Ealing Studios

I recently got to see the final film produced by Ealing Studios, The Siege of Pinchgut (1959), a tense hostage drama made far from the cozy English countryside and villages the studio is often associated with. Directed and co-written by Harry Watt, starring an American (Aldo Ray) and shot on location in Australia, it seems […]

Blasts from the past

From the department of “what the hell?!”

Viewing notes, March 2017: Part One

Criterion Blu-ray review: Harold Lloyd’s Speedy (1928)

Claire Denis’ Beau Travail (1999): Criterion Blu-ray review