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....
Aug. 20, 2014 11:14
Love it or hate it, few will forget director Kevin Connor’s cheeky, grisly 1980 horror send-up, which became a cult classic thanks to incessant airing on cable-TV the remainder of the decade....
Aug. 13, 2014 12:11
Cronenberg brings his customary cool, clinical approach to the proceedings, which echo political conspiracy films of the ‘70s while adding a layer of subtle cynicism about ethics. Scanners are the result of an experimental drug with unforeseen side effects....
Aug. 6, 2014 10:42
Brian De Palma’s giddy, garish 1974 “rock opera” misfired at the box-office but became an instant cult classic. Indeed, it even prefigured future trends in popular music....
July 30, 2014 11:17
Director Walter Hill’s riveting 1981 action thriller was unjustly ignored during its theatrical release but stands as one of the filmmaker’s best efforts....

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