The Bostonians

Henry James novels have made terrific movies; this precise, strongly-felt adaptation expresses interior feelings that James — the master of ambiguity — may not have intended, yet seem essential to the ...

Today in Soap Opera History (December 31)

Four NBC daytime soap operas aired for the final time on December 31st: Somerset (1976), Texas (1982), The Doctors (1982) and Sunset Beach (1999)."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's ...

Today in Soap Opera History (December 31)

Four NBC daytime soap operas aired for the final time on December 31st: Somerset (1976), Texas (1982), The Doctors (1982) and Sunset Beach (1999)."History is a vast early warning system." ― Norman ...

The Big Knife

What seemed too raw for 1955 still packs a punch, as Robert Aldrich takes a meat cleaver to the power politics of the old studio system. Monstrous studio head Rod Steiger has just the leverage he ...

‘Network’ Turns 40: Here Are 3 Ways It Changed How We Understand News Media

‘Network’ Turns 40: Here Are 3 Ways It Changed How We Understand News Media Because 2016 cares not for subtlety, this month marks the 40th anniversary of “Network.” Since its release in November 1976 to wide praise and an eventual heap of Oscars, director Sidney Lumet and ...

Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte

Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland and Agnes Moorehead play it nasty, chop-chopping their way through a Grand Dame Guignol epic of 'sixties Hag Horror. Ace director Robert Aldrich's big success handed ...

The Truculent Cinema of Robert Aldrich

The quintessential shot in Robert Aldrich’s filmography is that of a close-up, held for a smidgen longer than the normal length one would think appropriate for such a shot. The face the camera is ...

Blu-ray Review – Network (1976)

Network, 1976. Directed by Sidney Lumet. Starring Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Robert Duvall, Peter Finch, Ned Beatty, Wesley Addy, Cindy Grover, Beatrice Straight and Ken Kercheval. Synopsis: ...

‘Network’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Academy)

Stars: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall, Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty | Written by Paddy Chayefsky | Directed by Sidney Lumet In the cynical age of the Internet we’ve grown to ...

‘Time Table’ races towards a frantic conclusion with twists and turns along the way

Time Table Written by Eben Kandel Directed by Mark Stevens USA, 1956 The longevity of television’s Dexter speaks to audience interest in and creative potential of the premise in which an ...

Friday Noir: ‘Kiss Me Deadly’ is low on love, but high on attitude

Kiss Me Deadly Directed by Robert Aldrich Written by A.I. Bezzerides U.S.A., 1955 Fear and danger frequently go hand in hand all to easily, be it in the world of the movies or in real life, the ...

Celeste Holm obituary

Sophisticated and witty actor who triumphed on Broadway and won an Oscar Celeste Holm, who has died aged 95, was the original Ado Annie in Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's groundbreaking ...

Oscar-Winner Celeste Holm Passes Away at 95

Oscar-Winner Celeste Holm Passes Away at 95 Celeste Holm, who was best known for her Academy-Award-winning performance in the 1947 film Gentleman's Agreement, passed away on Sunday at the age of 95, according to the Associated Press. The ...

Oscar-Winning Actress Celeste Holm Dies At 95

Oscar-Winning Actress Celeste Holm Dies At 95 New York — Celeste Holm, a versatile, bright-eyed blonde who soared to Broadway fame in "Oklahoma!" and won an Oscar in "Gentleman's Agreement" but whose last years were filled with financial ...

Walter Hill to Direct What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Remake

Walter Hill to Direct What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Remake Walter Hill has signed on to develop and direct a remake of the 1962 classic What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? with The Aldrich Company. The original classic starred Bette Davis as Jane Hudson, a ...

Blu-Ray Review: Criterion Edition of Noir Classic ‘Kiss Me Deadly’

Chicago – Very few movies are as wonderfully weird as “Kiss Me Deadly,” a film that clearly influenced decades of work that would follow from “Blue Velvet” to “The Adjustment Bureau.” Recently ...