Julien Duvivier: Panique

In 1946, Julien Duvivier returned to France and for his first post-World War II film made Panique, an adaptation of one of Georges Simenon's dark books of human ugliness. It's a fantastic film, and The Criterion Collection recently released a great edition on home video.

By |2019-01-03T23:21:30-04:00January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Film Reviews, Julien Duvivier|Tags: |3 Comments

Orson Welles: The Magnificent Ambersons

The Criterion Collection recently released a fantastic home video edition of Orson Welles's The Magnificent Ambersons, a fine film as it stands but also notable as a massacred masterpiece and one from which Welles felt he never recovered.

By |2018-12-12T01:12:04-04:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: Film Reviews, Orson Welles|Tags: |2 Comments

Rainer Werner Fassbinder: Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day

Rainer Werner Fassbinder created some of the most powerful films about how circumstances can crush an individual, and they're magnificent and empathetic. Here is one where the individuals have the power to change their circumstances, and it's delightful. Trevor reviews Fassbinder's Eight Hours Don't Make a Day, recently released on home video by The Criterion Collection.

By |2018-11-07T13:12:24-04:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Film Reviews, Rainer Werner Fassbinder|Tags: |0 Comments