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Talking About Movies

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.

Five came back

Frank Beaver looks at five war-time directors who used film to influence public opinion.

Syncopation - Trailer

Summer jazz fest


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

Take that!

“The Sound of Mucus?” Frank Beaver revisits bad reviews of some beloved classics.