Michael Curtiz
Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 6 Articles
Blogs // 8 Articles
//Columns

Ruining Their Reputations: Pre-Code Movies Have a Naughty Reputation That's Not Always Deserved
1 Jul 2012 // 6:10 PM

Not every pre-Code film is a Scarface or Baby Face; some are only mediocre faces.

Tearjerkers, Weepies, Three-hanky Pictures, Sudsers & Other Such 'Balloon Juice'
14 Nov 2010 // 4:00 PM

Men's movies show us a fantasy of the man we'd like to be (Tarzan or James Bond or Sam Spade), while women's movies are transmogrified dreams of women's real lives.

//Reviews

The Comancheros
1 Jun 2011 // 4:58 PM

A Texas Ranger and a smooth-talking gambler go undercover to take down a notorious gang of gunrunners.

White Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life
9 Nov 2009 // 3:58 PM

While they might be right out of the Saturday Evening Post with their Norman Rockwell-esque moralizing and message, one cannot deny how thoroughly entertaining and iconic they both are.

//Blogs

From Hungary to Hollywood: "The Undesirable"
23 May 2016 // 9:45 PM

At just over an hour, a lot happens in this broadly gestured, melodramatic story set in Transylvania.

A Profile of the Great Profile: 'The Mad Genius' and 'The Great Man Votes'
19 Nov 2015 // 3:30 AM

Two performances from John Barrymore take us from pre-Code camp to prescient political satire.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Tibet House's 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrated Philip Glass' 80th

// Notes from the Road

"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.

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