Tag: Michael Caine

Orphan No More: Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

Orphan No More: Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

April 30, 2018 | By

Review of Mark Rydell’s Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976), the former orphan film newly released on Blu via Twilight Time.

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BR: Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

BR: Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

April 30, 2018 | By

You could argue quite convincingly that the success of the Oscar-winning The Sting (1973) spawned a small wave of period caper films, if not augmenting the appeal among audiences for tales of whimsy set in an era in which global crises had either passed or were still a few years away – namely WWI and WWII…

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Andre De Toth’s Nihilistic Diptych: Play Dirty (1969) + El Condor (1970)

Andre De Toth’s Nihilistic Diptych: Play Dirty (1969) + El Condor (1970)

January 8, 2018 | By

Underrated director Andre De Toth’s last two films are spotlighted: the nihilistic Play Dirty (1969) on Blu from Twilight Time + El Condor (1970) on DVD from Warner Archives.

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BR: Play Dirty (1969)

BR: Play Dirty (1969)

January 8, 2018 | By

A key reason why Andre De Toth’s last film as director remained an obscurity on home video is the film’s stark cynical tone and ultimately nihilistic finale which must have had UA executives wondering how to market a movie where the punchline is essentially Life is Shit…

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Twilight Time Goes to War, Part 3: Salvador, plus The Honorary Consul

Twilight Time Goes to War, Part 3: Salvador, plus The Honorary Consul

November 14, 2014 | By

Reviews of Twilight Time’s crisp Blu-ray of Oliver Stone’s Oscar-Nominated Salvador (1986) + Graham Greene’s The Honorary Consul / aka Beyond the Limit (1983) on, er, Betamax.

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