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Jon Podhoretz Remembers Terry Teachout

“Terry’s ability to bounce month to month from film noir to the crisis of the symphony orchestra to the talents of Robert Mitchum to the musicality of Nat King Cole to the ever-sticky problem of how and when and whether to separate an artist’s noxious views from his art were the ultimate testament…” – Commentary
Tags: Art, People, Terry, Terry Teachout, Robert Mitchum, Jon Podhoretz


15 Underrated Westerns You Need To Watch

The western is a great genre but an odd one in nature. It covers a very specific era, and is filled with easily identifiable tropes and archetypes (including a few that haven't aged particularly well), and yet there is so much variety within it. This has, in turn, led to a vast number of iconic films. In fact, there are so many great westerns that some gems are always going to be overlooked.This is a list of the best underrated westerns that we think deserve a wider audience. This is not a list ...
Tags: Movies, Jack Nicholson, Australia, Neil Young, Ford, Marlon Brando, Johnny Depp, Stagecoach, Jim Jarmusch, Kent, William Blake, Jack, Tobey Maguire, Mark Ruffalo, Cannes, James Stewart


The Daily Stream: Out Of The Past Is Film Noir At Its Finest

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "Out of the Past"Where You Can Stream It: Criterion ChannelThe Pitch: Robert Mitchum plays Jeff Markham, but if you live in Bridgeport, California, you may know him as Jeff Bailey, the owner of the local gas station. He's a man with a past that no one seems to know. That is, until his former colleague, Joe Stefanos (Paul V...
Tags: Movies, Lake Tahoe, Humphrey Bogart, Bridgeport, Jeff, Greer, Philip Marlowe, Bridgeport California, Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Mitchum, Kathie Moffat, Jacques Tourneur, Jeff Bailey, Jeff Markham, Joe Stefanos Paul Valentine


15 Must-Watch Documentaries About Filmmaking

On its best day, filmmaking is alchemy. On the rest, it's an affront to the natural order. Forming something from nothing in any other medium is a fundamentally lonely pursuit. Movies, by contrast, are deceit as a team sport. Armies, anywhere from a handful to hundreds strong, must march in microscopic lockstep -- no matter the scope, scale, or genre, all films are made one shot at a time.It's a miracle that Frank Capra considered a disease. "When it infects your bloodstream, it takes over as th...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Singapore, New York City, Morocco, Marlon Brando, Quentin Tarantino, James Cameron, George Romero, Burger King, David Lynch, George Lucas, Spielberg, Keanu Reeves, Steven Spielberg, Cannes


Why Spielberg Traded Cape Fear To Scorsese For Schindler's List

"Schindler's List" won Steven Spielberg his first Academy Award for Best Director, and it's hard to imagine anyone else helming the film. "Cape Fear" is a little different in that Martin Scorsese's 1991 version is a remake of a 1962 thriller directed by J. Lee Thompson. Scorsese reused the score by Bernard Herrmann and reused actors like Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck. We don't have to imagine what it would be like for someone other than him to helm "Cape Fear," because someone else already did...
Tags: Movies, Berlin Wall, Bill Murray, Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt, Scorsese, Harrison Ford, Indiana Jones, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Universal Pictures, Nick Nolte, Murray, Martin Scorsese, Bernard Herrmann, Auschwitz


Anya Stanley's Favorite Movies Of All Time

Hello /Film readers. I'm Anya Stanley, and I like movies -- the darker, the better. In the past five years, I've fooled an outlet or two into paying me to talk movies, and /Film is the latest mark to take my film opinions seriously. When the invite came down to round up my top 15 movies, I was a little daunted. I've actively avoided this for said five years, because I knew my list would refuse to pick a lane, and would defy any attempts to corral and rank them in any way that makes sense. How do...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Movies, Stephen King, Fbi, Bravo, Donald Sutherland, Uma Thurman, Brian Cox, Andy Warhol, Stanley Kubrick, Paul Thomas Anderson, Warhol, Christopher Walken, Jared Harris, Taylor


