Fritz Lang’s 1921 film Der müde Tod comes to cinemas and Blu-Ray this week. Fiona Pleasance makes a date with Death.
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The newest Criterion Collection Blu-Ray, Sidney Lumet’s 12 Angry Men, hits the shelves in the UK on 15th May. Fiona Pleasance joins the jury.
The premise of 12 Angry Men could hardly be simpler. Almost all of the film takes place in a single room in a New York City courthouse in the mid-1950s, where the members of a jury deliberate on the trial of a young man accused of murdering his father.
Mildred and Joan
The Criterion Collection Blu-Ray of Michael Curtiz’s 1945 movie Mildred Pierce was released in the UK last month. Fiona Pleasance contemplates Joan Crawford’s signature role
Hey girl. Gosfest 2016
Fiona Pleasance assesses the cinematic oeuvre of Ryan Gosling.
A restored version of Charles Vidor’s 1946 film Gilda is released in the UK by The Criterion Collection today. Fiona Pleasance revisits a classic noir.
An Awfully Big Adventure
Another week, another classic movie from The Criterion Collection. This time, it’s one with a reputation as not only a modernist masterpiece but also a famously tough watch. Fiona Pleasance tackles Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1960 L’Avventura.
Revolution in the can
The Criterion Collection continues to expand its catalogue in the UK. Fiona Pleasance has been on a journey with Easy Rider, their latest release, which hits the road today.
Fiona Pleasance finds out if the Coen Brother’s latest lives up to your expectations.
Montages for a Monday Morning
We here at Mostly Film understand your problem. You want to read the Blog, but you’re rushed off your feet; so much to do, so little time. So what do we do? In the classic movie manner, we give you a Montage Sequence: one handy package of compressed time with one overriding outcome: great Montage Sequences.
Notes on Camp
Fiona Pleasance on Billy Wilder’s Stalag 17, out on Bluray today.