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David Chase's goodbye to TV

With The Sopranos , David Chase kicked off a revolution, revitalizing the hour-long serial drama, and creating a benchmark for the genre.

By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  December 21, 2012

Review: Philip Guston: Collected Writings, Lectures, And Conversations

If you are interested in the great painter Philip Guston (1913–1980), you will want this book. If you are interested in American painting from 1945 on, and into the future, you will want this book. If you enjoy a great talker in top form, you will want
Fast talk: A great artist bends your ear
By WILLIAM CORBETT  |  January 07, 2011

Review: Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno

This autopsy of an unfinished 1964 film by the great French director Henri-Georges Clouzot ( The Wages of Fear ) holds fascinations — and frustrations — for the avid franco-cinephile.
Reconstructing what could have been a classic. Or not.
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  September 17, 2010

Review: Amarcord

In memory, Federico Fellini's 1973 work, an Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film, stands among his masterpieces. But seen today, Amarcord is something of a disappointment, clever and moving in places, but also sprawling, undisciplined, clumsy in patches,
Fellini's good old days were also the bad old days
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 18, 2009

Interview: Richard Lewis

"My dream [today] was bad. It was like a Jewish, Fellini-esque dragons-with-skulls-and-ex-girlfriends."
Richard Lewis can't stop himself
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 18, 2009