Orson Welles’s The Stranger and John Farrow’s The Sea Chase: Jim Hemphill’s Home Video

I’ve always been mystified by the relative lack of attention and acclaim Orson Welles’ 1946 thriller The Stranger has received compared with the director’s better known efforts, since on just about ...

The Stranger

Edward G. Robinson uncovers another killer, but this time he’s after a Nazi mass murderer, not an insurance salesman. Orson Welles’ most conventional thriller is a masterpiece of style and judgment, ...

NYC Weekend Watch: Marcello Mastroianni, The Caan Film Festival, Terry Zwigoff, Immigrants on Film & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. ...

Review: Don't Drink the Water—Gore Verbinski's "A Cure for Wellness"

Jason Isaacs as Dr. Volmer in A Cure for WellnessIt starts with a whispered melody. It will send frissons of familiarity, of a kind of upsetting longing for clarity. You know that song the odd English ...

How Leonard Cohen's Music Turned 'McCabe & Mrs. Miller' Into a Masterpiece

How Leonard Cohen's Music Turned 'McCabe & Mrs. Miller' Into a Masterpiece In early 1971, Leonard Cohen was still a relatively unknown singer-songwriter. Despite releasing two critically acclaimed records – 1967's Songs of Leonard Cohen and 1969's Songs From a Room – the ...

Leigh Day on TCM: From Southern Belle in 'Controversial' Epic to Rape Victim in Code-Buster

Vivien Leigh ca. late 1940s. Vivien Leigh movies: now controversial 'Gone with the Wind,' little-seen '21 Days Together' on TCM Vivien Leigh is Turner Classic Movies' star today, Aug. 18, '15, as ...

Criterion Collection: The Killers | Blu-ray Review

Criterion digitally restores this earlier release, a combination offering of Robert Siodmak’s 1946 film noir masterpiece The Killers paired with Don Siegel’s retro 1964 remake. Famed adaptations of ...

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles review

Chuck Workman’s documentary takes us through Welles’s early glory and disappointing long goodbye, making the case for some of his best forgotten films Related: When Orson met Larry: 'Welles was a ...

Watch: Sizzling Re-Release Trailer For Orson Welles' Noir Masterpiece 'Touch Of Evil'

While the narrative these days around Orson Welles tends to focus on his unfinished films or the wacky work he did in the latter stages of his career, like editing pornos, it can't be overstated that ...

New on Video: ‘The Lady from Shanghai’

The Lady from Shanghai Written and directed by Orson Welles USA, 1947 The Lady from Shanghai (1947) didn’t come easily for Orson Welles. No film ever really did after his breakthrough, the great ...

From Orson Welles to Kurt Cobain, What to See at the Miami Film Festival

The Miami International Film Festival (March 6-15) launches this weekend in balmy Florida with a full-bodied slate of international cinema. With its special focus on Ibero-American and Cuban films, ...

Daily | Orson Welles 100

"Film Forum toasts 2015, the centennial of Orson Welles’s birth, with Orson Welles 100, an exhaustive five-week overview of his oeuvre," reports Andy Webster in the New York Times. William Friedkin ...

Daily | Orson Welles 100

"Film Forum toasts 2015, the centennial of Orson Welles’s birth, with Orson Welles 100, an exhaustive five-week overview of his oeuvre," reports Andy Webster in the New York Times. William Friedkin ...

Roger Deakins on WWII, the ocean's 'endless prison' and inspirations for 'Unbroken'

Roger Deakins on WWII, the ocean's 'endless prison' and inspirations for 'Unbroken' "The Shawshank Redemption," "Fargo," "Kundun," "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," "The Man Who Wasn't There," "No Country for Old Men," "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," "The ...

Film Review: ‘Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles’

Film Review: ‘Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles’ Chuck Workman’s latest bouquet to cinematic history, “Magician,” provides a solid overview of Orson Welles’ life and output. While little here will be news to cineastes, the mix of interviews and ...

‘Too Late for Tears’ proves that there is such a thing as realizing one’s mistakes too late

Too Late for Tears Written by Roy Huggins Directed by Bryon Haskin U.S.A., 1949 Alan and Jane Palmer (Arthur Kennedy and Lizabeth Scott respectively) are driving up a lonely road one evening for a ...

Blu-ray Release: F for Fake

Blu-ray Release Date: Oct. 21, 2014 Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95 Studio: Criterion Orson Welles in his 1975 free-form documentary F for Fake In 1975’s F for Fake, a free-form documentary by ...

Movie Poster of the Week: The Posters of Isolde Monson-Baumgart

Above: 1960 re-release poster for Second Chance (Jean Delannoy, France, 1947). A couple of weeks ago the invaluable New York movie poster store Posteritati unveiled their newest acquisitions: nearly ...

‘Scarlet Street’ is a devastating tale of how nice guys finish last

Scarlet Street Written by Dudley Nichols Directed by Fritz Lang USA, 1945 In a private party set up by J. J. Hogarth (Russell Hicks), president of one of New York’s largest banks, honours are ...

Girls Delightful In Cuba Stop: Orson Welles' "Too Much Johnson"

Orson Welles' Too Much Johnson, screened for the first time to a full house at Pordenone Festival of Silent Cinema, comes trailing clouds of mystery like so much else in the life and work of its ...

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