Keith Richards’ Great Solo Debut, ‘Talk Is Cheap,’ Turns 30

Keith Richards’ Great Solo Debut, ‘Talk Is Cheap,’ Turns 30 During the mid Eighties, the relationship between Keith Richards and Mick Jagger hit a historic low, as Jagger tested solo waters. “Mick started to become unbearable.” Richards wrote in his 2010 ...

Burt Lancaster movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Elmer Gantry,’ ‘Sweet Smell of Success,’ ‘From Here to Eternity’

Burt Lancaster movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Elmer Gantry,’ ‘Sweet Smell of Success,’ ‘From Here to Eternity’ Burt Lancaster would’ve celebrated his 105th birthday on November 2, 2018. The Oscar-winning actor appeared in dozens of movies until his death in 1994. But which titles are among his finest? In honor ...

T-Men — Special Edition

Found: a must-see Film noir in all its brutal glory, restored to a level of quality not seen in years. Anthony Mann and John Alton made their reputations with ninety minutes of chiaroscuro heaven — ...

Kiss of Death

This is the ultimate in screen sadism circa 1947, and it’s all in the debut film performance of Richard Widmark as a too-nasty-for-words hood who likes to shoot people in the stomach. Actually, Victor ...

Classic French Film Festival March 4th -20th at Webster University

The Eighth Annual Robert Classic French Film Festival — co-produced by Cinema St. Louis and the Webster University Film Series — celebrates St. Louis’ Gallic heritage and France’s cinematic legacy. ...

Film Review: Great Cranston Performance in Hard-Hitting Political Drama About Blacklisted Screenwriter

'Trumbo' movie: Bryan Cranston as screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and Helen Mirren as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. 'Trumbo' movie review: Highly entertaining 'history lesson' Full disclosure: on the wall ...

Thieves’ Highway

(Region B)  It's just like the film industry, I tell ya!  Director Jules Dassin teams with writer A.I. Bezzerides for one of filmdom's strongest slams at the free market system. Trucker Richard Conte ...

Jules Dassin Classic “Rififi” To Premiere In New Dcp Version At Laemmle's Royal In L.A., September 4

Rialto Pictures will beloved French heist film Rififi by director Jules Dassin, for the first time on Dcp, at Los Angeles' Laemmle Royal, for one week beginning Friday, September 4. Jules Dassin ...

New on Video: ‘Night and the City’

Night and the City Written by Jo Eisinger Directed by Jules Dassin UK, 1950 Harry Fabian is probably the best at what he does, even if he is never very successful. Richard Widmark’s character in ...

Arrow Films & Video announces October line-up

Arrow Films & Video have announced its line-up of new Blu-ray releases for October 2015, and once again there are some gems in the list. Chief amongst them are Clive Barker’s first three Hellraiser ...

Horror Round-Up: God Told Me To Theatrical Re-Release, Scream Queens Casting Update, Society & Island of Death Blu-ray / DVDs

Welcome to another horror round-up! This time around we’re focusing on Blue Underground’s theatrical re-release of Larry Cohen’s God Told Me To, a Scream Queens casting update, and Arrow Video’s ...

‘The Killers’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Academy)

There is something instantly recognisable about Noir, and its style is so easy to love. Whether it’s the femme fatale or the seemingly innocent man with the dark past, or the detective seeking out the ...

Blu-ray Review – The Killers (1946)

The Killers, 1946. Directed by Robert Siodmak. Starring Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmund O’Brien, Albert Dekker, Sam Levene and Jack Lamberto Synopsis: A pair of hit-men carry out the murder of ...

Watch: William Friedkin Visits Criterion’s Offices

In the latest edition of “a famous person visits the Criterion Collection’s offices,” William Friedkin drops by to browse. Sighting Sunday Bloody Sunday, he remembers that as another film nominated ...

Watch: William Friedkin Visits Criterion’s Offices

In the latest edition of “a famous person visits the Criterion Collection’s offices,” William Friedkin drops by to browse. Sighting Sunday Bloody Sunday, he remembers that as another film nominated ...

'Rififi' (Criterion Collection) Blu-ray Review

A lot of what I have to say about Rififi would probably read as hyperbole as it stands as not only an important film given its director's political status, but the way in which it can double as not ...

Blu-ray, DVD Release: Rififi

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 14, 2014 Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.95 Studio: Criterion The heist is on in the great 1955 French crime drama Rififi. The great 1955 French crime drama Rififi is ...

Sweet Smell of Success: Burt Lancaster Is TCM's Star of November

Sweet Smell of Success: Burt Lancaster Is TCM's Star of November Classic screen actor Burt Lancaster (1913-1994) would have turned 100 this year, and to celebrate his centennial TCM is rolling out a month-long salute with back-to-back programming all night every ...

TCM Celebrates Oscar Nominee Blyth's 85th Birthday

Ann Blyth movies: TCM schedule on August 16, 2013 (photo: ‘Our Very Own’ stars Ann Blyth and Farley Granger) See previous post: "Ann Blyth Today: Light Singing and Heavy Drama on TCM." 3:00 Am One ...

One of Earliest Surviving Oscar Nominees Turns 85 Today

Ann Blyth today: Light songs and heavy drama on TCM Ann Blyth, a 1940s Universal leading lady best remembered for her Oscar-nominated performance as Joan Crawford’s cute-but-sociopathic teenage ...

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