Filmmaker Mike Leigh's biography of the landscape painter J.M.W. Turner is what critics call "austere"—which means it's slow and grim and deliberately hard to love—yet…
Donald Liebenson is a Chicago-based film critic, entertainment writer and DVD reviewer. He has been published in The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, Printer's Row Journal, Los Angeles Times, Movieline and Entertainment Weekly. He also contributed to VideoHound's Cult Flicks & Trash Pics and Sci-Fi Experience; Your Quantum Guide to the Video Universe, and The International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses.
An interview with film critic Leonard Maltin.
An interview with Mick Sacks, author of "Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today's Top Comedy Writers."
The legendary William Friedkin discusses the restoration of his first film, the anti-capital punishment documentary, "The People vs. Paul Crump."
Cohen Media Group has made a name for itself as a boutique DVD and Blu-ray label, bringing overlooked and under-appreciated works of cinema to new audiences.
Director Joe Dante talks about his sideline running the Trailers from Hell website, which showcases the much-maligned film preview.
Donald Liebenson picks his favorite piece of Roger's writing.
An interview with the author of a
Footage from "The Day the Clown Cried," an unfinished Holocaust film Jerry Lewis attempted to make, is seeing the light of day. Is that a good thing?
Hitchcock's silent films have been lovingly restored, and they're touring selected cities. If you're anywhere near one of these cities, it's worth the trip to see as many as you can.