Don’t let’s ask for the moon. We have Criterion’s dazzling new restoration of Now, Voyager.
Most film critics have a pretty good handle on what it is a director does, what a cinematographer does, what an editor does. Acting, however, remains a little bit mysterious.
As one scholar says in the accompanying documentary, “You could spend a lifetime studying 1939.”
While this Hollywoodized Great Book frequently falls short, it preserves the crackling launch of a legend.
Four genre-defining gangster touchstones, each featuring an iconic performance, get a solid image and sound touch-up as well as oodles of extras. Maybe not quite top of the world, but pretty damn fine all the same.
Yesterday’s Oscar nominations came with major snubs, but it certainly wasn’t the first time the Academy stuck it to likely contenders.
The highly subjective task of compiling a list of the 10 best films of all time is nearly as daunting as the thought that plagues every film completist.
I’m a compulsive. It’s no surprise that my list is full of movies about compulsion.
All About Eve looks into Broadway's artichoke heart to ring an early death knell for classic Hollywood.
Both All About Eve and Sunset Boulevard are the kind of movies that one hopes, 60 years later, would seem like dated time capsules from an earlier era.
Henry Koster’s film serves as a sturdy bookend to Bette Davis’s first fling at Queen Elizabeth I, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex.
The film is worth seeing for its tense first half, and for Bette Davis’s carefully controlled performance.
Standard costume fare enlivened by Bette Davis’s fuming and growling.
How about Cabin in the Cotten, Dangerous, Juarez, The Corn is Green, and A Stolen Life for volume four?