Hitchcock's murder set-pieces are so potent, they can galvanize (and frighten) even a viewer who's seen them before!
Nobody ever puts a seat belt on in a movie. It's 'uncool.' I think that's incredibly irresponsible.
Dumbo... makes me cry. Every single time and in the exact same spot. I just have a special affection for Dumbo.
You want to make an impression. Being clever helps.
He's got it all. He's got charm, he's got looks, he's got brains, he's got a conscience. He has everything any movie star could want to have, any director or producer, and then some.
The subtle performances of the leads, the remarkable Irrfan Khan and the engaging Nimrat Kaur, make 'The Lunchbox' a pleasure to watch.
A Christmas Carol is such a fool-proof story you can't louse it up.
NBC anchor Brian Williams is a standup comic in disguise. Leonard Malti
Polar Express is not an attempt to do animation. It is a technology-based film.
Shailene Woodley is reason enough to see 'The Fault in Our Stars.'
Beauty and the Beast became the first animated feature ever nominated for best picture. Leonard Malti
I think people in Hollywood are afraid of sentiment because they think audiences will reject it.
The Little Rascals: The Life and Times of Our Gang.
When you've had a career as long and as varied and as celebrated as Maureen Stapleton, it's hard to pick just one thing.
I teach at USC. I have a big class of 360 kids, only about a fifth of whom are film majors. I don't just show the Hollywood blockbusters. I show independent films, foreign films, documentaries.
No one ever dreamt Mia Farrow had comedic abilities until she appeared in his films,
She's quite wonderful in that role. She's totally convincing as the mother who has to walk a fine line in raising that little boy. She's a terrific actress; there's never any sense that she's acting. She commits to any character she plays.
[He followed Mr. Allen to California in the late 1950's, appearing in such films as] Sex Kittens Go to College, ... shockingly unfunny.
He's a good actor, and that's the main ingredient. We haven't seen him do much lighthearted material, but this is what will put him to the test.
While it was occasionally done here or there, nobody else had a figurehead like Walt doing it. Jack Warner wasn't on TV. Walt was the boss, but he had a real public profile and he used it to his advantage. And he became a household face.
With massive doses of eye-popping special effects I applaud the visual achievements in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.'
Timing in life is everything. Leonard Ma
A Christmas Carol is such a fool-proof story you can't louse it up. Leonard Malti
Polar Express is not an attempt to do animation. It is a technology-based film. Leonard Ma
We know Jodie Foster is a smart woman. But it's always tough for women to find leading roles in commercial Hollywood movies. She looks for the best material she can find, and if it happens that it's thrillers, then it's thrillers. What ultimately matters is that she's always good. Movie audiences no
Television is what made It's a Wonderful Life the classic it is today. Leonard Ma
He's a great choice. He's both smart and funny. He can be serious when the case demands. He can be silly. Knowing when to push those buttons is the key to being a good host.
Tim pays homage to Ray Harryhausen and George Pal and people whose films he saw growing up and who also used this technique.
Certainly he would have liked meatier roles or roles that allowed him to go beyond just the look, the hangdog look, that he seemed to have. I met him on a number of occasions, and he was a very upbeat kind of a guy.
He was not exactly destined for success. It took him time to find himself, and part of that came about when he moved to Austin. Anyone who knew Louis in his quasi-hippie phase, or as the world's oldest grad student, might find it surprising to see how successful, and influential, he is today.