Tag Archives: Film theory

“Red Tails” is an entertaining history lesson/B-movie

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com:The strongest aspect of director Anthony Hemingway and producer George Lucas’s Red Tails is that it lives in a somewhat Utopian film industry where African-American dramas aren’t all that big of a deal. The picture may have an unfair burden of proving the bankability of larger-budget ($58[...]

Roger Ebert says financially-strapped “At the Movies” may end

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Is Roger Ebert’s retrofitted “At the Movies” about to get a thumbs down? The longtime critic and television personality says its possible if the program can’t receive significant financial backing before the end of its current season. “Unless we find an angel, our television program will go[...]

James Cagney’s ‘White Heat’ to be part of Academy’s “Oscar Noir” series

HollywoodNews.com: “White Heat” (1949), featuring the return of James Cagney to the gangster genre that made him a star, will be screened as the final feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ series “Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood’s Dark Side” on Monday, August 30, at[...]

Orson Welles’ ‘The Stranger’ to be screened at Oscar Noir series

HollywoodNews.com: “The Stranger” (1946), directed by and starring Orson Welles, will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ series “Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood’s Dark Side” on Monday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The[...]

“The Blue Dahlia” the next film in Academy’s ‘Oscar Noir’ series

HollywoodNews.com: “The Blue Dahlia” (1946), starring Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake as a veteran accused of murder and the woman who comes to his aid, will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ series “Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood’s Dark[...]

“The Dark Mirror” next film to screen in “Oscar Noir” series

HollywoodNews.com: “The Dark Mirror” (1946), in which Olivia de Havilland plays twin sisters suspected of murder, will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ series “Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood’s Dark Side” on Monday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m. at[...]