The Magnificently Mutilated Ambersons | 4 Dec 2013 // 10:00 PM
Though Citizen Kane has cemented his place in film history, The Magnificent Ambersons -- especially had its original ending been kept -- would prove Orson Welles one of Hollywood’s greatest masters of tragedy, if not the greatest.
20 Thrillers with a Side of Capers | 24 Oct 2013 // 10:00 PM
Each film in The Best of Warner Brothers 20 Film Collection: Thrillers asks, in some or form or another, Where does your loyalty lie, with the guys or your girl?
More Than Any Other New American Director, Francis Ford Coppola Reminds Me of Orson Welles | 14 Jan 2013 // 9:15 PM
Lifted from over a 40-year period, the Francis Ford Coppola: 5-Film Collection showcases the director's flexibility under circumstances dire and ideal. It also confirms his auteurist consistency.
The Heavy Absence of Star Presence | 22 Nov 2014 // 5:00 AM
If trying to grasp screen presence is like reaching for the stars, James Harvey shows noble reach in his book, Watching Them Be.
Howard Hawks and John Wayne Defined a Genre with 'Red River' | 1 Jul 2014 // 9:10 PM
It’s nearly impossible to not get roped in by the easy banter of the dialogue, the epic drama, and the luminous images of this quintessential Western.