Blu-ray Pick: 5 Reasons To Love ‘Freebie and the Bean’

Warner Archive continues to dig gems out of its vault. Freebie and the Bean, a Grade-A buddy cop flick starring Alan Arkin and James Caan, is a prime example. If you're a fan of 48 Hrs. or Lethal Weapon, please give this film (which btw is beloved by Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick and Edgar Wright) … Continue reading Blu-ray Pick: 5 Reasons To Love ‘Freebie and the Bean’

Blu-ray Pick: 5 Reasons To Love ‘To Have and Have Not’

  The comparisons to Casablanca were inevitable, as To Have and Have Not has resistance fighters, a memorable piano player (Hoagy Carmichael), and smoldering chemistry between the leads. But even then and now 72 years later, To Have and Have Not is a classic that stands on its own, and Warner Archive Collection has done … Continue reading Blu-ray Pick: 5 Reasons To Love ‘To Have and Have Not’

Blu-ray Pick: “Susan Slept Here” A Subversive Comedy From Warner Archive

Cinema, at its creative best, offers more than a superficial display of a narrative, and though it can be seen as a bright and bubbly comedy, director Frank Tashlin’s “Susan Slept Here” (97 minutes) is a subtly beguiling (and if you love Debbie Reynolds, bewitching) experience. Debbie Reynolds stars with Dick Powell in Susan Slept … Continue reading Blu-ray Pick: “Susan Slept Here” A Subversive Comedy From Warner Archive

DVD Review: ‘The Woman In White’ Gets Mysterious With Eleanor Parker

  Eleanor Parker gives a standout performance in "The Woman In White," a movie that's available as a Manufactured on Demand (MOD) title from the Warner Archive Collection. The picture, based on Wilkie Collins' 1859 novel, may not be a household name but it's a flick that's not to be missed. Here's 5 reasons to … Continue reading DVD Review: ‘The Woman In White’ Gets Mysterious With Eleanor Parker

DVD Pick: 5 Reasons To Love ‘Pretty Maids All In A Row’

Featuring a gumbo pot of talent and a salacious storyline, Pretty Maids All In A Row has garnered a cult following since its 1971. Rock Hudson is Tiger, a high school football coach and guidance counselor who seduces the most alluring teenagers at his school and kills them once they get a bit too serious … Continue reading DVD Pick: 5 Reasons To Love ‘Pretty Maids All In A Row’

Review: ‘Cry of the Hunted’ Is Swamp Filled Film Noir From Warner Archive

  One of the distinct pleasures of scouring through the Warner Archive Collection is discovering its extensive library of forgotten and overlooked films, and thankfully they have brought much needed spotlight to "Cry of the Hunted." Though director Joseph H. Lewis is best known for the 1949 film noir classic "Gun Crazy," "Cry of the Hunted" reaches … Continue reading Review: ‘Cry of the Hunted’ Is Swamp Filled Film Noir From Warner Archive

DVD Review: “Black Patch” Is A Sterling Western From Warner Archive

Just to break things up a bit review wise, I won't be doing a traditional review of the Warner Archive title Black Patch. Since there's so many things to love about this movie, I'll start with a plot summary and then list 5 reasons why you, dear reader, should check out Black Patch. This is my first stab at … Continue reading DVD Review: “Black Patch” Is A Sterling Western From Warner Archive

DVD Review: “The Stranger Collection” Spotlights Top-Notch Spaghetti Western Trilogy

It's easy to lump Spaghetti Westerns as a genre simply owned by director Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood. The Man With No Name isn't the only inhabitant of the Wild Wild West, however, as evidenced by Warner Archive's top-notch release The Stranger Collection. Though the three films featured in this collection (A Stranger In Town, The … Continue reading DVD Review: “The Stranger Collection” Spotlights Top-Notch Spaghetti Western Trilogy

DVD Review: Barry Sullivan Joins The “Bad Men of Tombstone”

Warner Archive has a ton of stellar Westerns in its extensive library, and part of the collection's allure lies in picking out obscure titles that may be worth a look. Such is the case with the 1949 feature Bad Men of Tombstone, a Western starring Barry Sullivan, Marjorie Reynolds, and Oscar winning actor Broderick Crawford (All The King's Men). Tom … Continue reading DVD Review: Barry Sullivan Joins The “Bad Men of Tombstone”

DVD Review: William Shatner Cowboys Up in “White Comanche”

  The easy play would be to trivialize White Comanche, as the thought of William Shatner playing twin brothers in a Western (one's a bloodthirsty Comanche, the other is a quickdraw drifter named Johnny Moon) should elicit some laughter (and depending where you stand on Mr. Shatner's acting skills, either derision or unabashed affection). Since I'm a … Continue reading DVD Review: William Shatner Cowboys Up in “White Comanche”