Tag: John Ford

Politics, Politics, Politics: BlacKkKlansman (2018) + The Last Hurrah (1958)

Politics, Politics, Politics: BlacKkKlansman (2018) + The Last Hurrah (1958)

November 5, 2018 | By

Just in time for the U.S. midterms are two political dramas – Spike Lee’s BLACKKKLANSMAN (2018) from Universal + John Ford’s THE LAST HURRAH (1958) from Twilight Time.

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BR: Last Hurrah, The (1958)

BR: Last Hurrah, The (1958)

November 5, 2018 | By

The setting is a thinly veiled version of Boston, and the last election of its aging mayor Frank Skeffington (Spncer Tracy) who’s supposed to be a shoe-in for a seat he’s held for several terms…

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Wynne Wins, and Two Shades of Jimmy Stewart

Wynne Wins, and Two Shades of Jimmy Stewart

June 14, 2014 | By

Blu-ray reviews of two starkly different Jimmy Stewart films from Twilight Time – Two Rode Together (1962) and Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962) – and thoughts on Kathleen Wynne’s majority victory over Mr. Permasmile and Ms. Bland.

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BR: Two Rode Together (1961)

BR: Two Rode Together (1961)

June 14, 2014 | By

Based on the novel Comanche Captives by Will Cook, Rode is a mish-mash of ideas and tones that make for a strange movie which starts off like a buddy film – First Lt. Gary (Richard Widmark) forcibly escorts old buddy / small town Marshal McCabe (James Stewart) away from a cozy job…

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Film: From Hollywood to Nuremberg – John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens (2012)

Film: From Hollywood to Nuremberg – John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens (2012)

May 15, 2014 | By

Detailed background and chronicle of the U.S. Army’s First Motion Picture Unit, headed by John Ford and aided by fellow directors George Stevens and Samuel Fuller who together documented the D-Day landings, and the liberation of Europe and Nazi concentration camps…

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BR: Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

BR: Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

November 16, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / D . Film: Excellent/ BR  Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: Excellent Label: Twilight Time/ Region: All / Released: 2013 Genre: Western Synopsis: Pioneers struggle to rebuild their lives after a marauding force of Tory-led Mohawks devastate their homestead. Special Features:  Audio Commentary with film historians Julie Kirgo and Nick […]

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Stagecoach 2.0

Stagecoach 2.0

October 28, 2011 | By

Review of Twilight Time’s gorgeous Stagecoach (1966) DVD, plus some editorial blather on remakes, and Kritzerland’s new 2-disc Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) CD set, plus multimedia links.

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DVD: Stagecoach (1966)

DVD: Stagecoach (1966)

October 27, 2011 | By

Film: Good/ DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: Good Label: Twilight Time / Region: 0 (NTSC) / Released: October, 2010 Genre: Western Synopsis: 9 people ride a stagecoach through dangerous territory, evading Indians yet falling victim to their own personal struggles. Special Features:  Isolated Stereo Music Score / 8-page colour booklet with notes by Film Historian Julie Kirgo […]

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