Ava Gardner

The Night of the Iguana

June 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

A bevy of international actors collide in Mexico in the sparkling new Warner Home Video DVD transfer of John Huston's 1964 "The Night Of The Iguana". Richard Burton stars as Reverend Dr. T. Lawrence Shannon. Nice title. Shannon is actually [...]

The Killers

February 13, 2003 // 0 Comments

With their release of ’The Killers, ’ Criterion Collection truly went out all the way and dug up all three films that have been made from Ernest Hemingway’s story. The first is Robert Siodmak’s 1946 version starring Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner and [...]

The Barefoot Contessa

July 25, 2001 // 0 Comments

Joseph Mankiewicz’s ’The Barefoot Contessa’ represents something of an ill-fitting hybrid. The lighting-fast quips and juicy bon mots are signature Mankiewicz and 1950’s American cinema, yet the pacing and storytelling manner are very much of [...]

Seven Days In May

May 24, 2000 // 0 Comments

Sandwiched between the paranoia classic ’The Manchurian Candidate’ and the Faustian shocker ’Seconds, ’ John Frankenheimer’s gripping political thriller ’Seven Days In May’ debuts on DVD with a spiffy looking transfer and a thoroughly [...]