The Snake Pit

Hollywood takes a hard look at the mundane horrors of mental asylums, and Olivia de Havilland scores another career high with her portrayal of a housewife experiencing a nervous breakdown. Some people ...

Review: “Psycho Biddy Double Feature” Starring Joan Crawford: “Strait-jacket” (1964) And “Berserk” (1967); Mill Creek Entertainment Blu-ray Disc Release

By Fred Blosser Two 1960s murder thrillers with Joan Crawford have been released by Mill Creek Entertainment on single-disc Blu-ray. The cover sleeve bills the package as a “Psycho Biddy Double ...

Drive-In Dust Offs: Strait-jacket (1964)

It’s 1964. You’ve been a long time fan of Joan Crawford since her Oscar winning performance in Mildred Pierce (1945), and you see she has a new movie opening this weekend: Strait-Jacket! “What could ...

Strait-Jacket

Strait-Jacket Blu ray Shout Factory 1964 / 1.85:1 / Street Date August 21, 2018 Starring Joan Crawford, Diane Baker Cinematography by Arthur Arling Directed by William Castle The planets ...

Clips and Trailers from The Tingler and Strait-jacket Blu-rays

So many icons, so little time. Two of William Castle's classic films, The Tingler (starring Vincent Price) and Strait-Jacket (starring Joan Crawford) are finally available on Blu-ray courtesy of ...

Contest: Win William Castle’s Strait-jacket on Blu-ray

Love can often be beautiful, but sometimes it can drive you crazy, as Joan Crawford's character Lucy Harbin discovers in William Castle's Strait-Jacket. In addition to releasing Castle's The Tingler ...

Scream Factory Reveals Full Release Details for William Castle’s The Tingler and Strait-jacket Blu-rays

In addition to their recent Blu-ray announcement of the House on Haunted Hill remake, Scream Factory will also release two William Castle movies on Blu-ray this August, and we have a look at the full ...

Legends of Tomorrow Finale Recap: Blue Gods and Demons — Plus, Who Will Replace [Spoiler] on the Ship?

Legends of Tomorrow Finale Recap: Blue Gods and Demons — Plus, Who Will Replace [Spoiler] on the Ship? Legends of Tomorrow opened its Season 3 finale with a quick farewell to a longtime ally, before launching into final showdown with Mallus (which, by the way, is pronounced “malice”/rhymes with ...

Joan of Arc (1948)

Does every great actress see Joan of Arc as the ultimate serious role? Ingrid Bergman ran into serious career trouble while this picture was still in release. Its cast and credits are packed with star ...

Four Faces West

Westerns are all about values: good and bad, law and lawlessness, etc. Joel McCrea and Frances Dee’s ‘bad man’ saga isn’t faith based, exactly, but it’s great for humanitarian values, the simple ...

Night Passage — Die Uhr ist abgelaufen

It’s the great Anthony Mann-James Stewart western that Mann didn’t direct: Stewart goes it alone, over-filling a good western idea with ‘cute’ scenes and conservative messages Mann had no use for. But ...

Letter from an Unknown Woman

This devastating romantic melodrama is Max Ophüls’ best American picture — perhaps because it seems so European? It’s probably Joan Fontaine’s finest hour as well, and Louis Jourdan comes across as a ...

Maigret Sets a Trap & Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case

Welcome to a pair of vintage mysteries with George Simenon’s popular Inspector Jules Maigret, a gumshoe who gets the tough cases. Top kick French actor Jean Gabin is the cop who keeps cool, until it’s ...

A New Leaf – Olive Signature

Filtered through her experience as an unequalled comic performer, writer-director Elaine May scores a bulls-eye with this grossly underappreciated gem, fashioned in a style that could be called ‘black ...

The Complete Monterey Pop Festival

Criterion lavishes a major upgrade to its older box set celebrating the first major rock concert event, the ‘California Dreamin’ idyll that some say marked the beginning of the Summer of Love. Get ...

Legends Of Tomorrow season 3 episode 9 review: Beebo The God Of War

Jim Dandy Dec 6, 2017 More change comes for the Legends of Tomorrow ahead of the midseason break, and it left us floored. Spoilers ahead... This review contains spoilers. See related  PlayStation 4 ...

Deathdream

Average fans of A Christmas Story likely don’t know that director Bob Clark had once made creepy horror pictures with Alan Ormsby, but this independent shock effort of the early ’70s still casts a ...

General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a precedent! Barbet Schroeder’s documentary gets up close and personal with a narcissistic dictator consumed by his own ego. Idi Amin rants and raves incoherently and ...

Election

We’ve all met Tracy Flick — the eager-beaver student that charms the right teachers, wins all the awards and corners the big scholarships. Alexander Payne’s witty, perceptive look at High School shows ...

Stay Hungry

Are ’70s auteur pictures liberated and loose, or flaky and undisciplined? Bob Rafelson’s Alabama escapade places Jeff Bridges amid a wide range of choice-quality nuts, with both Sally Field and Arnold ...

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