Sunday, January 8 2012
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.
Wednesday, September 24 2014
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
I hate it when a film takes a brilliant literary work and turns it into what it thinks the literary work should be.
Sunday, October 26 2014
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 prevent this film from being a bona fide classic.
Thursday, October 27 2011
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
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
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.
Wednesday, July 9 2014
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
The Case of the Pathological Pathologist