Stanley Donen
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Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 1
12 Oct 2008 // 5:00 PM

Day One - A trip back to the classic days of studio system Hollywood, complete with great musicals, amazing adventure yarns, and a couple of post-modern freak outs, just to keep things controversial and lively.

Part 1: Pure Classicism
17 Jun 2007 // 5:00 PM

In its infancy, the cinematic artform went through some formidable technological and stylistic changes. The ten DVDs discussed here highlight the very definition of the Golden Age of filmmaking.


'Saturn 3' and Sociopathic Robots from Beyond the Stars
9 Dec 2013 // 8:10 PM

From the director of Singin' in the Rain comes this sci-fi horror film that had all the potential to be the next Alien, but falls far short of the mark.

Debbie Reynolds in Multiple Musical Doses: 'Give a Girl a Break' & 'The Affairs of Dobie Gillis'
18 Jan 2012 // 3:03 PM

You'd think she'd have made the minor ones before her breakthrough, but somehow Debbie Reynolds' projects devolved.


'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way
2 Jun 2015 // 8:48 AM

Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

//Mixed media

The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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