Plumbing the depths of pulp

John Carpenter has had a long, uneven career, the chief foundation of which (after a couple of very good small features, Dark Star and Assault on Precinct 13) was the highly successful and influential Halloween. Personally, I’ve never understood that movie’s reputation and success. Apart from his facility with the widescreen frame and a strong […]

Blasts from the past

Law, disorder and cynicism in the ’70s

Joseph Losey’s The Servant (1963): Criterion Blu-ray review

Movies and reality intersect in two recent releases

Year End 2012