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Features

Sunday, January 8 2012

The Best DVDs of 2011

With the continuing rise of Blu-ray, this year sees a lot of repeat entries. Just because they're here again, however, doesn't mean they're any less special.


Columns

Wednesday, September 24 2014

Cut! Shoot! The Directorial Styles of Blake Edwards and Richard Lester

The Party, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Juggernaut give us good clean fun about slavery and brothels.


Monday, April 27 2009

‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’: Check, Please

I hate it when a film takes a brilliant literary work and turns it into what it thinks the literary work should be.


Reviews

Sunday, October 26 2014

In 'The Party', Peter Sellers' Brownface Is the Elephant in the Room

While Peter Sellers' role as an Indian man in The Party may represent just another one of his masks, it also does problematize this 1968 film.


Monday, September 15 2014

Silly Sexual Politics Undermine 'Operation Petticoat'

Silly sexual politics prevent this film from being a bona fide classic.


Thursday, October 27 2011

Audrey Hepburn in sparkling HD: 'Breakfast at Tiffany's: 50th Anniversary Edition'

A beautiful archetype of tragic misunderstanding, Holly moves us and touches us, not because of her troubled personal history but because of the honesty with which the dreamlike Audrey Hepburn plays her.


Monday, January 26 2009

Breakfast At Tiffany's: Paramount Centennial Collection

In many respects, this is a love letter to a tony, cosmopolitan New York which perhaps never existed, a Big Apple devoid of muggings, racial strife, or transit strikes.


Monday, February 20 2006

Breakfast at Tiffany's (Anniversary Edition) (1961)

I suppose we should just count ourselves fortunate Capote didn't write any Indian characters into Breakfast at Tiffany's, otherwise Blake Edwards might have asked Peter Sellers to break out the boot polish.


Blogs

Wednesday, July 9 2014

'Operation Petticoat' Is Too Tightly Buttoned

Operation Petticoat, one of post-war America's more popular war flicks, is an example of the era's basically conservative teases.


Friday, February 24 2012

Hospital Noir: 'The Carey Treatment'

The Case of the Pathological Pathologist


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