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Talking About Movies

Greater than its parts

Frank Beaver screens “Spotlight” and “The Big Short” to celebrate the craft behind a well-made ensemble film.

Casting call

Frank Beaver ponders the artful intersection of film casting and film performance.

Mother of invention

Frank Beaver recalls the pre-digital, spring-loaded era of film studies in the Frieze Building.

Time to get serious

’Tis the season for “elevated film fare” as Hollywood amps up the awards buzz. But what to watch?

Syncopation - Trailer

Summer jazz fest

VIDEO

Celebrate the remastered classic “Syncopation,” featuring Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, and more.