In both films, death both threatens to throw a society into disarray and serves as a possible corrective for corruption.
This Criterion transfer of Carol Reed’s crackerjack war-time genre-bender is serviceable rather than extraordinary.
Reed’s post-war thriller arrives on Blu-ray from Criterion looking appropriately atmospheric.
Luchino Visconti’s The Leopard is quite simply the most lavish historical epic ever captured on celluloid.
It examines a modern post-war environment where people’s lives are treated as nothing more than a means to financial success.
An already near-essential DVD release of an essential noir, updated for the high-def age.
As you may have heard, the New York Press, which publishes my weekly column, has once again lost the top of its masthead.