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Monday, March 28 2011

‘The Ten Commandments’ Is Big, Bold, Even Daring Entertainment

Cecil B. DeMille’s powerful motion picture aptly fulfills its duty in delivering a larger than life Biblical episode, complete with terrific special effects, massive sets and grade-A movie stars.


Thursday, March 19 2009

An Auteur’s Touch of Evil

The auteur is dead, long live the auteur: Orson Welles and Touch of Evil, 50 years on.


Thursday, January 22 2009

Studio One Anthology

Everything gold can stay: Studio One returns, on DVD.


Monday, May 12 2008

The Demise of Horror Culture?

While the horror classics of 1968 may have indeed revitalized the genre, few today are aware of these movies' impact on the canon...if they acknowledge them at all.


Monday, April 7 2008

Charlton remembered as Hollywood pillar of conservatism


Monday, June 18 2007

Part 2: The Changing Face of Filmmaking

Every staid situation needs shaking up, none more so that the labored Hollywood studio system. The titles chosen for this section stand out as reasons why things had to change, the results of those seismic stylistic shifts.


Monday, May 28 2007

Future Shock: The Death of Serious Science Fiction

The serious Science Fiction film genre is dead or at least on cinematic life support. As the new millennial marches forward, and an omnipresent production paradigm that substitutes spectacle for smarts, futurist filmmaking is definitely gasping for breath.


Wednesday, March 29 2006

The Ten Commandments (50th Anniversary Edition) (1956)

It is the role that would provide Charlton Heston with fame, fortune, and the authoritative persona he now uses to convince people that hunting squirrels with AK-47s is not just a right but a duty.


Monday, March 27 2006

Planet of the Apes: The Legacy Collection (1968-1973)

Planet of the Apes: The Legacy Collection oscillates wildly between the delightful and the agonizing; but the rewards more than offset the pains.


Monday, December 13 2004

The Naked Jungle (1954)

What sets this Naked Jungle apart is a remarkably astute depiction of the collision of the sexes, in its addition of a mail order bride for the protagonist.


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