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  • 'Kiss Me Kate,' 'The Band Wagon' and 'Calamity Jane' are out on Blu-ray
    'Kiss Me Kate,' 'The Band Wagon' and 'Calamity Jane' are out on Blu-ray

    Three great musicals from 1953 have just made their Blu-ray debuts — "Kiss Me Kate," "The Band Wagon" and "Calamity Jane." Warner Home Entertainment is offering the newly restored "Kiss Me Kate," starring Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller and a young Bob Fosse, in its original...

  • UCLA film festival a fascinating window into our cinematic past
    UCLA film festival a fascinating window into our cinematic past

    The UCLA Festival of Preservation doesn't have a motto, but if it did it might be "Give me your tired films, your huddled masses of forgotten and decaying cinema, and I will breathe fire into them and set them free." Really.

  • John Boorman catches up with alter ego in 'Queen & Country'
    John Boorman catches up with alter ego in 'Queen & Country'

    John Boorman has made a lot of tough-nosed, violent and demanding films, including the 1967 film noir "Point Blank" with Lee Marvin, the Oscar-nominated 1972 thriller "Deliverance," starring Burt Reynolds and Jon Voight, and "Excalibur," the visceral 1981 dramatic fantasy based on King Arthur...

  • LACMA to screen '400 Blows,' other Francois Truffaut films
    LACMA to screen '400 Blows,' other Francois Truffaut films

    After building a reputation as a maverick film critic, New Wave pioneer Francois Truffaut burst into the international scene with his first feature, 1959's "The 400 Blows," a hauntingly personal tale starring Jean-Pierre Léaud as troubled adolescent Antoine Doinel. Over the next 20...

  • Memorable moments from past Oscars
    Memorable moments from past Oscars

    With the 87th Academy Awards almost upon us, we look at some of the memorable moments that took place during the 86 previous shows — both onstage and off. Today's Oscars are a well-oiled machine — give or take a John Travolta-Adele Dazeem moment or two — but that was not...

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