Every Martin Scorsese Feature Ranked From Worst To Best

How do you even begin to break down Martin Scorsese's staggeringly consistent filmography, let alone try to rank his movies in order of quality? One of the most talented directors in American cinematic history, there's not a whole lot of daylight between his best and worst films. Even the box office bombs that couldn't connect with an audience have enough redeeming qualities to make them worthwhile. Scorsese's films are never bad, in part because he has such a reverence for cinema; each of his m...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, New York, Hollywood, Movies, California, Boston, New York City, Matt Damon, Stephen King, US, Juliette Lewis, Karen, Cruise, Brooklyn, Cameron Diaz


Cry Macho review – Clint Eastwood’s dull 70s drama evokes no tears

The director’s latest film, in which he stars as a former rodeo star who travels to Mexico to save a friend’s son, is an inert disappointmentCry Macho, the new 70s-set film from the world’s most prolific nonagenarian director Clint Eastwood, has endured an almost 50 year journey to the screen, a journey that, after actually watching Cry Macho, is of far more interest than what’s ended up in front of us. After his screenplay was rejected in the 70s, writer N Richard Nash turned it into a novel be...
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Film, Mexico, Culture, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Pierce Brosnan, Richard Nash, Burt Lancaster, Robert Mitchum, Roy Scheider, Tammy Faye, Drama films, Fox Eastwood


The 14 Best Directorial Debuts From Actors Ranked

It's a cliché at this point: "I'm an actor, but what I really want to do is direct." So many actors seem desperate for a chance to prove their work behind the camera. Really, it makes sense: Actors are often treated like puppets in someone else's grander artistic vision. The idea of finally being able to assert some control over the process must sound appealing. That said, not every actor is necessarily born to direct. For each actor blessed with the strange blend of managerial skill and creativ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, America, Bbc, Tom Hanks, Ireland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Roger Ebert, Donald Sutherland, Dennis Hopper, Louisiana, Olivia Wilde, Ben Stiller, Carey Mulligan, Richard III, Black


The 20 Best Heist Movies Of All Time

Heist movies transcend genre. You can have frivolous, fun heist movies like "The Italian Job," or heartfelt, straight-faced ones like "Point Break." The heist itself can be meticulously planned and meditative, like the one in "Inside Man," or fall apart before it's even begun, as in "Good Time."To be clear, this is a list of heist films, not movies about con artists. "The Sting," "The Brothers Bloom," and "Gambit" are all brilliant, but the heist tropes -- planning the mission, gathering the tea...
Tags: Japan, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Cook, Movies, Fbi, Walter Matthau, Harry Belafonte, Ocean, Clint Eastwood, Davis, Marilyn Monroe, Robert De Niro, Channing Tatum, Steven Soderbergh, Daniel Craig


Christopher Gates’ Favorite Movies of All Time

So, you don’t know me. Don’t worry. It’s not your fault. I’ve only been part of /Film for about two months, and as Sr. Features Editor, most of my work has been behind the scenes. My team and I have been putting together some fun stuff for all of you, but you haven’t seen any of it yet. Soon, I hope! But I am thrilled to be here, and I’m looking forward to getting to know the /Film community a whole lot better. As such, consider this list a letter of introduction. No, I don’t know what it says ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Hollywood, Movies, Minnesota, Features, Darth Vader, Warner Bros, Jackson, Donald Trump, Gremlins, Fargo, Peter Jackson, George Lucas, Rube Goldberg, Bond, Tolkien


‘Insidious’ actress Lin Shaye takes on bullies in the new horror film ‘The Call’

While actress Lin Shaye made us laugh in Farrelly Brothers movies like “Dumb and Dumber,” “There’s Something About Mary” and “Kingpin,” she’s also able to make our smiles melt away by conjuring up some of the most terrifying portrayals of possession in the business. She’s done this time and again in her role as Elise Rainier in the “Insidious” film franchise as well as a slew of other scary movies. Shaye is back to her old tricks this haunting season as she takes on the role of Edith Cranston in...
Tags: Halloween, Movies, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Leigh Whannell, Alfred Hitchcock, Bell, Kingpin, Operations, Tobin Bell, Mary, Shelley Winters, Los Angeles Daily News


