From the Film Vault

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Program Notes: The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

The Bad and the Beautiful movie poster
The Bad and the Beautiful is a terrific movie any way you look at it, from the crisp, amazingly fluid black-and-white cinematography to the complex and detailed sound design to the marvelous writing and performances.

New on DVD: Warrior (2011)

The Warrior movie poster

Fight movies tend to follow the same well-worn paths. Happily Gavin O’Connor’s Warrior tosses in a few welcome changeups. And it’s been so well acted that even the familiar somehow seems fresh.

Program Notes: The Band Wagon (1953)

The Band Wagon movie poster

The Band Wagon isn’t just a hugely enjoyable musical starring Fred Astaire. It’s also a musical about Fred Astaire and the disconcerting circumstances in which he found himself in the early 1950s.

Guess the Movie!

Movies posters are iconic images that frequently make their way into popular consciousness right along with the movie itself. Can you guess the movie from the poster?

Program Notes: The Father of the Bride (1950)

Father of the Bride movie poster

Father of the Bride is a comedy which pulls off a remarkable stylistic juggling act in that it is simultaneously heartwarming and satirical. The movie has been called “suburban comedic film noir.”

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