Karloff & Lugosi
Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi shared credits in nine films… here are ten questions about them.
Now for something truly remarkable from the neglected Spanish cinema. Luis García Berlanga’s wicked satire is a humanistic black comedy, free of cynicism. The borderline Kafkaesque situation of an everyman forced into a profession that horrifies him is funny and … Continue reading
Ten years ago I attended the Lone Pine Film Festival for the first time. It was the 17th annual celebration in 2006 of a festival dedicated to the heritage of movies (mostly westerns, but plenty of other genres as well) … Continue reading
The biggest, most lavish collaboration between Hollywood and the Pentagon was this Anthony Mann-James Stewart collaboration, a morale & recruiting cheer for America’s intercontinental bombing air force, the service that kept the peace by holding up our side of the … Continue reading
The great Fred Zinnemann’s last feature is a very personal story, a fairly uncomplicated drama with a mountain climbing backdrop. Sean Connery plays older than his age as a Scotsman on an Alpine vacation, toying with social disaster. With excellent, … Continue reading