on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” They are the last of their kind; everything is CGI now.

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