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  1. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Casanova Brown Blu-ray Review

    Matt Hough Casanova Brown Blu-ray Review An amiable comedy of miscommunication with delightful stars and touches of screwball comedy tropes of old, Sam Wood’s Casanova Brown is fairly lightweight material for two Academy Award-winning stars. [review]
  2. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Along Came Jones Blu-ray Review

    Matt Hough Along Came Jones Blu-ray Review A case of mistaken identity fuels the comedy hijinks in Stuart Heisler’s comic adventure Along Came Jones. [review]
  3. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Raw Deal (1948) Blu-ray Review

    Matt Hough Raw Deal (1948) Blu-ray Review Anthony Mann’s Raw Deal is another in his brilliant series of films noir offering breathtaking cinematography and a clutch of first-rate performances featuring a triangle love story amid a cat-and-mouse dash for freedom. [review]
  4. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Wuthering Heights (1970) Blu-ray Review

    Matt Hough Wuthering Heights (1970) Blu-ray Review Emily Bronte’s Gothic romance returns to the screen in Robert Fuest’s 1970 version of Wuthering Heights, an expensive color production that sadly lacks the atmosphere and intimately chilling, dysfunctional interpersonal relationships that...
  5. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™Not as a Stranger -- in Blu-ray

    Stanley Kramer's Not as a Stranger, a 1955 medical melodrama is an odd film. Not great, but certainly interesting enough to warrant two hours of your time. The independent production boasts a superb cast, and a plethora of secondary and bit players that will have you repeating, "where do I...
  6. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review The Hospital Blu-ray Review

    Matt Hough The Hospital Blu-ray Review A chaotic comedy of errors courtesy of the satirical pen of playwright Paddy Chayefsky, Arthur Hiller’s The Hospital is part personal drama and part lunatic comedy with a dash of murder mystery tossed in for good measure. [review]
  7. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Alice (1990) Blu-ray Review

    Matt Hough Alice (1990) Blu-ray Review Woody Allen takes another stab at surreal character exploration with Alice, a sort of kissing cousin to the magical events that unfold in his masterpiece The Purple Rose of Cairo. [review]
  8. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Tomorrow Is Forever Blu-ray Review

    Matt Hough Tomorrow Is Forever Blu-ray Review A pre-World War II domestic melodrama with fathers and sons and a mother caught in the middle of their views toward the upcoming war, Irving Pichel’s Tomorrow Is Forever offers appealing leading performances and views of a couple of future stars...
  9. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Legend of the Lost -- in Blu-ray

    Legend of the Lost is an odd one. Directed by legendary Henry Hathaway, it's a rather bland adventure film, starring John Wayne, and strangely, featuring Sophia Loren and Rossano Brazzi. Much of it was gorgeously shot on location, in Libya, and that along with its cinematographer and process...
  10. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Bananas Blu-ray Review

    Matt Hough Bananas Blu-ray Review It may be haphazard and fundamentally absurd, but Woody Allen’s Bananas still packs a massive comedy punch. [review]
  11. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Sayonara Blu-ray Review

    Matt Hough Sayonara Blu-ray Review A measuredly-paced look at interracial romantic entanglements amid the bigotry of the post-World War II era in Japan, Joshua Logan’s Sayonara captures both the comic and tragic sides of the story spread among six or seven major characters in a beautifully...
  12. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review He Walked by Night: Special Edition Blu-ray Review

    Matt Hough He Walked by Night: Special Edition Blu-ray Review He Walked by Night brings a slightly modified true crime story to the screen with a mesmerizing lead performance and action so fascinatingly taut and realistically mounted that it’s impossible not to get caught up in the action...
  13. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Wild Bill Blu-ray Review

    Matt Hough Wild Bill Blu-ray Review As with so many legendary personalities from the Old West, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction when trying to tell their singular stories, and that’s certainly the case with Walter Hill’s boisterous and somewhat unfocused Wild Bill. [review]
  14. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Miracle Worker -- in Blu-ray

    Arthur Penn's 1962 The Miracle Worker, the tale of the young Helen Keller, was an extraordinary achievement upon release, and has lost none of its power in the intervening decades. The film was based upon the drama by William Gibson, which first appeared in 1957 as a live episode of Playhouse...
  15. Richard Gallagher

    Blu-ray Review Lawman Blu-ray Review

    Richard Gallagher Lawman Blu-ray Review Lawman is an intelligent and violent adult western that features outstanding performances by Burt Lancaster and Robert Ryan. It has been brought to Blu-ray by Twilight Time with a very nice transfer from MGM. [review]
  16. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Play Dirty Blu-ray Review

