John Frankenheimer’s ‘The Young Savages’ Starring Burt Lancaster

John Frankenheimer‘s The Young Savages, his first collaboration with Burt Lancaster, acts as a prologue to the filmmaker’s incredible string of films from 1962 to 1966. It mixes Stanley Kramer’s worst message movie tendencies with the kinetic action and direction that would become Frankenheimer’s trademarks. While the execution of the 1961 adaptation of Evan Hunter’s… Read More John Frankenheimer’s ‘The Young Savages’ Starring Burt Lancaster

Cohen Film Collection: Albert Lewin’s ‘Pandora and the Flying Dutchman’

Director Albert Lewin’s claim to fame is writing and directing the beloved 1945 film adaptation of The Portrait of Dorian Gray, one of only six films he helmed. Lewin, who died in 1968 at age 72, had a surprisingly long career for someone with so few credits to his name. He began at MGM as… Read More Cohen Film Collection: Albert Lewin’s ‘Pandora and the Flying Dutchman’

Warner Archive Blu-Ray Review: Tex Avery Screwball Classics Volume 1

The most anticipated Blu-ray release of 2020 lives up to the hype. In February, Warner Archive Collection released Tex Avery Screwball Classics Volume 1, finally bringing the animation master’s work to Blu-ray. While some of his Looney Tunes works are available in the Looney Tunes collections, this is (hopefully) the first of a comprehensive collection… Read More Warner Archive Blu-Ray Review: Tex Avery Screwball Classics Volume 1