Gian Luigi Calderone’s Appassionata presents at its core a dysfunctional family at its breaking point, and it’s not especially pleasant to watch it splintering.
Michael Mann’s cult thriller Manhunter not only introduced audiences to Hannibal Lecktor (as spelled in this film), but also to the use of FBI forensics and the use of profiling to help identify a suspect. Although initially a box office disappointment, thanks mostly to a bad marketing campaign by the film’s […]
It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but Nicholas Roeg’s Eureka offers up an unusual saga of too much, too soon combined with his patented arresting visual motifs and a tone of unsteady melancholy.
“This is the history of a scoundrel.” So begins director Albert Lewin’s film starring George Sanders, Angela Lansbury, and Ann Dvorak, with the screenplay adapted from the novel Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant. Sanders’ Georges Duroy certainly lives up to the definition of a scoundrel using his charm as […]
In her final completed film, Judy Garland triumphs dramatically and musically in I Could Go On Singing. With its raw, honest emotions and its unique perspective into the psyche of a woman who is alive on stage but floundering when off it, the movie has easily stood the test of […]
Nicholas Ray’s Johnny Guitar wasn’t the only noteworthy psychological western of 1954; Henry Hathaway’s Garden of Evil easily matches it while also providing breathtaking Mexican location shooting and a first-rate star cast.