[Summer Guide 2014]
Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
Trix ain't for kids
The way we die now
That's the bold contention of Dan Callahan's well written book Barbara Stanwyck, The Miracle Woman. Says he: "Mighty as they were, Davis and Hepburn were actors who sometimes indicated emotions, or ran roughshod over them. "Stanwyck only did that once, in Sorry, Wrong Number, her last Oscar bid. ... More >>
This week's column is a sublime interview with the great Jane Fonda, and I would have hated myself if I'd wrapped it up without asking her about two of my movie club's all-time faves. There's the bizarre racial melodrama Hurry Sundown and the darkly sexy Walk on the Wild Side, set in a New Orleans ... More >>
They're all in John DiLeo's new book Screen Savers II: My Grab Bag of Classic Movies, and not surprisingly, a bunch of them involve Susan Hayward. In fact, as anyone with any breeding knows, the above scene has Hayward as aging battleax Helen Lawson getting into a tussle with Patty Duke as pill-pop ... More >>
And it was for her own good. Let me explain. After shooting the immortal Beach Blanket Bingo, Linda Evans got a breakthrough role in the 1960s TV western The Big Valley, way before she struck gold on Dynasty. Immediately, Valley's star, Hollywood icon Barbara Stanwyck, took Evans under her wisdom ... More >>
Plus Derek Jacobi, the Shaggs, and other spring theater picks
East Meets West Holiday Parade Little Italy and Chinatown Merchants Associations are sponsoring a parade from Mulberry to Mott Street, featuring marching bands, martial artists and acrobats, Italian American singers and Lion and Dragon Dance troupes.
You know you're a NYer when . . . you recognize locations in these movies. Ba da bum.
Go behind bars at Film Forum
A double feature of unsung gems
Plus 007 and oh, Canada
Deep in the shadows of Film Forum's noir series
Drunken holiday shopping with Clarence the angel
A Decade Under the Affluence
The Hours and Times
Hopping beds and breaking barriers: Retro show de-codes a raunchy chapter in Hollywood history
Spotlight on Women in Noir