Should have had a better career overall and made a lot of very questionable choices (the list of roles he turned down is astounding), but of course he was great in The Godfather. RIP.
One of the truly great character actors of the last half-century is gone. When I think of Hall, I think of his great work in Hard Eight, Paul Thomas Anderson’s first film. That face. What a face
A legend is gone. [SL] Friend of the blog Glenn Kenny has a great tribute. I plan on screening Broadcast News and Body Heat at my earliest convenience… [EL} Kenny’s ability to put somethin
This is the grave of Nita Naldi. Born in 1894 in a New York tenement to Irish immigrant parents, Nonna Dooley grew up very poor. Four of her five siblings died as children and her father abandoned the
Lost a real one today: Melvin Van Peebles, whose low-budget 1971 phenomenon, “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song” — an X-rated film about a Black revolutionary’s survival on the run — prove
This is the grave of Harry Carey, Sr. Born in 1878 in The Bronx, Carey grew up in an elite family. His father was a highly respected lawyer who eventually served on the New York Supreme Court. Carey w
The great Korean film maker has died of COVID-19, at the age of only 59. At this point, any discussion of Kim has to note that he was heavily implicated in the #MeToo movement in South Korea and it so
There is nothing like a good list about art to get people arguing. And so the New York Times’ Top 25 Actors of the 21st Century can get us talking. It’s the right list in that it combines