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

Viewing notes, March 2017: Part One

Representing Violence: The Manson Family (2003)

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

Victor Erice’s El Sur (1983): Criterion Blu-ray review

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