The best science fiction does not always involve aliens and monsters. They just need a unique premise to explore human nature by throwing regular people in bizarre situations. That is how Ranald MacDougall’s underrated thriller The World, The Flesh and The Devil works. This bizarre picture, headlined by fantastic performances from Harry Belafonte, Inger Stevens… Read More Warner Archive Blu-Ray Review: ‘The World, The Flesh And The Devil’
In 1933, Adolf Hitler swept into power in Germany, changing every aspect of life in the country. It could not have come at a worse time for the German film industry, which was still as productive as the industry in Hollywood. But many of Germany’s best directors were Jewish and they fled the country once… Read More Kino Blu-Ray Review: Karl Hartl’s ‘GOLD’ (1934)
One of my favorite experiences at the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival had absolutely nothing to do with a real classic movie. Although I skipped the first midnight screening, seeing a 3D 1950s movie in actual 3D was too cool an opportunity to skip. So, I went to GOG, a hilarious ’50s sci-fi movie that’s… Read More TCMFF: Herbert L. Strock’s ‘GOG’ in 3D!
“I suppose it is murder… or it was.” For my first trick, I will try to make sense of William Dieterle’s 6 Hours To Live. In 72 minutes, this 1932 Fox pre-code film manages to touch just about every genre known to Hollywood at the time, except Westerns. Although considering how it goes, you could… Read More TCMFF: William Dieterle’s ‘6 Hours To Live’ – Murder… Maybe?