Googie Withers (1917-2011)

Sad news this weekend. The inimitable Googie Withers has died at the age of 94 after a long and varied career in film, theatre and television. Although she worked with directors like Alfred Hitchcock (a small part in The Lady Vanishes [1938]), Michael Powell (a member of the resistance in One of Our Aircraft Is […]

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

Francesco Rosi’s Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979):
Criterion Blu-ray review

Catching up

Face To Face With Evil: The Act of Killing (2012)

Perverse Families & Dysfunctional Kids

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