Vincente Minnelli’s best film isn’t a musical. It’s The Bad and the Beautiful, the greatest Hollywood satire not named Sunset Boulevard. Released the year after An American In Paris, the film lives up to its sleazy title as the portrait of a terrible human and his interactions with beautiful, innocent people. Power corrupts, as The… Read More Warner Archive Blu-Ray Review: Vincente Minnelli’s ‘The Bad and the Beautiful’
Although an Oscar-winner for Best Screenplay, Vincente Minnelli’s Designing Woman is not exactly as well-known a film as it should be.… Read More Warner Archive Blu-Ray Review: Vincente Minnelli’s ‘Designing Woman’ with Gregory Peck & Lauren Bacall
Vincente Minnelli is an underrated figure in Hollywood cinema, mostly because he could do anything and what he did well has fallen out of fashion. There are several major films of his I have left to see, but based on what I have seen, I can tell you that he was among the best. His… Read More Vincente Minnelli
I did a review of Vincente Minnelli’s first masterpiece, Meet Me In St. Louis with Judy Garland over at the Jacksonville Film Examiner. You can check it out here: http://www.examiner.com/film-in-jacksonville/classic-film-of-the-week-meet-me-st-louis-1944-review.
Here’s just a run-down of the rest of the films I saw last week. El Dorado – 1966, Howard Hawks – DVD – This was just fun. It really felt like just a bunch of guys getting together and making a movie for the hell of it. James Caan was priceless. Broken Arrow – 1950, Delmer Daves… Read More Spring Break Catch-Up
As a note, I’ve added an index page so that you can easily access my full-length reviews. I visited my uncle over the Presidents Day weekend, giving me plenty of time to vegetate and do…what else?… Watch more movies! Destry Rides Again – 1939, George Marshall – Universal DVD – Fun, bizarrely unique western with… Read More Presidents Day Mini-Break = More Time For More Movies