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Mar 27, 2020

In our penultimate Jennifer Jones episode, we consider whether Selznick's final production, A FAREWELL TO ARMS (1957), is Hemingway's vision of war or Selznick's, and contemplate Selznick as Auteur. Then we turn to THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET (1957), which is not exactly the staid literary costume drama Elise was...


Mar 21, 2020

For our first COVID-19-era Lightbox retrospective episode, we look at the enigmatic cinema of Angela Schanelec. We focus on her two most recent films, THE DREAMED PATH (2016) and I WAS AT HOME, BUT... (2019). Then, in our final, presciently-named Fear and Moviegoing in Toronto segment for “the duration”, it's the...


Mar 14, 2020

Universal, 1931: we discuss one of the greatest movies of the 30s, James Whale's WATERLOO BRIDGE, and William Wyler's Oedipal horror movie, A HOUSE DIVIDED. And in our Moviegoing in Toronto section: erotic pedagogy in Jacqueline Audry's OLIVIA (1951), Christian anarchism in Frank Capra's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH...


Mar 5, 2020

In this week's Jennifer Jones episode, we view our heroine in two new lights: as wife (in Nunnally Johnson's 1956 social problem epic, THE MAN IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT) and spinster (in Henry Koster's GOOD MORNING, MISS DOVE 1955). Then, in our Moviegoing Section, we discuss Joseph Mankiewicz's THE GHOST & MRS....


Feb 28, 2020

LONELY WIVES (dir. Russell Mack) meet KEPT HUSBANDS (dir. Lloyd Bacon) in our RKO 1931 episode of The Studios Year-by-Year. Edward Everett Horton sex farce or battle-of-the-sexes melodrama-played-for-farce—this one has got it all. And in our Moviegoing in Toronto section, a Mary Pickford and Clara Bow double feature...