Talking Pictures

The Prophecy of an Assassination

John Frankenheimer’s prescient 1962 film, The Manchurian Candidate

by David Lehman | Saturday, January 22, 2022

Christmas Movies Beyond the Expected

Six films to shake up your holiday viewing

by David Lehman | Saturday, December 18, 2021

The Highest Achievement of American Film Noir

Stanwyck, MacMurray, and Robinson at their best in Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity

by David Lehman | Saturday, November 06, 2021

To Dance an Exclamation Point

The case for An American in Paris as Gene Kelly’s best

by David Lehman | Saturday, September 25, 2021

For Every Season, a Classic Holiday Movie

Three films fit for fall

by David Lehman | Saturday, August 28, 2021

Fedora, Trench Coat, Cigarette, and Gun

Humphrey Bogart’s legacy as an unconventional heartthrob

by David Lehman | Saturday, July 17, 2021

The First Lady of Noir

Celebrated actress Ida Lupino directed The Bigamist and other taboo-busting films

by David Lehman | Saturday, May 22, 2021

Blind Accidents

How John Huston’s The Asphalt Jungle brilliantly epitomizes the caper film

by David Lehman | Saturday, April 17, 2021

Blonde Venus

The mystique of Marlene Dietrich

by David Lehman | Saturday, March 06, 2021

A Reluctant Spy's Conversion

Revisiting George Seaton’s underrated 1962 film, The Counterfeit Traitor

by David Lehman | Thursday, February 04, 2021
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