In praise of nudity: The nudist beaches of Central and Eastern Europe

They lie on towels, blankets and mattresses, without wind screens, but under umbrellas. Deep in thought, they stand up to their knees in the water. Some build sandcastles and collect shells. Others play cards, backgammon, volleyball or badminton. Some are reading. They rub themselves with oils and are damp from the water or bone dry from the sun. The old and middle-aged, young people and children. They nibble on sunflower seeds, slice up watermelon and drink beer. They don't look at each other. ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, England, Sweden, France, Germany, Boston, Berlin, Georgia, Society, Ukraine, Rome, Public Health, Hungary, West, Canada


August 18 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

August 18 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s August 18 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons Master Assassin Slade Wilson leads two lives: a relentless killer known as Deathstroke and a family man. Can he atone for the sins of the past—or will his family pay the ulti...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, America, Rupert Everett, Afghanistan, Taliban, TV News, Venice, Christopher Walken, Blu-ray, Dvd, Harold Pinter, Helen Mirren, Dunkirk


New to Stream: The Criterion Channel’s July 2020 Lineup

New to Stream: The Criterion Channel’s July 2020 Lineup The Criterion Channel, a streaming service from the niche home video distributor for film aficionados, has unveiled its lineup of programming for the month of July, which will include and Auto Focused double featuring with the Steve McQueen-starring classic Bullitt and ensemble sports drama Grand Prix, along with a large roster of contemporary and classic films! RELATED: BritBox Unveils What’s Coming to the Streamer in July 2020 Wedn...
Tags: Movies, Movie News, Streaming, The Criterion Channel


The Quarantine Stream: Robert Mitchum Terrifies in ‘The Night of the Hunter’

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: The Night of the Hunter Where You Can Stream It: Amazon Prime Video The Pitch: When a preacher-turned-serial killer learns that his cellmate hid $10,000 on his property before he was arrested and executed, the killer decides to visit the man’s property, seduce his widow, and find the cash. Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Horror, Features, Hunter, United Artists, Laughton, Robert Mitchum, Max Cady, Mitchum, Charles Laughton, Featured Stories Sidebar, Stanley Cortez, The Quarantine Stream, The Night of the Hunter


"America is not a country. It's just a business": Layers of Venality in Killing Them Softly (2012)

I didn't know what to expect when I went to see Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly, but after watching eight moviegoers leave the theater in the midst of the film, I had fun imagining why people hated it.  Was it because most of the movie took place in rainy slum areas of New Orleans, or was it perhaps due to Dominik's cheerful curse-filled immersion in the tawdry milieu of scummy lowlifes? Greasy junkie Russell (Ben Mendelsohn) has such skanky-looking hair, one can practically smell h...
Tags: Movies, Obama, America, Tennessee, Richard Jenkins, New Orleans, Emma Stone, James Gandolfini, Scorsese, Ryan Gosling, Jackie, Leon, Ray, Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, Bush


April 28 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

BEGIN SLIDESHOW April 28 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s April 28 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD The Rhythm Section Blake Lively and Jude Law star in this action-packed thriller from the producers of James Bond. After finding out her family’s death was not an accident, Stephanie (Li...
Tags: Florida, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Digital, Los Angeles, Fox, Wes Anderson, James Bond, TV News, Las Vegas, Melbourne, Dvd, Scorpion, Jim Thompson


April 21 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

BEGIN SLIDESHOW April 21 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s April 21 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Bad Boys For Life The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys for Life. The Gentleme...
Tags: TV, New York, Downton Abbey, Movies, Salma Hayek, Horror, Cary Grant, Digital, Alaska, New York Times, TV News, Marlon Brando, Oklahoma, North America, Elizabeth Taylor, Mia


