Claude Rains


January 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

Bergman, Grant, Hitchcock… a recipe for cinematic success if ever there was one. Made in 1946, "Notorious" is a dark film that isn't afraid to reveal the morally ambiguous nature of the espionage trade — a fairly bold stroke [...]

The Adventures of Robin Hood

October 19, 2006 // 0 Comments

In our post-"auteur" era of filmmaking, there's a tendency to dismiss the work of the big-studio contract director. The old movie moguls viewed motion pictures as generic entertainment and not a platform for personal expression. Yes, there [...]

The Invisible Man

August 24, 2000 // 0 Comments

No one could ask for a better university than the classic Universal monster movies. All the great themes are there: unrequited love, intolerance, jealousy, sin, pride, obsession, and the beast within. Point to any of the original monster films and a map [...]

Phantom Of The Opera

August 16, 2000 // 0 Comments

Late last year, Universal Home Video premiered their "Classic Monster Collection" on DVD. Following the success of the initial group of titles, Universal is bringing us a new group of terror titans on DVD. One of the most highly anticipated [...]