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Aisha Harris and Dan Kois got ideas from a range of filmmakers, critics, and historians to prepare Slate’s list of the “50 Greatest Films by Black Directors,” a response to the many “canonical” lists that overlook these films. In an […]

The BBC has assembled a thrilling tribute to the films they consider America’s best.

Jen Chaney has a delightful tribute to Ferris Bueller’s under-appreciated sister, Jeannie, played by future “Dirty Dancing” star Jennifer Grey, on Uproxx, titled, appropriately, “Save Jeannie.” And yet the phrase [the Charlie Sheen character] uses — “Then the problem is […]

This week’s Tim Burton “Alice Through the Looking Glass” is the latest film to feature one of the most popular characters in movie history, based on the books Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll. That […]

Turner Classic Movies has a cool new club called the TCM Backlot. They call it the ultimate fan club for everyone who loves Turner Classic Movies. The TCM Backlot is your ticket to go behind the scenes, attend private gatherings, […]

For Mother’s Day, share some of these movies featured in my book, 50 Must-See Movies: Mothers. Claudia Before they went on to co-star in the luminous romance, “The Enchanted Cottage,” Dorothy McGuire and Robert Young played a young married couple […]

In honor of Mother’s Day, my ebook 50 Must-See Movies: Mothers will be free on Amazon through Monday, May 6-9, 2016. No relationship is more primal, more fraught, more influential, more worried over, more nourishing when good and more devastating […]

Well, really, the entire Ebertfest film festival is a highlight. It truly is unlike any other film festival because it creates such a sense of community, in part because people come back year after year and in part because there […]

I always love to see what the Frock Flicks ladies have to say and I especially loved the list of the five best black and white costumes. Of course Audrey Hepburn’s Ascot dress is on the list. But I had […]

Washingtonian Magazine has a terrific behind-the-scenes round-up of comments to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Best Picture Oscar-winner All the President’s Men. Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Oscar-winner Jane Alexander, Robert Redford, Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman and more give their candid […]