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Black, White, and Red All Over: The First Color Horror Movies


Well, two-strip Technicolor is red AND green but you get the idea.

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Long Live ‘The Woman King’


‘The Woman King’ dares to ask the question, “What if we gave Viola Davis a big sword?” More movies should do this.

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Let There Be Lumières: The Early Days of Cinema, Explained


Turns out that making bank on technological spectacle is at the backbone of movie making. Cool.

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From A to Zoetrope: A Look at the Ancestors of Cinema


Before the moving image, there was … the slightly slower moving image.

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The 75 Best Final Shots in Movie History


Here’s lookin’ at you, beautiful final shots.

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The Man Who Inspired ‘Nightcrawler’ (and Other Movies)


What connects ‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Dr. Strangelove,’ and ‘The Naked City’? One 1930s crime scene photographer.

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When Harry Belafonte Hosted ‘The Tonight Show’ and Changed Television Forever


Yoruba Richen’s documentary ‘The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show’ revisits a mostly lost but never forgotten week of television.


The Forgotten History of Cinema’s First Pandemic


Nobody knows what happens next, but here’s what happened last time.

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The Real Story Behind ‘1917’


Learn all about the history that inspired Sam Mendes’ World War I film.