Criterion Blu-ray Review: Ernst Lubitsch’s ‘Cluny Brown’

Jennifer Jones was a tough nut to crack, for both directors and audiences. Someone as great as William Wyler could find it impossible to get a great performance from her, even in a dramatic role she was expected to perform well in. On the other hand, Ernst Lubitsch dug in deep to bring out her… Read More Criterion Blu-ray Review: Ernst Lubitsch’s ‘Cluny Brown’

William Wyler’s ‘Carrie’: Drowning in Middle Age

Misfires can often be more interesting than classics, but there are so few of them in William Wyler’s filmography. He is the only person to direct three Best Picture winners, the only person with a resume that includes Jezebel, The Letter, The Westerner, The Big Country, Wuthering Heights, The Best Years Of Our Lives, Ben-Hur,… Read More William Wyler’s ‘Carrie’: Drowning in Middle Age