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Wednesday, May 20 2009

Forbidden Hollywood’s William Wellman: The Forgotten Man

The 1934 Production Code’s puritanical stance towards sexuality is often highlighted by contemporary historians, but it also held extremely reactionary political mandates that forbade movie representations of conflicts between capital and labor.


Wednesday, July 23 2008

The Furies: Criterion Collection

Mann scatters fragments of Shakespeare’s King Lear into the mix along with the familial clinches of Eugene O’Neill’s dour compositions


Sunday, March 30 2008

Forbidden Hollywood Collection, Vol. 2

Hooray for 'Hollywood': Second volume of '30s 'Forbidden' films is a fascinating collection.


Sunday, June 17 2007

Part 1: Pure Classicism

In its infancy, the cinematic artform went through some formidable technological and stylistic changes. The ten DVDs discussed here highlight the very definition of the Golden Age of filmmaking.


Wednesday, January 10 2007

Time Encapsulating: The Best DVDs of 2006

From solid single issues to amazingly complete film and television compilations, the works highlighted here argue for DVD's continued importance.


Wednesday, July 26 2006

The Big Valley: Season One

Tensions caused by the growth of urbanization and industrialization and the dying out of the frontier, the excesses of the robber barons and the risk they pose to democracy, and the angst of Civil War veterans trying to find their place in the world, again, set the stage for this virtuous, wealthy, 19th century family.


Monday, February 23 2004

Walk on the Wild Side (1962)

Edward Dmytryk makes fine use of the French Quarter's Byzantine ironwork, its shadowy foyers, and the Escher-like twists of its courtyards and balconies.


Sunday, January 1 1995

The Lady Eve / Sullivan’s Travels (1941/2001) - PopMatters Film Review )

One gets the feeling that Preston Sturges shot his creative wad early on, then exhausted by fighting the suits' efforts to censor his work.


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