May 29, 2013 09:19
Low-budget auteur Charles B. Pierce’s 1976 thriller takes a docudrama approach to this real-life mystery, replete with narration by Vern Stillman (and a measure of dramatic license), and the result is a memorable shocker that prefigured the big-screen slasher craze by a few years....
May 22, 2013 09:17
Director Brett Whitcomb has fashioned a rousing triumph with the unlikeliest of topics — a documentary about the late-’80s cable-TV show “GLOW: The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.” For those who remember the series (and you know who you are), “GLOW” wasn’t so much titillating and exploitative as campy and silly....
May 15, 2013 08:53
For those who savor spaghetti Westerns, this 1972 outing is a quintessential example and boasts a prime turn by Lee Van Cleef as a black-clad anti-hero....
May 8, 2013 09:18
Producer/director Laurence Olivier’s 1955 screen adaptation of the William Shakespeare is high-toned, highly theatrical and highly entertaining. The role of the corrupt, crook-backed king is a feast that Olivier the actor (who earned an Oscar nomination as Best Actor) savors with wicked relish....
May 1, 2013 05:47
The lesbian overtones of the Le Fanu’s tale are unleashed in this version, considered quite racy in its day and still possessing a palpable erotic charge, due in large part to Ingrid Pitt’s passionate performance as the bloodthirsty Carmilla, who......
April 24, 2013 10:22
David Cronenberg’s 1991 screen version of William S. Burroughs’ controversial 1959 novel isn’t so much an adaptation as a reimagining and reinterpretation of the author’s hallucinatory head trip — although it very much captures the unique (and twisted) Burroughs spirit....
April 17, 2013 09:53
A fact-based story gets first-class treatment in this enthralling mini-series, originally broadcast on the BBC. In September 1942, the Laconia, an old cruise ship refitted as a troop ship for the war effort, is en route to Liverpool carrying Italian POWs, Polish soldiers and some civilians when it is torpedoed by a German U-boat....
April 10, 2013 09:52
The popular ’70s British TV series gets a first-rate screen update in this crackling, stylish police thriller that adds more firepower and more profanity yet stays true to the spirit of the series....
April 3, 2013 08:45
In the annals of typecasting, few actors were more associated with a single role than Bela Lugosi (1882-1956) was with the character of Count Dracula....
March 27, 2013 08:54
Among the many giant-monster movies of the ’50s and ’60s, this 1961 British effort, newly available in an “ultimate collector’s edition,” stands tall as one of the best....

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