    Matt Hough Play Dirty Blu-ray Review André De Toth’s Play Dirty comes off as a poor man’s The Dirty Dozen complete with a squad of misfits sent on a suicide mission during World War II and all the underhanded dealings and tension-filled maneuvers that come with the territory. [review]
  17. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Wild Bill -- in Blu-ray

    When I initially received Wild Bill, a new Twilight Times release on Blu-ray, I though it might be a new documentary on William Wellman. Turned out to be the 1995 Walter Hill film, which I would presume is based more upon legend and new storytelling than reality. Regardless, it's a typical...
  18. Nate Spidgewood

    Bond 25 - "No Time to Die" (2019)

    Title: Bond 25 (2019) Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure Cast: Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Rami Malek, Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, Ana de Armas, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch Release: 2019-10-25
  19. Nate Spidgewood

    What happened with the studio bidding war for Bond 25?

    Last time it was reported, apparently Apple and Amazon joined the Bond 25 bidding war to fight for the rights to the James Bond franchise, and it was last month. Not to mention, Warner Bros. is currently the most aggressive studio to secure the co-financing and distribution rights to the new...
  20. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ September -- in Blu-ray

    Twilight Time's new Blu-ray of Woody Allen's September, is derived from a quality transfer. A superb cast, and an interesting take on love, the film fits neatly between Radio Days and Another Woman in the Allen pantheon. All's well here, for Allen collectors, of which, I am one. Image - 5...
  21. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Hour of the Gun -- in Blu-ray

    Hour of the Gun, produced in 1967, and directed by John Sturges, is an interesting film. It's a sequel to another film directed by Mr. Sturges, a decade earlier, with a different take on casting. Wyatt Earp - Burt Lancaster / James Garner Doc Holliday - Kirk Douglas / Jason Robards Ike...
  22. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ A Fish Called Wanda -- in Blu-ray

    Like most Arrow releases, A Fish Called Wanda, is a quality affair. Director Charles Crichton, worked, early in his career, as an editor, out of London Films, and made the move to directing in the mid-'40s. I've always felt that his best work, was for Ealing in the late 1940s into the early...
  23. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Hour of the Gun Blu-ray Review

    Matt Hough Hour of the Gun Blu-ray Review A meat-and-potatoes western dealing with the extended aftermath of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, John Sturges’ Hour of the Gun is a gritty, fairly humorless western, much more interested in presenting the reality of the Old West rather than a...
  24. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review September Blu-ray Review

    Matt Hough September Blu-ray Review Filmed and almost completed and then scrapped, partially rewritten, and recast in three major roles, September still didn’t please its writer-director Woody Allen, and it’s easy to see why. [review]
  25. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Crime of Passion (1957) Blu-ray Review

    Matt Hough Crime of Passion (1957) Blu-ray Review One of the undisputed queens of film noir Barbara Stanwyck once again takes matters into her own hands as a woman willing to do anything to get what she wants in Gerd Oswald’s Crime of Passion, an unprepossessing film noir with a first-rate...
  26. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Year of the Comet -- in Blu-ray

    Year of the Comet concerns the antics surrounding the discovery of a huge bottle of wine, apparently from Napoleon's cellar, and a multitude of secondary plots that surround it. By the numbers, alone, and by that I mean looking at the credits, this should be an extraordinary film. Directed by...
  27. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag Blu-ray Review

    Matt Hough 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag Blu-ray Review The blackly comic idea at the heart of Tom Schulman’s 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag gets only a moderate execution (no pun intended) in this out-of-control farce that is equal parts funny and tedious. [review]
  28. Matt Hough

    Blu-ray Review Kid Galahad (1962) Blu-ray Review

    Matt Hough Kid Galahad (1962) Blu-ray Review While maybe not as completely entertaining as Jailhouse Rock or Viva Las Vegas, Kid Galahad places its star Elvis Presley a little out of his comfort zone and emerges as a middling entertainment. [review]
  29. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Ronin -- in Blu-ray

    I've always been a huge fan of John Frankenheimer's work, and to me, Ronin is his last real quality effort. It's an interesting cat and mouse affair, with the bad guys chasing out out-manuerving the other bad guys. But then, there may be three sets of bad guys. Very good performances, and...
  30. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Moderns -- in Blu-ray

    Alan Rudolph, the director of The Moderns, came through the ranks, learning much from Robert Altman. The works of both, very much represent the best side of independent cinema. And The Moderns is very independent. Produced on a relatively low budget, with Montreal standing in for Paris c...