Siskel: I think America has its own obsession with violence, and America was born out of violence, as many countries. I'm
William Powell was shot in the neck when a police officer fired his weapon after the 63-year-old did not comply with orders to drop his handgun.
This actor, who'd earn screen immortality playing detective Nick Charles in 1934's The Thin Man, is someone I'd watch in most anything. What set him apart?
I love St. Patrick's Day. It's so inclusive. By that I mean that though it's a bona fide religious holiday, you don't need to be particularly pious to enjoy it. Wishing everyone a safe and (reasonably) responsible holiday, I present my own candidates for the top drinking movies of all time.
The hybrid chestnut trees are slated to be planted at a test site in the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx on April
To Martin Scorsese, the Criterion Collection, and Anyone Else Who'll Listen: More Public Domain Classics Worth Saving
It's not enough to revere the best of our film heritage -- we must work to protect and preserve it. With that in mind, I've compiled a short list of public domain titles that I'd like to see brought back to their original glory.
Get ready, folks, for the coming blur of forced reunions, work-related functions, and cacophonous Christmas parties.
One of the finest actors and leading men from Hollywood's Golden Age, William Powell was born towards the end of this month way back in 1892. It's unlikely most people under 30 would even recognize his name, which is sad, but also easily remedied.
I firmly believe that what we consume by way of popular entertainment helps determine the overall quality of our lives.
2005 -- for Best Picture, give me Capote over Crash any ol' time. Another uninspiring year, I thought.