Reviews of two docs on legendary Hollywood beauty Hedy Lamarr and her discrete activities as an influential inventor: Calling Hedy Lamarr (2004) + Hedy Lamarr: Secrets of a Hollywood Star (2006).
Category: EDITOR’S BLOG
Reviews of the Vincent Price 3D classic The Mad Magician (Twilight Time) + The Bat (Anchor Bay) and Chamber of Horrors (WHV) and Some Thoughts on 3D.
Updated review of Boy on a Dolphin (1957), a personal favourite among Fox’s CInemaScope releases, and recently released by KINO on Blu featuring a stunning HD transfer.
Reviews of two very interesting genre variants starring Charles Bronson – Frank Gilroy’s odd black comedy From Noon Till Three (1976) and J. Lee Thompson’s cop thriller Murphy’s Law (1986), both on Blu from Twilight Time.
Reviews of two zingers from Woody Allen: the not-really-comedic Stardust Memories (1980) and the brilliant mockumentary Zelig (1983), both on Blu from Twilight Time.
When Train Travel Goes BAD: Jun’ya Satô’s Bullet Train / Shinkansen daibakuha (1975) from Twilight Time + George Cosmatos’ The Cassandra Crossing (1976) from Timeless / Shout.
Reprint of a revised Editor’s Blog on my preferred Christmas film, Die Hard (1988), and perhaps the greatest action film around.
Review of Kent Jones’ 2015 documentary on the momentous meeting in 1966 between Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut that resulted in a classic tome on filmmaking + a lengthy Editor’s Blog on the book’s personal impact.
Review of The Passenger / Le Passager (2014), the French detective mini-series based on the novel and written by Jean-Christophe Grangé, and released on DVD via MHz Networks.