Universal Developing Night of the Hunter Remake

Universal developing Night of the Hunter remake Universal Pictures is diving back in time as they have begun development on a new adaptation of the Davis Grubb thriller novel The Night of the Hunter, which was previously adapted in to the 1955 Robert Mitchum-led classic, according to Variety. RELATED: Universal Pushes Bob Odenkirk’s Nobody, Untitled M. Night Shyamalan Thriller The novel, published in 1953, follows murderous ex-con Harry Powell in the American South in the Great Depression ...
Tags: Bob Odenkirk, Movies, Disney, Jordan, Universal Pictures, Skywalker, Orton, Lillian Gish, American South, Stephen Williams, Robert Mitchum, Movie News, Matt Orton, Charles Laughton, James Gleason, Oscar Isaac Star Wars


‘The Night of the Hunter’ Remake in Development at Universal From ‘Operation Finale’ Writer

In 1955, Oscar-winning actor Charles Laughton, who appeared in films like Witness for the Prosecution, Mutiny on the Bounty, and Spartacus, stepped behind the camera as a director for the first and only time. The result was The Night of the Hunter, a dark, moody thriller starring Robert Mitchum as a serial killer, and a movie that is beloved by cinephiles and has influenced generations of filmmakers and storytellers. It’s a stone-cold classic: not just one of the best films ever directed by an ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Thriller, Universal, Remakes, Guillermo, Robert Mitchum, Joe Dante, Mitchum, Charles Laughton, Matthew Orton, David Grubb, Amy Pascal Spider Man, Peter Gethers, The Night of the Hunter, Hunter Remake Variety


'Two for the Seesaw'

Robert Mitchum was good in just about any film. He personified cool with a sleepy, fed-up expression and a deliberate walk. What I love most about Two for the Seesaw (1962) is New York City from my earliest memories and André Previn's score. The wandering trumpet belongs to Uan Rasey, a warm-up of sorts for his humid, wandering solo throughout Chinatown (1974). Among the other soloists on the Seesaw score are Ronnie Lang (as), Dick Nash (tb) and Jackie Cain singing on the film's soundtrack albu...
Tags: New York City, Jazz, Chinatown, Shirley Maclaine, Robert Mitchum, Marc Myers, Andre Previn, Jackie Cain, Ronnie Lang, Dick Nash, Uan Rasey, Robert Wise Bonus


‘Serenity’ Director Steven Knight Doesn’t Want to Put His Movies in a Genre [Interview]

Serenity is probably not the movie audiences are expecting. Steven Knight’s third feature as a director is a bonkers thriller, both old-fashioned and modern, that defies expectations. Nobody could ever call this movie predictable. Knight says he’s not a fan of the constraints of any given genre, and it shows in Serenity, a movie not tied down to the rules of a thriller. It’s not an easy film to put in a box or even say much about without spoiling anything. It’s the first feature Knight has dire...
Tags: Texas, London, Movies, Matthew-McConaughey, Interviews, Features, Britain, Thriller, Clint Eastwood, Birmingham, Jeremy, Jason, St Lucia, Mauritius, Dad, Humphrey Bogart


‘The Punisher’ Showrunner Already Has An Idea For Season 3 [Interview]

The return of Marvel’s The Punisher comes at a precarious time for Marvel shows on Netflix. Along with Luke Cage and Iron Fist, Daredevil was recently cancelled after its third season, leading m any to wonder why Netflix is dropping them. It still remains unknown if these shows will continue on Disney+, but the Jon Bernthal-led series The Punisher is back with a second season on Netflix right now. Showrunner Steve Lightfoot spoke with /Film by phone about the new season earlier this w...
Tags: New York, Television, Movies, Drama, Interviews, Disney, Netflix, Luke Cage, Frank, Amy, Jon Bernthal, Frank Castle, Robert Mitchum, Comic Book/Superhero, Action/Adventure, Netflix/Streaming Video


UPDATED: Wild Men & Wild Women: The Rankings (2019 Edition)

