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With Nicholas Ray’s first film, “They Live By Night” recently restored by the Criterion Collection – after the company did a remarkable job with his “Bigger Than Life” and “In a Lonely Pace” – and “Johnny Guitar” set to get it’s streaming debut this weekend on Hulu (July 1), it’s a good time to review the career of one of Hollywood’s greatest mavericks.
Unlike most legendary auteurs, Ray’s career is incredibly uneven. He was a square peg trying to fit into the cylinder of Hollywood, but completely unwilling to round his sharp corners. It wasn’t that his style couldn’t adapt to Hollywood, as his mastery of storytelling through the use of space, composition and performance was readymade for the studio era. However, his uncompromising view of life and the existential struggle of his characters never fit neatly in stories with a clear resolution. His ability to »
- Chris O'Falt
Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Nicholas Ray's In a Lonely Place (1950) is playing June 2 - July 2, 2017 on Mubi in the United Kingdom as part of the series The American Noir.Although mostly remembered now by the public for his 1955 classic Rebel Without a Cause, Nicholas Ray left behind him a legacy of over twenty feature films. A veritable cinematic explorer, Ray traversed genres ranging from noir, western (most notably his 1954 gender-bending cult Trucolor extravaganza Johnny Guitar), melodrama, epic and experimental film. He dared as few would to shoot in remote and forbidding locations such as the Arctic and Everglades National Park. What are Ray’s films about? As in his signature piece Rebel, despite Ray’s wide-ranging endeavors in genre and subject matter we are often met with anti-hero protagonists who struggle and rail against authority while lamenting their meaningless and circumscribed existences. »
Burbank, CA (May 22, 2017) – Unlock the mystery and dive into small town secrets as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Riverdale: The Complete First Season on DVD on August 15, 2017. Premiering with 2.4 million viewers, The CW’s top new show across all major demos* is created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Glee, Big Love), produced by Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Blindspot), and stars Kj Apa (Shortland Street), Lili Reinhart (The Kings of Summer), Camila Mendes (Randy Doe), Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody), Marisol Nichols (Big Momma’s House 2), Madelaine Petsch (The Curse of Sleeping Beauty), Ashleigh Murray (Deidra & Laney Rob a Train), Mädchen Amick (Twin Peaks), and Luke Perry (Beverly Hills 90210). Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is also an executive producer, along with Sarah Schechter (Arrow, Blindspot, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), and Jon Goldwater (Publisher/CEO, Archie Comics). The release contains all 13 gripping episodes from the first season, »
- ComicMix Staff
Although it isn’t an exact mirror of what’s to be found in the pages of Archie Comics’ various periodicals, Arrowverse mastermind Greg Berlanti and the rest of the folks over at The CW once again found the winning formula for comic book adaptations on the small screen with the critically acclaimed Riverdale.
Aside from boasting live action versions of Archie Andrews (Kj Apa), Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) and Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) that each looked like they leapt from a comic book, Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) was slightly reimagined yet felt as though he became the voice of young intellectual misfits, allowing the product to have an authentic feel.
But even with a stellar cast, the writing has to be there in order to make an unfolding series work. In addition to the high school drama aspects that remain a tried and true formula for prime time television, »
- Eric Joseph
The murder of Jason Blossom has been the axis on which Riverdale season 1 has rotated. Yet in seven episodes, the show has not gotten any closer to solving the mystery. There are a ton of people who could have a motive to kill Jason but none has made that strong of an impression. With the episode "In a Lonely Place" Riverdale might have introduced the key to unlocking Jason's murder and it might be our narrator, Jughead Jones.
These parents are evil! I can't believe it. Do anyone of them actually care about Polly or the baby?
The young mother-to-be is found on Riverdale Season 1 Episode 7, but she was better off alone.
All they want to do is take the baby away. No one has a heart.
Polly is alone, pregnant and in serious need of vitamins. The only safe space she has is an attic. And yet Betty is the only one who cares about her wellbeing and welcoming her home.
There's a reason why Betty is one of my favorite characters, and Riverdale Season 1 Episode 7 cemented this. The love she has for her sister is driving her forward. It's a true sisterly bond.
She starts a search party. She finds Polly a place to live. She tries to get her money. Let's all face it: Betty is the sweetest. (Even though she's had her "Petty Betty »
- Justin Carreiro
Need to catch up? Check out our previous Riverdale recap here.
After a few weeks of distractions, Riverdale plunged right back into the Jason Blossom murder case this week — and gave us a brand-new suspect to consider.
Since the drive-in closed, Jughead’s been sleeping in a storage closet at school. He tells Archie things aren’t great at home: His dad F.P. is a drunk, so his mom left, taking his sister Jellybean with her. Archie says he could ask his dad to offer F.P. his job back. F.P. is still holding a grudge against Fred, »
Polly Cooper is missing on Riverdale Season 1 Episode 7.
The troubled and misunderstood Cooper made a run for it. But her escape doesn't look like it will last long...
Based on these preview photos, Betty's search party to find her missing sister looks to be a success. Polly and Betty are reunited...for now. But what exactly caused the eldest sister to go hiding in the woods?
Check out the photos below from "Chapter Seven: In a Lonely Place", which airs Thursday, March 9 on The CW.
And don't forget, you can watch Riverdale online via TV Fanatic to get caught up on all the drama.
1. Hiding In The Woods - Riverdale Season 1 Episode 7 The woods are a dark and dangerous place. What evidence will our search party find hiding away in the trees? 2. The Search Party Commences - Riverdale Season 1 Episode 7 The whole group, as well as some Riverdale High classmates, »
- Justin Carreiro
The Search Is On — When a major piece of evidence is mysteriously destroyed, new rumors begin to swirl as to who was really behind Jason’s murder. Tensions build when Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) father returns to the fray and it’s revealed that he and Fred (Luke Perry) have some unresolved issues between them. Meanwhile, Veronica (Camila Mendes) takes matters into her own hands after her fight with Hermione (Marisol Nichols). Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) approaches Betty (Lili Reinhart) with an unexpected proposal that leaves Betty torn.
Riverdale airs on Thursdays on The CW. »
- Amie Cranswick
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