For a program on our forthcoming release of Howard Hawks’s 1939 romantic adventure drama Only Angels Have Wings, we sat down for an interview with film critic and historian David Thomson. In our conversation with him, Thomson shared his formative experience with another Hawks classic, the 1948 film Red River. Above, watch him discuss his enduring affection for the iconic western, which ignited his love for cinema.
Digging Through Movie History at Chaplin’s Studios
Film scholar Craig Barron gives us a tour of the studios on whose back lot Charlie Chaplin built the set for his final film of the silent era, The Circus.
Career Women in the Land of Lubitsch
Critics Molly Haskell and Farran Smith Nehme talk about the highly idiosyncratic heroines who populate Ernst Lubitsch’s comedies, including the protagonist of his final film, Cluny Brown.
Ritwik Ghatak’s Pursuit of Truth Beyond Realism
Acclaimed Indian filmmakers Saeed Akhtar Mirza and Kumar Shahani discuss how the Bengali master mixed expressionism and naturalism in his devastating domestic tragedy The Cloud-Capped Star.