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Remember the Night (1940) Directed by Mitchell Leisen No film epitomizes the holiday season like this Preston Sturges-penned tale of a sincere, dignified prosecutor and the light-fingered woman, full of profound charm and an unbridled capability for human understanding, he brings home for Christmas. Though the plot is far-fetched, the tender sentiment of the story and the sound performances from—and the emphatic chemistry between—stars Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck as two Hoosiers who unexpectedly find...
Everything Is Copy screens at 6pm on Tuesday, September 29, and at 12:30pm on Saturday, October 3, and Ingrid Bergman In Her Own Words at 6pm on Monday, October 5 and 8:30pm on Tuesday, October 6, in the Spotlight on Documentary within the 53rd New York Film Festival. Rialto Pictures will release Ingrid Berman In Her Own Words in New York City on November 13. Everything Is Copy will air on HBO. There’s yet been...
River’s Edge (1987) Directed by Tim Hunter It’s no mystery why David Lynch tapped Hunter to helm a few episodes of Twin Peaks. This breakthrough film, after a pair of family-friendlies, resembles the later television show—it opens with the naked corpse of a young woman, who’ll later be pulled out of a river, and proceeds to reveal the lives of quirky characters inhabiting a Pacific Northwestern town, including Dennis Hopper, holed up in a house with...
Wings of Desire (1987) Directed by Wim Wenders In bisected Berlin, curious, ponytailed angels intimately listen to the thoughts, dreams, and desires of every passersby. This is the pneumatic and expressive diegesis of Wim Wenders’s film; we follow these angels as they watch over every aspect of the city, neither in heaven or hell, but a sort of modernist purgatory. When one of the angels becomes enraptured by a lonely, alluring trapeze artist, he must decide...