3 items from 2016
Hey, we're having a Nuclear family crisis, so load up your shotgun, grab the grenades and head for the hills, stealing what you need as you go. Ray Milland's tense tale of doomsday survival shook up a lot of folks with its endorsement of ruthless violence. Fortunately the worst never happened, allowing us to ask, "Where were you in '62?" Panic in Year Zero! Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics 1962 / B&W / 2:35 widescreen / 92 min. / Street Date April 19, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Ray Milland, Jean Hagen, Frankie Avalon, Mary Mitchel, Joan Freeman, Richard Bakalyan, Cinematography Gilbert Warrenton Production Designer Daniel Haller Film Editor William Austin Original Music Les Baxter Written by John Morton, Jay Simms Produced by Samuel Z. Arkoff, Arnold Houghland, James H. Nicholson, Lou Rusoff Directed by Ray Milland
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
There's nothing like good old atom-scare hysteria, which Hollywood dished out as early as 1952's Invasion, »
- Glenn Erickson
Paris — The Cannes Film Festival is replacing stars with stairs on the official poster for its 69th edition.
In recent years, the event has selected iconic shots of classic film actors — Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman, Marcello Mastroianni, Ingrid Bergman — to grace its posters. This year, however, it is a film still, selected from Jean-Luc Godard’s 1963 “Contempt,” that will set the tone for this year’s festival.
Tinted a radiant yellow-gold, the image depicts a man climbing the side of the Casa Malaparte — a modernist mansion overlooking the sea on the far east side of the Isle of Capri, accessible only to dreamers and cinemagoers.
Though we cannot make out the man’s face, the staircase itself draws the eye — and should look especially striking blown up to enormous dimensions and suspended over the red carpet entry to the Palais des Festivals, as in 1997, when a trompe l’oeil banner extended the entry staircase heavenward. »
- Peter Debruge
Philippe Garrel, known for making films about deeply self-reflexive romantic entanglements since the late 60s, is at it again with In the Shadows of Women. Infidelity, art, improvisation, one-take scenes, shot in monochrome on film and natural settings have been Garrel's Mo and although his new film certainly encompasses all those elements, it seems much more concise and less ambiguous and melancholic than his other films, thanks to its script.What's different here is his emphasis on looking at love and romance from a female perspective. Famed screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière (Discreet Charm of Bourgeoisie, Tin Drum, Every Man for Himself, Birth) joined in with Garrel's regular writing partners -- Caroline Deruas and Arlette Langman -- to write a script that represents the female point of view,...
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3 items from 2016
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