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

Rethinking Kane and Chain Saws

Criterion Blu-ray review: Ettore Scola’s A Special Day (1977)

Farewell to a good friend: Howard Curle

Marcel Pagnol’s The Baker’s Wife (1938):
Criterion Blu-ray review