Bluto (in the role of Sindbad) and Popeye face off

Holiday Gift Guide for Film Buffs

Movies every fan should have

Joel McCrea, Dean Stockwell, and Ellen Drew in Stars in My Crown

Five Films About Faith

Movies that question your beliefs, from Steve Martin to Bengalese film to a nostalgic look at the old West

Jeremy Irvine and Joey in War Horse

Determining Who Made the Most Movies

Some directors make more movies than others. A lot more

Charlize Theron (top) and Julia Roberts in competing Snow White movies.

Snow Whites, Asteroids, Bugs and Other Moments of Seeing Double at the Movies

What happens when filmmakers want to make the same film?


Thinking About the End of Film

Film is dying, according to several reports. Or maybe it isn't. Alexander Payne, among others, chimes in


Learning to Love Sponsored Films

By any count, sponsored films are the most numerous genre of film, and they are also the ones most in danger of being lost

Jean Dujardin as George Valentin and Berenice Bejo as Peppy Miller in Michel Hazanavicius's film The Artist.

The Artist: Making Silents Safe Again

Old techniques from the latest Oscar contender can change the way you look at modern movies

Missionary sisters circa 1920

News from the Preservation Front

Why we need to save orphan films as well as blockbusters

Opening scene from Good Night, Nurse

More on Fatty Arbuckle: His Films and His Legacy

Notorious for a career-ending scandal, the comedian deserves to be remembered for his work in movies

One of the introductory classes in Let There Be Light.

Saluting Veterans in Film

Veterans have generally been treated with dignity and respect in Hollywood films, but there are always the exceptions

Her Nephews from Labrador, a 1913 Thanhouser film.

More Free Streaming Video Sites

Watch films ranging from Chinese cartoons to deadly sharks on these free resources for online movies and shorts

From Cops

From D.W. Griffith to the Grapes of Wrath, How Hollywood Portrayed the Poor

In the era before the Great Depression and ever since, the film industry has taken a variety of views on the lower classes

Paranormal Activity

Paranormal Activity and the Roots of Faked Footage

The horror movie franchise is just the latest in a long history of movies using so-called "recovered" films

From Vampyr

Hopping Vampires and Other Screen Bloodsuckers

Forget Twilight and True Blood, these overlooked vampire gems are perfect for Halloween viewing

From The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

3-D Movies Through the Years

The current craze has its roots in the 19th century

Making a case for war: Greer Garson in Mrs. Miniver.

Mixing Movies and Politics

From Mrs. Miniver to Avatar, how big studio films have influenced public opinion

George Clooney and Shailene Woodley in The Descendants

George Clooney Meets the Press

The star campaigns for two new movies, one of which might win him an Oscar

Jeremy Licht in “It’s a Good Life,” from Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

To Save and Project: Screening Restored Movies

A film festival at MoMA highlights those titles, either beloved and well-known or obscure yet fascinating, that may never reach the home market

From Welcome San Francisco Movie Makers by Dr. Frank S. Zach

Celebrating Home Movie Day

Is there really no such thing as a boring or banal home movie?

Colonial Theater

Classic Movie Theaters: The Colonial, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

A recurring series about movie theaters of the past

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