From the Film Vault

From the Film Vault Blog

Program Notes: Rashomon (1950)

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Rashomon, the unexpected hit that introduced Western audiences to Japanese films, screens as part of the Movies That Matter series presenting essential masterpieces of world cinema.

Program Notes: The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

The People vs. Larry Flynt movie poster

The People vs. Larry Flynt is a pretty wonderful film about a pretty despicable character. In the hands of director Milos Forman, it's funny, thought-provoking, outrageous and, against all expectations, truly touching.

Program Notes: Wag the Dog (1997)

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The moral of Wag the Dog is that show biz and politics have become one and the same. Content is irrelevant; all that matters is if you can divert the audience long enough to collect their money (or their votes).

New on DVD: One Day (2011)

One Day movie poster

One Day is a chick flick with a Ph.D. — funny, sad, insightful, and swooningly romantic, nicely acted by Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess and evoking universal emotions about love and friendship.

Program Notes: Amadeus (1984)

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Not a few Americans list Amadeus (1984) as among their favorite all-time movies. The story of the Viennese court composer Salieri and his vendetta against the young musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a huge hit and a major Oscar contender.