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The 100 Essential Directors Part 6: Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli

Today runs the gamut. Hollywood to indie art house, female perspective to male, screwball comedy to chamber drama. The odyssey from Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli will provide illumination on how film's first special effects were used, how two brothers presciently preceded reality TV in the Hamptons, and why some directors prefer to work about once a decade on average...

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In Memory of Sidney Lumet: Celebrating 'Serpico'

The '70s is the decade in which Lumet did his best work, and that work does the near-impossible: it totally reflects its time and provides indelible commentary on -- and for -- that era; while managing to anticipate our world, almost 40 years later. This is beyond prescient and bordering on prophetic.

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A Bunch of Blu 5

On the high-def agenda this time around: The Last Airbender, Salon Kitty, The Wiz, Charlie St. Cloud, and The Kids Are All Right.

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