America, America (1963; Dir.: Elia Kazan) GRADE: C By Daniel Barnes Throughout his long career, Elia Kazan was often defined by his work with actors. A professional stage actor and director before becoming an award-winning Hollywood filmmaker, Kazan was one of the foremost cinematic proponents of the “Actor’s […]
55 Days at Peking (1963; Dir.: Nicholas Ray) GRADE: C By Mike Dub Nicholas Ray was a director who did not survive the in-between era of Hollywood in the early 1960s. It was a period when many of the old masters, whether they knew it or not, were riding […]
Mike Dub continues our “Hollywood 1963” festival on Monday with a review of Nicholas Ray’s 1963 epic, 55 Days at Peking, starring Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, and David Niven.
Shock Corridor (1963; Dir.: Samuel Fuller) GRADE: A By Daniel Barnes In his 1963 film Pierrot le Fou, Jean-Luc Godard cast B-movie deity Sam Fuller as a Fuller-esque partygoer who declares, “Film is like a battleground: love, hate, action, death…In one word, EMOTION.” It’s ostensibly a Godard line, […]
Daniel Barnes will have a review of this brilliant Sam Fuller film on Thursday.
By Mike Dub and Daniel Barnes Mike Dub: Eric Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales comes at an interesting time. Over the course of the 1960s and the sexual revolution, Rohmer made deeply introspective films that seem somewhat out of touch with the free love spirit of their time. His […]