Walter Mirisch to be featured on TCM Private Screenings

This Monday, September 29th, Robert Osborne will host an evening with the prolific and overwhelmingly successful produce Walter Mirisch, as the multiple Academy Award winner talks about his fascinating life and awe inspiring career in the movie business, followed by a 4-movie salute of some of the craft man’s best.

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Rating: A

TCM’s series ELVIS MITCHELL: UNDER THE INFLUENCE has one fault – It’s Too Short!

Celebrities reveal their influences in this original series hosted by film critic Elvis Mitchell. The premiere episode aired July 7 and featured the late Sydney Pollack in his last in-depth interview. However, it seemed abrupt and truncated. When you’re talking about the influences that have shaped an artist’s life, a half hour is too short to cover the subject sufficiently. It definitely left me wanting more.

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Rating: A-

Spielberg on Spielberg

Spielberg on Spielberg

After more than fifty years of exemplary film criticism for Life and Time Magazines, and directing biographies on such iconic filmmakers are Eastwood and Scorsese, Richard Schickel casts his gaze on the most famous movie director of all time, who rarely interviews or gives commentaries on their DVDs. Given the rare opportunity to hear him talk about his life and achievements, why does this feel so flat and lifeless?

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Rating: C-