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Warner Archive Instant: “The Boy Friend”

Ken Russell’s delightful 1971 MGM musical production The Boy Friend is meant to present a reasonably real-time depiction of a matinee performance of a rickety ’20s musical in London during the ’30s, with periodic dr...

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Criterion Corner: Smiles of a Summer Night

The one Ingmar Bergman film which everybody should see, Smiles of a Summer Night represents a pinnacle in his artistry yet won’t alienate viewers who believe they can outthink the director. The title itself evokes not onl...

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Vudu Movie of the Week: “At Any Price”

Back when I used to design movie posters for a living, there was an understanding among the designers and creative directors that regardless of the content of the film we were “selling,” we weren’t above lying in order to...

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Theo Kalomirakis: Wheeler & Woolsey Ride Again—in HD!

With the addition of Kentucky Kernels to Warner Archive Instant, comedians Wheeler & Woolsey are now available for streaming online—and in high-definition! I never thought I would see the day. In celebration, here is my rev...

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TCM Releases “Glenn Ford: Undercover Crimes”

Glenn Ford is on record claiming he wasn’t really an actor, that he only played himself. Don’t buy it. He had considerable range and depth. See for yourself in this well-curated five-disc selection from the TCM Vault Collection...

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“Much Ado About Nothing” (2013)

The important thing to remember when discussing Joss Whedon is that this man has been around the block when it comes to storytelling. He’s had shows on TV that have run for years and ones that have been cut short in the middle ...

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