Wild Men. Wild Women. Wild Men and Wild Women are people who listen only to the little voice in their head. They get things done. They build things. Uncertainty and turbulence--in the economy, stock markets, governments, the weather, bad odds, you name it--only get their juices flowing. True, they often have dark and self-destructive sides—but we seem to like giving them a pass. They come with evey political and cultural stripe. They don’t care what you think. Ever. 1. Christopher Col...
Tags: Japan, Jack Nicholson, Arianna Huffington, Australia, Steve Jobs, John Lennon, Margaret Thatcher, Ben Franklin, Bill Clinton, Winston Churchill, Warren Beatty, Dylan Thomas, Johnson, Donald Trump, Frank Sinatra, Chrissie Hynde


UPDATED: 107 Wild Men & Wild Women: The Rankings (2018 Edition)

Wild Men. Wild Women. Wild Men and Wild Women are people who listen only to the little voice in their head. They get things done. They build things. Uncertainty and turbulence--in the economy, stock markets, governments, the weather, bad odds, you name it--only get their juices flowing. True, they often have dark and self-destructive sides—but we seem to like giving them a pass. They come with evey political and cultural stripe. They don’t care what you think. Ever. 1. Christopher C...
Tags: Japan, Jack Nicholson, Arianna Huffington, Australia, Steve Jobs, John Lennon, Margaret Thatcher, Ben Franklin, Bill Clinton, Winston Churchill, Warren Beatty, Dylan Thomas, Johnson, Donald Trump, Frank Sinatra, Chrissie Hynde


107 Wild Men & Wild Women: The Rankings (2018 Edition)

Wild Men. Wild Women. Wild Men and Wild Women are people who listen only to the little voice in their head. They get things done. They build things. Uncertainty and turbulence--in the economy, stock markets, governments, the weather, bad odds, you name it--only get their juices flowing. True, they often have dark and self-destructive sides—but we seem to like giving them a pass. They come with evey political and cultural stripe. They don’t care what you think. Ever. 1. Ben Franklin ...
Tags: Japan, Rachel Maddow, Jack Nicholson, Arianna Huffington, Australia, Steve Jobs, John Lennon, Pete Seeger, Margaret Thatcher, Ben Franklin, Bill Clinton, Winston Churchill, Warren Beatty, Jerry Brown, Johnson, Donald Trump


Now Stream This: ‘Chappaquiddick’, ‘Strangers: Prey at Night’, ‘Apostle’, ‘Rope’, ‘RBG’, ‘Dead Man’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)  It’s that time again! I’ve gathered some not-so-obvious streaming options for you to enjoy this upcoming weekend, and beyond, because I’m just that kind of person. When I put together Now Stream This, I strive to pick titles that might not jump out to you normally. Are movies like Jaws streaming? Of course they are – but you’ve already seen Jaws. ...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Movies, Drama, Documentary, Horror, Western, Features, Netflix, Clarke, Johnny Depp, Sigourney Weaver, Jim Jarmusch, Rope, William Blake, Jack


Classic Songs by Bob Dylan Re-Imagined as Pulp Fiction Book Covers: “Like a Rolling Stone,” “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” & More

Screenwriter Todd Alcott has been very busy since . To restate what should be obvious from the second, if not first glance, none of Alcott’s titles are real. His aesthetically convincing mock-ups pay tribute to favorite songs by favorite artists: David Bowie, Talking Heads, Joy Division, Elvis Costello… The start of the school year finds him in a Dylan mood, rendering some of his best known hits in a variety of pulp genre formats: Bob Dylan is the perfect subject for this project, because his w...
Tags: Google, Books, Japan, Comedy, Design, Etsy, NYC, College, China, San Francisco, Bob Dylan, New York Times, David Bowie, Madonna, Warhol, Time Magazine


The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen About Atypical Preachers

(Welcome to The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, a series that takes a look at slightly more obscure, under-the-radar, or simply under-appreciated movies. In this edition, we put our hands together, drop to our knees, and then realize that’s a terribly uncomfortable position in which to watch movies featuring men of God as lead characters.) When it comes to priests (preachers, pastors, etc) in movies, they typically fall into just a handful of character types. There are exceptions, of course, but...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Colorado, Los Angeles, Features, Robert De Niro, Chucky, Connor, Haze, Wise Blood, John Huston, Tom, Martin, Calvary, Des, DUVALL