Cul-de-sac: Criterion Collection

August 16, 2011

After leaving Poland for England, Roman Polanski made three films, one of which was Cul-de-sac (1966), before moving on to Hollywood. The film contains many of his hallmarks: dark humor and suspenseful camerawork that puts one on edge. After writing the... 

Escape to Witch Mountain: Special Edition

March 25, 2009

One of the good things to come from the release of Race to Witch Mountain (2009) is that Disney has gone into their vaults and given the original and much beloved children’s classic Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) the special edition treatment. Disney,... 

Steve McQueen Collection

November 11, 2005

The one word that is always used to describe actor Steve McQueen is cool. He was the essence of cool. The movies he made were always considered the epitome of cool. He was a hard working, hard playing rebel who had the kind of dangerous charisma that... 

Escape from New York

December 1, 2001

Escape From New York (1981) is a slick, futuristic race against time. It was made for a small budget from then up-and-coming filmmaker, John Carpenter and went on to become a critical and commercial success. It also spawned a loyal fanbase and an inferior...