Film

Filmmaker Otto Preminger
Jean Paul ChailletAugust 15, 2018

Film Bios is an occasional series reviewing autobiographies of notable filmmakers. “The 21st of October 1935 was my second birthday”, writes Otto...

A scene from "Shalowm Bollywood"
Noel De SouzaAugust 11, 2018

Documentary filmmaker Danny Ben-Moshe focuses on the Jewish community in India and their contributions to Indian cinema. In his latest endeavor...

Criminal and film fan Redoine Faid
H.J. ParkJuly 26, 2018

On July 1st, notorious French gangster Redoine Faid (46) pulled off a daring prison break in Reau, like a scene in a crime thriller film. What is...

Director Howard Hawks in Egypt, shooting "Land of the Pharaohs'
Jean Paul ChailletJuly 23, 2018

Published in French in 1978, but never translated into English, Noel Howard’s Hollywood sur Nil is the fascinating account of the making of Howard...

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Director Robert Florey
Jean Paul ChailletJuly 9, 2018

Today, his name is mostly forgotten, except maybe by a handful of hardcore cinephiles. But Robert Florey (1900-1979) was a prolific director who,...

Filmmaker Constantin Costa-Gavras, Golden Globe winner
Jean Paul ChailletJuly 6, 2018

Z, The Confession, State of Siege, Missing, Music Box are some of the seminal films by Greek director and Golden Globe winner Constantin Costa-...

Scenes from "Victory" and "The Game of Their Lives"
H.J. ParkJuly 2, 2018

Even though Mueller, Messi and Ronaldo packed their bags early this year, the World Cup is still the most watched sports event in the whole world...

Filmmaker Constantin Costa-Gavras, Golden Globe winner
Jean Paul ChailletJune 6, 2018

De Z à Missing en passant par Etat de siège et L’aveu, Hannah K et Music Box, pour ne citer qu’eux, Constantin Costa-Gavras a bien mérité l’...

James Eral Jones  in the film "The Great White Hope" and the real Jack Johnson,
H.J. ParkJune 6, 2018

President Trump has recently pardoned Jack Johnson, the first black world heavyweight champion. Johnson was convicted for transporting a white...

A scene from The Great Silence
H.J. ParkMay 22, 2018

Everyone knows Sergio Leone, the master of Spaghetti Westerns. His A Fistful of Dollars (1964) made him and Clint Eastwood the big shots of the...