Max von Sydow, ‘Seventh Seal,’ ‘Star Wars’ Actor, Dies at 90

Max von Sydow, ‘Seventh Seal,’ ‘Star Wars’ Actor, Dies at 90 Max von Sydow, the tall, tragic-faced Swedish actor whose name was virtually synonymous with the films of Ingmar Bergman, has died. He was 90. Variety has confirmed that the actor died on Sunday. ...

The Quiller Memorandum

Michael Anderson directs a classy slice of ’60s spy-dom. In West Berlin, George Segal’s Quiller struggles through a near- existential battle with Neo-Nazi swine more soulless than his own cold-fish ...

Dark of the Sun

It’s tendon-biting combat, with guns, trains, planes, chainsaws, and an indestructible all-terrain vehicle (that still couldn’t stand the potholes in the street of Los Angeles)! Rod Taylor, Jim Brown ...

Film Review: ‘Damascus Cover’

Film Review: ‘Damascus Cover’ Set during the weeks following the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, “Damascus Cover” is, in the strictest sense of the term, a period piece. But Daniel Zelik Berk’s low-key drama actually plays like a ...

'The Dam Busters' director Michael Anderson dies aged 98

'The Dam Busters' director Michael Anderson dies aged 98 Restored 4K version of war epic to be presented at Royal Albert Hall and simulcast into 400 theatres on May 17. Michael Anderson, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker who directed Dam Busters, Around The ...

Film Director Michael Anderson Dead At 98; "Around The World In 80 Days" And "The Dam Busters" Among His Credits

Anderson (left) on the set of Around the World in 80 Days with producer Michael Todd and Frank Sinatra, who filmed a cameo appearance. Michael Anderson, the Oscar-nominated British film director, has ...

Michael Anderson Dies: Oscar-Nominated Film Director Was 98

Michael Anderson Dies: Oscar-Nominated Film Director Was 98 Director Michael Anderson, who was Oscar-nominated for his role in the epic film Around The World in 80 Days and later was behind the cameras for the sci-fi classic Logan’s Run, has died. He was 98 ...

Michael Anderson, ‘Logan’s Run’ and ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ Director, Dies at 98

Michael Anderson, ‘Logan’s Run’ and ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ Director, Dies at 98 Michael Anderson, the British filmmaker who directed the 1956 Oscar Best Picture winner “Around the World in 80 Days,” died of heart disease in Canada on April 25, according to a spokesperson for the ...

Everything Steven Soderbergh Watched and Read in 2015

Displaying a transparency that few filmmakers of his fame and / or caliber would even bother with, Steven Soderbergh has, for a couple of years, been keen on releasing lists of what he watched and ...

Seven Anti-James Bond Movies You Haven’t Seen

The Bond franchise which has been with us so long, has become so deeply entrenched in popular culture, that we often forget what it was that first distinguished the Bonds a half-century ago. Skyfall ...

Spielberg plunges into the Cold War with the upcoming Bridge of Spies

The nearly three year wait since Steven Spielberg's last movie (2012's Lincoln) comes to an end this October with the spy thriller Bridge of Spies. Good news for moviegoers: There won't be another ...

Seven Anti-007 Movies You Haven’t Seen

(*My apologies for this coming so long after Sound on Sight’s celebration of 50 years of James Bond, but I’ve been swamped with end-of-semester work and only just now managed to finish this. Hope you ...

DVD Review: "Code Name: Emerald", WWII Spy Thriller

  By Lee Pfeiffer Remember when spy movies used to stress intricate plot lines and intriguing characters, as opposed to over-the-top action sequences? If you pine for the days of thrillers like The ...

“In Agent Vinod we tried to make every sequence, every scene as juicy as possible.” – Sriram Raghavan

I know I have written before that directors are some of my favorite people to interview and director Sriram Raghavan definitely is another one! You have seen his work in the dark thriller Ek Hassena ...

Welsh Actor Madoc Dies

Welsh Actor Madoc Dies Welsh actor Philip Madoc has died, aged 77. The TV star passed away on Monday at a hospital in Hertfordshire, England after battling illness since January, according to his agent, Michael Hallet. He ...

Retro Active: The Quiller Memorandum (1966)

by Nick Schager What's new is always old, and in this recurring column, I'll be taking a look at the classic genre movies that have influenced today's new releases. In honor of Tomas Alfredson's John ...

Music in the movies: further scores of John Barry 1960-1967

We continue our unabashed appreciation of some of the highlights of composer John Barry’s early movie career beyond the remit of the Bond franchise... In the second part of our look at John Barry's ...

John Barry obituary

Composer most closely associated with the golden age of James Bond but whose scores ranged from Midnight Cowboy to Dances With Wolves John Barry, who has died aged 77 following a heart attack, will ...

R.I.P. John Barry

One of the true musical greats, composer John Barry, passed away over the weekend in New York City. He was 77. At the start of the 1960's, Barry was brought on to re-arrange Monty Norman's theme for ...

Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

Merlin and The Inbetweeners return, the extended Doctor Who Prom airs, and there's a lot of movies to look forward to as well... Whether you missed the shorter version on Monday or it only made you ...

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