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Movie Review - "Field of Dreams" (1989)

If there’s one thing I admire about cinema, it is the ability to blend together vastly different genres to give us a wholly unique and captivating experience. 587 more words


Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

The value of a single human being


How does an entire country full of people submit to a madman? 1,524 more words


#6: Local Hero (1983)

This week Dave chooses LOCAL HERO, a delightful, nearly forgotten comedy by Scotland’s Bill Forsyth (GREGORY’S GIRL). Yes, let’s postpone the darker movies for a while and travel to the seaside village of Ferness with Peter Riegert’s Houston oilman and a gangly twenty-something Peter Capaldi as they attempt to purchase the bay, the beach, and the entire village for Knox Oil and their astronomy-obsessed boss, Burt Lancaster. 39 more words

Film Reviews

"It is a shameful thing to win a war"

In one of the bonus features on the Cohen DVD of “La Pelle” (The Skin, 1981), writer-director Liliana Cavani (The Night Porter) contends that Curzio Malaparte (1898-1957, né Kurt Erich Suckert) was a reporter — indeed, a great reporter — rather than a novelist (though Kaput (1944) is somewhat fictionalized). 1,278 more words


26th Academy Awards (1953) - Part II

(Part I.) 

1953 finished very, very strong, with two of my favorite directors delivering films that are rightly considered among the best of their age, and possibly of all time. 2,313 more words


Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

Plot: Robert Stroud (Burt Lancaster) has lived a life of crime, with convictions of various severity and a clear indication that he is not likely to become an upstanding member of society. 626 more words

Todd's Dark Desk of Noir: Criss Cross (1949)

Today I sit down at the Dark Desk and take a look at director Robert Siodmak’s double-crossing noir classic, starring Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, and Dan Duryea. 25 more words