Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 1 | 12 Oct 2008 // 6:00 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.

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, Jake | 21 Feb 2008 // 4:00 PM

Chinatown remains a stalwart of '70s cinema. The uninspired follow-up 16 years later reminds one that, sometimes, a masterpiece needs to simply be left alone.


'Chinatown' Begins as an Archetypal Private Detective Story; It Ends as a Definitive One | 5 Apr 2012 // 6:00 PM

Along with Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye, Chinatown was part of a mini-reinvention of the private eye subgenre, filtering '40s film-noir classicism through the cynicism and complexity of '70s auteur cinema.

Chinatown (Centennial Collection) | 17 Nov 2009 // 4:00 PM

Despite bringing film noir into the daylight and into color, this is among the darkest of Southern California tales.


10 Oscar Winners (and the Films They Should Have Won For) | 26 Feb 2015 // 5:59 AM

Sometimes, the Academy Awards a consolation prize of sorts for getting it wrong in a previous year. Here are 10 examples of this phenomenon.

'Chinatown' Via Rodgers and Hammerstein | 27 Sep 2010 // 1:00 AM

Are filmic depictions of characters spontaneously bursting into song really any less perverse than those of characters whose heads spontaneously explode?

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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