From the Film Vault

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Deconstructing Woody

Woody Allen

Woody Allen is famous for, among other things, wearing his neuroses on his sleeve. He's the focus of Four Films by Woody Allen, the latest edition of the Searching the Psyche Through Cinema series.

Movie Quiz: Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

More than a few of us consider Meryl Streep to be the finest screen actress in the world today. See if you can match these line of dialogue to the movie they came from and the name of the character who spoke them.

Program Notes: Two for the Seesaw (1962)

Two for the Seesaw movie poster

Playwright William Gibson's fame was established with Two for the Seesaw, a two-character romantic drama. Considerable behind-the-scenes machinations were involved in bringing it to the big screen.

New on DVD: The Guard (2011)

The Guard movie poster

The Guard, a terrific first-time feature from writer/director John Michael McDonagh, finds Brendan Gleeson dominating every second he’s on screen in a role tailor-made for his imposing physical presence and bullish personality.

Program Notes: Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

Somebody Up There Likes Me movie poster

Viewed today, Somebody Up There Likes Me seems way ahead of its time. It’s easy to see how this Robert Wise production provided a road map for other fight movies. It also made Paul Newman a star.