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After you vote, take a break from red and blue maps to enjoy some of the portrayals of real US Presidents on screen. Daniel Day-Lewis won an Oscar for Lincoln.  I’ve already written about some of the many other movie […]

For Halloween, some of my favorite movie witches: Kim Novak is a sexy witch who will lose her powers if she falls in love in “Bell Book and Candle.” The outstanding cast includes Jimmy Stewart, Jack Lemmon, and Elsa Lanchester. […]

Movie lists are irresistible — to make and to debate. Here are three intriguing new ones. My friend, Talk Easy podcast host and critic Sam Fragoso, has compiled a list ranking all of Matt Damon’s performances. I’d put “Stuck on […]

Happy Labor Day and many thanks to everyone who works.  Some of my favorite movies about the workplace: The Pajama Game He (John Riatt — Bonnie’s father) is the new boss at the pajama factory.  She (Doris Day) represents the […]

On rogerebert.com my friend Susan Wloszczyna writes about the top female movie fictional characters of all time, according to a list released by the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, a group I am proud to be belong to. I was […]

Robert Redford gives a marvelous performance in “Pete’s Dragon,” in theaters today.  It’s a good reminder to look back at some of his outstanding films, as actor, director, and producer, over the last five decades. Redford repeated his Broadway role […]

I had a lot of fun creating this gallery with nine surprising facts about the story of Ben-Hur, ranging from the youngest Union General in the Civil War to movie stars as extras, the US Supreme Court, and Charlton Heston […]

Hurray!  The summer Olympics start this week.  Here are some movies to help kids get ready. The First Olympics: Athens 1896, one of my very favorite sports movies ever, is a made-for-TV miniseries about the first modern-day Olympics. We take […]

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 […]

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 […]