Kino Blu-Ray Review: Richard Brooks’ ‘Deadline-U.S.A.’ Starring Humphrey Bogart

While Humphrey Bogart fans like myself have known for awhile that Richard Brooks’ 1952 journalism movie Deadline-U.S.A. is a great film, it wasn’t available on home video at all until Kino released it as part of its Kino Lorber Studio Classics line this summer. … Read More Kino Blu-Ray Review: Richard Brooks’ ‘Deadline-U.S.A.’ Starring Humphrey Bogart

Kino Blu-Ray Review: ‘The Chase’ with Robert Cummings, Michele Morgan

Releases of public domain films, even on Blu-ray, can be somewhat dangerous. But Kino treats these films as well as they deserve, and even better than their releases of MGM/UA movies. The Chase, a 1946 film noir, is their latest rescue and the disc is a beauty. It’s truly a must-have for noir fans. Based… Read More Kino Blu-Ray Review: ‘The Chase’ with Robert Cummings, Michele Morgan

Frank Capra in Color – ‘A Hole in the Head’ & ‘Pocketful of Miracles’

When we think of Frank Capra, we instantly think of classics in black and white. It’s hard to come to grips with the idea that Capra actually did get a chance to make movies in color. His final two features were both in color and have been surprisingly released on Blu-ray within months of each… Read More Frank Capra in Color – ‘A Hole in the Head’ & ‘Pocketful of Miracles’

Kino Lorber Studio Classics: Jules Dassin’s ‘Topkapi’

While Jules Dassin is beloved for the film noirs he made in Hollywood during the 1940s and the French heist masterpiece Rififi, his later European work is largely forgotten. While he did score critical acclaim for 1960’s Never on Sunday, his post-Rififi filmography is filled with movies that haven’t aged particularly well or just never hit… Read More Kino Lorber Studio Classics: Jules Dassin’s ‘Topkapi’