Talking Pictures

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

Hamlet vs. the Nazis

A look back at Ernst Lubitsch’s 1942 movie, To Be or Not To Be

by David Lehman | Monday, January 04, 2021

Rogues’ Gallery

Cinema’s greatest villains

by David Lehman | Saturday, November 28, 2020

Gangsters in Love

Revisiting Sergio Leone’s 1984 classic, Once Upon a Time in America

by David Lehman | Saturday, October 17, 2020

Coward, Take My Coward’s Hand

Looking back at Mark Robson’s Home of the Brave

by David Lehman | Thursday, August 13, 2020

An Exchange of Bullets in Belfast

Revisiting Carol Reed's 1947 masterpiece Odd Man Out

by David Lehman | Thursday, July 09, 2020

Strangers and Mirrors

Orson Welles’s The Stranger (1946) and The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

by David Lehman | Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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