A good transfer and a great audio commentary pivotally contextualize this neurotic and lastingly influential American melodrama.
A film about history that avoids it entirely. Not out of cowardice or lack of nerve, but because the head-on acknowledgement of Europe’s long 20th century is quite simply too painful.
The most recent Rollin films to make their Blu-ray debut mark a significant departure for the filmmaker.
Although the letters help to explain the developing psychology that would lead to Marvin’s film career, Epstein provides only a cursory understanding of Marvin as cultural icon throughout.
List-making is an exercise in futility, but as futile exercises go, it’s one of the best.
The term “blond bomb shell” takes on a whole new meaning in the film, a savage noir masterpiece given a hefty and necessary DVD release.
Any film connoisseur worth their salt knows that the purveyors of this genre aimed low but shot high.