Joseph Cotten

Tora! Tora! Tora!

December 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

Cooperative movie productions have become fairly common in Hollywood. Studios pool their resources, minimize risk by sharing the production costs, even if it means sharing credits with your competitor. In business terms that is a major step, as anyone can [...]

F For Fake

August 5, 2005 // 0 Comments

Criterion has recently released the 2-disc Orson Welles essay/documentary, 1976's "F For Fake". It is exceptional. In 1938, Welles On-the-Air Mercury Theatre broadcast "War of the Worlds". It was a hoax… But it caused a [...]


June 13, 2002 // 0 Comments

Part of Fox’s second wave of Marilyn Monroe discs, 1953’s ’Niagara’ features everyone’s favorite platinum blonde in a most uncharacteristic role. Directed by Henry Hathaway, ’Niagara’ is a dark film that features Ms. Monroe as a very evil [...]

The Abominable Dr. Phibes

March 27, 2001 // 0 Comments

’The Abominable Dr. Phibes’ stars Vincent Price as Dr. Anton Phibes, a mad genius thought to have been killed in an automobile accident and subsequently entombed following the death of his wife from a botched medical procedure. But, in a series of [...]