Tag Archives: Walter Matthau

Charley Varrick (Don Siegel, 1973)

“Flush from the success of Dirty Harry, Don Siegel at last found himself possessed with sufficient clout to imprint his next work, Charley Varrick, with the auteurist stamp “A Siegel Film,” a rubric that appears on screen before any other title … Continue reading

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A New Leaf (Elaine May, 1971)

“Turn it over how you will: A New Leaf looks better than ever in another one of Olive Films’ barebones Blu-ray packages.” Read my review of Elaine May’s terrific blackish comedy, out this week on Blu-ray from Olive Films, at … Continue reading

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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Joseph Sargent, 1974)

“Fox’s barebones Blu-ray of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three barrels into your living room in bold 1080p.” Read my review of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, released early this month on Blu-ray, at Slant Magazine.

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“God Was Wrong!”

NICHOLAS RAY’S BIGGER THAN LIFE (1956) Based on a New Yorker article by Berton Roueché, Bigger Than Life appears on the surface to be a “social problem” film—an exposé of drug abuse and addiction—although generically the film incorporates elements of … Continue reading

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