Tag: Marvin Hamlisch

BR: Bananas (1971)

BR: Bananas (1971)

February 17, 2018 | By

Woody Allen’s reteaming with Take the Money and Run (1969) co-writer Mickey Rose struck pure gold in this poke at contemporary politics in which a moron becomes the leader of a South American country after it undergoes a Cuba-like revolution…

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Burt Lancaster Under Duress!

Burt Lancaster Under Duress!

February 19, 2015 | By

Reviews of two classic films on Blu featuring standout performances by Burt Lancaster: John Frankenheimer’s Birdman of Alcatraz (Twilight Time) + Frank Perry’s The Swimmer (Grindhouse Releasing).

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BR: Swimmer, The (1968)

BR: Swimmer, The (1968)

February 19, 2015 | By

More than 20 years after the release of Frank and Eleanor Perry’s adaptation of John Cheever’s short story, Burt Lancaster was asked by an audience member during the taping of a Phil Donahue talk show of his thoughts on the film. The imposing actor paused for a moment, long enough for a smile to emerge, and he responded by saying he knew the film wasn’t going to be a box office, and yet it remained a special film…

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BR: Way We Were, The (1973)

BR: Way We Were, The (1973)

February 27, 2014 | By

When a highly reluctant Robert Redford finally buckled under Sydney Pollack’s pleading and agreed to co-star with Barbara Streisand in The Way We Were, the actor probably assumed the film wouldn’t do little more than maybe nudge his marquee status, given his role consisted of a pretty boy to whom writing comes easy, and life’s conflicts are never truly dire…

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Soundtrack Reviews + News

Soundtrack Reviews + News

August 7, 2012 | By

Just uploaded: soundtrack reviews for Lalo Schifrin’s The Liquidator (FSM), Fred Katz’ The Little Shop of Horrors (Krizterland), Michael Small’s The Postman Always Rings Twice (Intrada), and from La-La Land Records comes Henry Mancini’s Mommie Dearest and Jerry Goldsmith’s Warning Shot (finally!).

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