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8 items from 2016


Criterion Close-Up – Episode 38 – The Manchurian Candidate

24 May 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Mark, Aaron and Paul Cobb look at John Frankenheimer’s political thriller, The Manchurian Candidate. We explore the originality and how it influenced other paranoia films, how it spoke to the spirit of the 1960s, as a satire towards McCarthyism, and how it has remained relevant throughout the years.

About the film:

The name John Frankenheimer became forever synonymous with heart-in-the-throat filmmaking when this quintessential sixties political thriller was released. Set in the early fifties, this razor-sharp adaptation of the novel by Richard Condon concerns the decorated U.S. Army sergeant Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey), who as a prisoner during the Korean War is brainwashed into becoming a sleeper assassin in a Communist conspiracy, and a fellow Pow (Frank Sinatra) who slowly uncovers the sinister plot. In an unforgettable performance, Angela Lansbury plays Raymond’s villainous mother, the controlling wife of a witch-hunting anti-Communist senator with his eyes on the White House. »

- Aaron West

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Exclusive Trailer Premiere: Jill Gevargizian’s The Stylist

2 May 2016 7:20 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Shock gets an exclusive eyeful of Jill Gevargizian’s new film The Stylist. Filmmaker and hairstylist Jill “Sixx” Gevargizian has been shocking audiences for a couple of years now.  Her short film Call Girl starring Laurence Harvey (of Human Centipede fame) and Tristan Risk (American Mary and the upcoming films Frankenstein Created Bikers and Ayla) hit…

The post Exclusive Trailer Premiere: Jill Gevargizian’s The Stylist appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Chris Alexander

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Margaret ‘Maggie’ Blye, ‘Italian Job’ Actress, Dies at 73

29 March 2016 11:21 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Actress Margaret “Maggie” Blye, whose credits included the 1969 film “The Italian Job,” “Walking Tall” and “Little Darlings,” died on March 24, a spokesperson for Blye said. She was 73. According to the spokesperson, Blye died peacefully in her West Hollywood home following a two-year battle with cancer, with her brother and sister at her side. Born in Houston, Blye attended the University of Texas before transferring to UCLA in her senior year. Spotted by an agent, her first role was as Dusty in the Oscar-nominated film “Summer and Smoke,” which starred Laurence Harvey and Geraldine Page. Also Read: Patty Duke, Oscar- »

- Tim Kenneally

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Actress Margaret Blye, Star of the Original ‘The Italian Job,’ Dies at 73

29 March 2016 10:56 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Actress Margaret “Maggie” Blye, who starred in the original “The Italian Job,” died on March 24 in West Hollywood, Calif., after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 73.

Blye starred in many films and worked with some of the best in Hollywood: the Oscar-nominated film “Summer and Smoke,” starring Laurence Harvey and Geraldine Page, in which she played Dusty; “Hombre” with Paul Newman, Diane Cilento, Barbara Rush, and Richard Boone; “Hard Times” with Charles Bronson and James Coburn; “Waterhole #3” with Carroll O’Connor and James Coburn; “Diamonds for Breakfast” with Marcello Mastroianni; and “Ash Wednesday,” in which she portrayed Kate Sawyer, the daughter of Elizabeth Taylor’s Barbara Sawyer.

In 1969 Maggie starred as Lorna with Michael Caine and Noel Coward in the original version of “The Italian Job.” Subsequent film credits included “The Sporting Club”; “The Final Chapter: Walking Tall”; “Little Darlings,” with Tatum O’Neal and Kristy McNichol; “The Entity »

- Carmel Dagan

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Actress Margaret Blye, Star of the Original ‘The Italian Job,’ Dies at 73

29 March 2016 10:56 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Actress Margaret “Maggie” Blye, who starred in the original “The Italian Job,” died on March 24 in West Hollywood, Calif., after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 73.

Blye starred in many films and worked with some of the best in Hollywood: the Oscar-nominated film “Summer and Smoke,” starring Laurence Harvey and Geraldine Page, in which she played Dusty; “Hombre” with Paul Newman, Diane Cilento, Barbara Rush, and Richard Boone; “Hard Times” with Charles Bronson and James Coburn; “Waterhole #3” with Carroll O’Connor and James Coburn; “Diamonds for Breakfast” with Marcello Mastroianni; and “Ash Wednesday,” in which she portrayed Kate Sawyer, the daughter of Elizabeth Taylor’s Barbara Sawyer.

In 1969 Maggie starred as Lorna with Michael Caine and Noel Coward in the original version of “The Italian Job.” Subsequent film credits included “The Sporting Club”; “The Final Chapter: Walking Tall”; “Little Darlings,” with Tatum O’Neal and Kristy McNichol; “The Entity »

- Carmel Dagan

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The Manchurian Candidate

22 March 2016 11:56 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

It's the classic paranoid conspiracy that won't go away... and that seems less impossible with every passing year. Laurence Harvey is a remote-controlled assassin, and Frank Sinatra seems to be under a little hypnotic influence himself... or are we just imagining it? John Frankenheimer and George Axelrod concoct a masterpiece from the novel by Richard Condon, a movie about conspiracies, that may be hiding more secrets in plain sight. The Manchurian Candidate Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 803 1962 / B&W / 1:75 widescreen / 126 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date March 15, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury, Henry Silva, James Gregory, Leslie Parrish, John McGiver, Khigh Dhiegh Cinematography Lionel Lindon Production Designer Richard Sylbert Film Editor Ferris Webster Original Music David Amram Written by George Axelrod from the novel by Richard Condon Produced by George Axelrod, John Frankenheimer, Howard W. Koch Directed by John Frankenheimer

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson »

- Glenn Erickson

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Recommended Discs & Deals of the Week: ‘Carol,’ ‘Brooklyn,’ ‘The Big Short,’ and More

15 March 2016 9:56 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

The Big Short (Adam McKay)

Co-writer / director Adam McKay made a genuine Adam McKay film with The Big Short. The director of Step Brothers isn’t exactly known for drama, but his outrageous sense of humor serves this fierce, angry, high-stakes tale of outsiders. In exploring the recent financial crisis in a way that’s entertaining, funny, and shocking to watch unfold, The Big Short is the rare example of a film built entirely on exposition that can still work. »

- TFS Staff

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Kate Shenton unveils her ‘Egomaniac’

14 February 2016 7:25 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Kate Shenton – director of the well received film On Tender Hooks, which screened at festivals such as Fright Fest, PiFan, Lsff, RazorReel, Ravenna Nightmare, Grossman, Fantaspoa Fest and But Festival – has announced that her latest film, Egomaniac, is currently seeking sales and distribution at this years European Film Market. The second feature film by writer-director Kate Shenton has also unveiled it’s new poster ready for Efm.

Egomaniac is a quirky dark comedy about a female horror filmmaker who is determined to make her zombie-horror-romantic-comedy. However everyone in the industry keeps telling her to put a talking dog in it. Desperate for funding, Catherine does whatever it takes to get her film made, but compromises can kill…

Staring Nic Lamont and Adam Rhys-Davies and featuring horror favourites Laurence Harvey (Human Centipede 2 & 3) and Dan Palmer (Stalled), Egomaniac is the second feature film from writer-director Kate Shenton and is a semi-autobiographical tale »

- Phil Wheat

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