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

Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Ooh La La"

// Sound Affects

"Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

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