Jack Flack Always Escapes: Dabney Coleman (1932-2024) | Tributes

He had to be, really; after all, Fonda, Tomlin, and Parton were going to fantasize about, then act out, increasingly elaborate revenge fantasies against him, a crusade to emasculate the hypermasculine systems that stood in the way of work and wage equality. But Coleman plays him with such devilish relish, such unmitigated confidence in the … Read more

I’ve Never Seen Anything Like It Before: Roger Corman (1926-2024) | Tributes

By the time the Seventies came around, Corman had begun to tire of directing and after shooting “Von Richthofen and Brown” in 1970, he founded New World Studios, an independent production and distribution outfit. At first, the output was the same kind of exploitation fare that he had succeeded with in the past, including strings … Read more

Pioneering Actor-Producer Terry Carter Dies | Tributes

Carter attended various colleges, including Hunter, UCLA, Boston University and Northeastern. For a time, he studied law at St. John’s University in his native New York. He served as a merchant marine. The wide scope of experience helped him learn the responsibilities of the legal officers and military men he later played. His first TV … Read more

Preview of Tributes at the 58th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival | Features

Separately, KVIFF will premiere a restoration of Czechoslovak director František Vláčil’s Western “Shadows of a Hot Summer.” When it originally premiered at the 21st KVIFF, it was awarded the Crystal Globe for Best Film. Starring Juraj Kukura, Marta Vančurová, Gustav Valach, Jiří Bartoška — the film is set two years after the Second World War, … Read more

Eleanor Coppola Was the Guardian Angel of Apocalypse Now | Tributes

Any creative person lucky enough to have a lifelong partner knows how that person fills many roles: support staff, cheerleader, wise counsel, the keeper of dark secrets. But “Hearts of Darkness,” which credits her as “Documentary Footage Directed by Eleanor Coppola,” brought those secrets out into the light. Francis’ suicidal thoughts are on display, as … Read more

O.J. Simpson Dies: The Rise & Fall of A Superstar | Tributes

On June 12, 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were brutally murdered outside her home. O.J., who had a history of domestic violence against both Marguerite and Nicole, including police being called to their residences, was pursued by the L.A. police as a suspect. Rather than report to the police, on June 17, he … Read more