During the course of her life Carson McCullers wrote several provocative and evocative novels which take place in the southern United States and focus on characters that have trouble fitting into their surroundings. The Member of the Wedding is based upon her third novel, but was the first to be […]
Norman Jewison’s dyspeptic view of an undesirable future might not have the horrifying eccentricity of Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, but Rollerball is an enjoyable if sobering ride to a future whose shiny surface but rotten underbelly is all too believable and acrid. Discuss in the forums.
Romeo Is Bleeding is a decent neo-noir that might have been even better with more careful and thoughtful handling of its greatest assets: an outstanding cast, a twisty, engrossing story, and involving direction. Discuss in the forums.
John Byrum’s Inserts doesn’t have the richness or resonance of something like The Day of the Locust, and it’s far too talky and unfocused to rank among the memorable Hollywood backstage story films. Discuss in the forums.
Admirers of fine acting and its trenchant attention to the details of drug addiction will find much to savor in Jerry Schatzberg’s The Panic in Needle Park. Discuss in the forums.
The 1959 Hammer version of The Hound of the Baskervilles brings all of the novel’s mystery and suspense to the screen intact in a colorful and excellently acted and directed adaptation of one of the premiere novels of detective fiction. Discuss in the forums.