Oct. 29, 2014 01:39
One of the most notorious murder cases in American history is dramatized in this first-rate 1975 television movie starring an unforgettable Elizabeth Montgomery in the title role. In the summer of 1892, Massachusetts society was rocked by the brutal axe murders of Andrew Borden (Fritz Weaver) and his wife Abby (Helen Craig)....
Oct. 22, 2014 02:34
The legendary Mickey Rooney, who died in April, appeared in some 300 movies — but perhaps none as bizarre and surreal as this 1971 psycho-drama that marked screenwriter Yabo Yablonsky’s only directorial effort. A bearded Rooney plays diminutive, delusional Hollywood has-been B....
Oct. 15, 2014 10:32
Director Jack Clayton’s superior, award-winning 1961 adaptation of Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw is one of the ghost screen ghost stories....
Oct. 8, 2014 10:09
At last, Greydon Clark’s low-budget 1980 sci-fi cult favorite makes its long-overdue debut on home-video....
Oct. 1, 2014 10:00
Only in 1971 could Roman Polanski have directed a Shakespearean adaptation under the financial auspices of Hugh Hefner and Playboy. Yet this unlikely, even mindboggling, partnership yielded an excellent version that is very much Shakespeare and very much Polanski – and still the best big-screen Macbeth to date....
Sept. 24, 2014 10:47
“BLUE BLOODS”: THE FOURTH SEASON (CBS DVD/Paramount): The Reagan family (headed by Tom Selleck) continues to uphold the family tradition by upholding the law as New York City police officers, in all 22 episodes from the 2013-14 season of the......
Sept. 17, 2014 10:11
One of the better post-Halloween slasher films, this Canadian-made 1980 horror favorite delivers the requisite gore but also works fairly well as a whodunit. Several years ago, a group of children accidentally caused a playmate’s tragic death....
Sept. 10, 2014 09:57
and play. He’s overworked, over-medicated and oversexed — yet can’t help being a genius. The parallels to Fosse’s own life are unmistakable, yet this is one example where style and substance are perfectly melded. There’s never been a movie quite like All That Jazz, before or since....
Sept. 3, 2014 11:01
The renowned Richard Matheson adapted his own novel Hell House for this tight, absorbing 1973 chiller that, despite its modern setting, boasts a nice, old-school approach to scare fare....
Aug. 27, 2014 11:15
For five seasons (1959-’64) and 156 episodes, Rod Serling’s peerless science-fiction anthology ran on CBS, earning two Emmy Awards (both for Serling’s writing) and amassing a worldwide following. The series, steeped in irony and allegory that remains relevant (sometimes acutely so), was both a sci-fi and television milestone....

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