Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis”, restored, expanded version released

Restored, expanded version of film classic 'Metropolis' rereleasedNEW YORK (CNS) -- More than eight decades after its premiere, "Metropolis" -- the German silent film that set the standard for science fiction on the silver screen -- has returned to theaters (and, come November, will be available on DVD) following an extensive restoration. This new version, including lost scenes and the original score by Gottfried Huppertz, approximates the original vision of its legendary director and … [Read more...]

Screen Memories by A. O. Scott (or ten most influential films of the last decade)

llustrations by Cristiana Couceiro; clockwise from top left: “The Best of Youth,” Miramax Films/Photofest. “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” Universal Pictures/Photofest. “Million Dollar Baby,” Warner Brothers/Photofest. “Wall-E,” Disney/Photofest (2). Take a look at this interesting article by New York Times film critic A.O. Scott. I found his Top Ten most influential films of interest as well, though he left out The Matrix which to me remains the most defining film of the last decade. Still, t … [Read more...]


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