Blu-ray Review: Don’t Bother to Knock (1952)

Currently available on Blu-ray through the pristinely modest Twilight Time Movies, Don’t Bother to Knock is a touching noir-drama set inside a swanky New York City hotel; a black & white classic ahead of its time regarding the portrayal of mental illness. Starring established leading man Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe and Anne Bancroft, a commercial …

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Blu-ray Review: Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)

Watching films from the treasure-trove that was the 1970s is more or less the primary goal each year, a decade which began fifty years ago. Next Stop, Greenwich Village was a highlight of 2019’s extensive line-up, Paul Mazursky’s slice-of-life comedy/drama produced under 20th Century Fox that soon may be under lock and key. Thankfully, the …

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Blu-ray Review: Whirlpool (1949)

Twilight Time Movies build upon their catalogue of Twentieth Century Fox classics with Otto Preminger’s Whirlpool, now on Blu-ray, a crime-laden film noir that uses a socialite’s undiagnosed kleptomania as a device in a cunning scheme to fuel one’s greed and fraudulent lifestyle. I’ve seen a modest portion of film noir from the 1940s, mostly …

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