Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes…

… (1938) is the last film Alfred Hitchcock would make in England before his move to Los Angeles to start work in the Hollywood Studio system.  Defying some genre conventions, The Lady Vanishes is a fun film, as far as Hitchcock films go, and outright funny at times.  But a Hitchcock film it is in […]

Lumet directing

Sidney Lumet…at the beginning and in the end.

I recently watched the new Criterion Collection blu-ray of Sidney Lumet’s classic, 12 Angry Men.  I wanted to share my thoughts on this film but in all truth, what can I possibly say that hasn’t been said already?  I love it.  It is as impactful and as relevant today as it was when released in […]