1963

Judex truly seems like a movie that exists completely out of time — which it turns out, is the truly bizarre film’s greatest asset.

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The Kansas City Art Institute and Alamo Drafthouse have joined forces to bring you Film School, a weekly student curated film series. This week – (1963) – Sunday, November 3rd.

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Pierre Etaix mastered an almost wordless, deadpan comic delivery in the Buster Keaton vein and a deliberate pace that assured that his carefully planned gags came to fruition with a minimal amount of cutting. Criterion’s box set is a must-have for serious film fans.

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A new Blu-ray presentation of the The Great Escape is out now, featuring all of the insightful extra features from the 2004 two-disc Collector’s Edition DVD set.

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In a video interview conducted in 2006, Italian director Mario Monicelli says that his 1963 film The Organizer, out now on Blu-ray and DVD from The Criterion Collection, is a comedy. To be more specific, he aligns it with the tradition of commedia all’italiana (comedy Italian-style), something that he helped to invent and perfect in [...]

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To listen to the entire song “That Lucky Old Sun” by Ray Charles, click here. There are hundreds of great Ray Charles songs,and certainly “What’d I Say” and “Georgia on my Mind” are among his best-known classics. But I picked this song, first performed by Frankie Laine in 1949 with music by Beasley Smith and [...]

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