From the Film Vault

From the Film Vault Blog

Film Series Intro: Mondays with Milos

Milos Forman

Milos Forman was born in Czechoslovakia, orphaned during World War II, and educated in a Communist film school. So how did he end up being one of the most celebrated American filmmakers of his generation?

Program Notes: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

The Adventures of Robin Hood movie poster

The Adventures of Robin Hood is one of the greatest swashbuckling movies of all time. It's became the film against which all Robin Hood movies must be judged. It has yet to be knocked from its perch.

New on DVD: Senna (2010)

Senna movie poster

Nearly two decades after his death the short, colorful racing career of Brazilian Ayrton Senna somehow seems bigger than ever. Especially now that we have Senna, an exciting (if hagiographic) documentary biography from ESPN Films.

Program Notes: Broken Flowers (2005)

Broken Flowers movie poster

Broken Flowers is a minimalist masterpiece. A deadpan comedy about a womanizer on a quest to understand who and what he is, it's so delicately understated that it makes other films feel like a force-feeding session.

Program Notes: Thelma & Louise (1991)

Thelma & Louise movie poster

The road movie is usually the domain of cowboys, crooks, drifters, and desperadoes. In other words, men. Thelma & Louise is a road movie about women. Its feminine emphasis imparts a fresh twist to its familiar elements.