Today in Soap Opera History (August 19)

1996: Nathan Hastings died on The Young and the Restless. 1996: Frankie Frame was murdered on Another World. 1996: Gh's Jason and Robin arrived in Montauk on Stone's birthday. 2013: The series ...

The Landlord

It’s the brightest debut feature of 1970, and perhaps the warmest movie ever about the American race divide. Hal Ashby and Bill Gunn’s work is inspired: rich boy Beau Bridges buys a slum tenement and ...

Today in Soap Opera History (August 19)

1996: Nathan Hastings died on The Young and the Restless. 1996: Frankie Frame was murdered on Another World. 1996: Gh's Jason and Robin arrived in Montauk on Stone's birthday. 2013: The series ...

Notes On The Landlord And Lee Grant

Hal Ashby’s The Landlord, made in 1970, is probably the best movie of the 1970s not to be widely known by younger audiences, and even by some older audiences whose appreciation of the last great era ...

Trailers for New Restorations of Mike Nichols’ ‘The Graduate’ and Clint Eastwood’s ‘Unforgiven’

A pair of Oscar winners have recently undergone new restorations ahead of theatrical releases. While one can’t get much better than The Criterion Collection edition of The Graduate, a new 50th ...

The Mephisto Waltz

Jacqueline Bisset’s in a heck of a fix. Her hubby Alan Alda has been seduced by promises of fame and fortune from creepy concert genius Curt Jurgens, and is responding to weird overtures from Curt’s ...

Framed

In the 1970s crime films morphed into sadistic vigilante fantasies about tough-guy heroes avenging terrible crimes against their families. Veteran noir director Phil Karlson directed the bruiser’s ...

The Graduate

What can you say to such success? Mike Nichols and Buck Henry's sex satire defined 'the generation gap' for the sixties. Dustin Hoffman sprang forward from obscurity and Katharine Ross was the object ...

Review: The Landlord

This is the Pure Movies review of The Landlord, directed by Hal Ashby and starring Beau Bridges, Lee Grant, Diana Sands, Pearl Bailey, Walter Brooke and Louis Gossett Jr. Reviewed by Suki Ferguson for ...

Exploring The Twilight Zone, Episode #131: "A Short Drink From a Certain Fountain"

We resume our coverage of Season 5 of the original series with an episode about the fountain of life -- which seems fitting for the second day of a new year. The Twilight Zone, Episode #131: "A Short ...