Saturday, November 17, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A young Canadian nurse comes to the West Indies to care for Jessica, the wife of a plantation manager.
Stylish and atmospheric horror film classic despite the silly title and a not so thrilling plot.
Halliwell *: "Mild horror from the famous Lewton package; some style, but generally thin stuff, the plot having been mirthfully borrowed from Jane Eyre."
Maltin ***1/2: "Exceptional Val Lewton chiller with rich atmosphere, mesmerizing story."
Monday, November 12, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Three Italian-American brothers, living in the slums of 1940's New York, try to help each other with one's wrestling career using one brother's promotional skills and another brother's con-artist tactics to tho wart a sleazy manager.
Quite well produced period drama, but with a meandering and silly plot.
Halliwell (no stars): "Fashionable update of the City for Conquest school, not in itself very interesting despite amusing bits."
Maltin *1/2: "Some nice moments lost in comic-book-level dramatics. Director Stallone clearly admires his star (he also croons the title song!)."