Tag: George Roy Hill

Two Shades of Diane Keaton: Baby Boom (1987) + The Little Drummer Girl (1984)

Two Shades of Diane Keaton: Baby Boom (1987) + The Little Drummer Girl (1984)

April 20, 2017 | By

Reviews of two distinct genre outings starring Diane Keaton: the romcom Baby Boom (1987) on Blu via Twilight Time + John Le Carré’s The Little Drummer Girl (1984) from Warner Archives.

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Little Drummer Girl, The (1984)

Little Drummer Girl, The (1984)

April 20, 2017 | By

The absurdity of John Le Carré’s plot may have been the key attraction for Hill: an American actress working in a London rep theatre is recruited by the Israeli secret service to pretend she’s the lover of the bomber’s brother, acting out the role with her own real background until the bomber’s identified and ultimately neutralized…

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BR: World of Henry Orient, The (1964)

BR: World of Henry Orient, The (1964)

August 26, 2015 | By

George Roy Hill directed a mere 14 feature films between 1962-1988, and yet as film historian Julie Kirgo points out in the Blu-ray’s lively and personable commentary track, he’s largely unknown to many film fans, partly because his work doesn’t bear a specific visual imprimatur or share overtly recurring themes…

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