Ace in the Hole: Chin Up for Mother
The celebrated divot points manfully toward the crest of the next hill, and the next, and the next, and to the horizon after that. Always forward! Into the sunset! Kirk Douglas is on the move: a wagon train of grimace, howl, and unlaunched sputum. Wh…
I Married a Witch: It’s Such an Ancient Pitch
René Clair, Fredric March, and Veronica Lake cast sensational spells in this screwball supernatural treat.
Mit Out Sound, Mit Out Solution
When John Grierson, the Scotsman whose absolute devotion to realism on film—he coined the word documentary and created the National Film Board of Canada—was asked how he’d enjoyed a screening of a now-lost Josef von Sternberg film called The Se…