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Ryan Coogler. Photo: DP/30

Ryan Coogler, Blockbuster Director at 30

Indie directors making the leap to blockbusters are usually white. Ryan Coogler may prove Hollywood wrong.

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Al Jolson in “The Jazz Singer”. Photo: Warner

The Chaotic Era When Hollywood Found Sound

Here’s a book that makes us understand how big a change the transition was, and how fast it happened.

The 1950 film "All about Eve" received a record 14 Academy Award® nominations, breaking the previous record of 13 nominations held by "Gone with the Wind" since 1939. Shown here in a scene still from the film are (left to right): Anne Baxter, Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe and George Sanders. Restored by Nick & jane for Dr. Macro's High Quality Movie Scans Website: http:www.doctormacro.com. Enjoy!
Anne Baxter, Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe and George Sanders in “All About Eve”. Photo: 20th Century Fox

Review: Blind Ambition

All About Eve: Apart from its acid-laced look at the theater scene, the film is also memorable for how women are depicted.

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Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy and Charley Chase in “Sons of the Desert”. Photo: MGM

Review: A Very Fine Mess

Sons of the Desert: Laurel and Hardy find an excellent balance here between well-timed clumsiness and their trademark mix of stupidity and sweetness.

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Jennifer Lawrence and Oscar Isaac in “X-Men: Apocalypse”. Photo: 20th Century Fox

Quick Take: The End is Nigh

X-Men: Apocalypse: The somber tone is enlivened by 1980s touches, especially in a cool time-freeze scene.

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Corey Hawkins in “24: Legacy”. Photo: Fox

Fox’s Desperate Trailers for the New Prison Break, 24, Exorcist and Lethal Weapon

This year, Fox must set some new record in going for what’s familiar.

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Megyn Kelly on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”. Photo: CBS

Megyn Kelly is Smarter Than Clinton’s Super PAC

The Fox News anchor wouldn’t give the misogynistic Donald Trump the satisfaction that Hillary Clinton’s super PAC just provided.

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Australia’s Dami Im.

Three Candidates are Worthy of Winning Eurovision Song Contest

Sweden is putting on a sleek show this year, even by American standards.