The Night of the Hunter: Criterion Collection

November 17, 2010

It is one of the great tragedies of cinema that The Night of the Hunter (1955) was Charles Laughton’s lone film directing credit. An acclaimed character actor by trade, he decided to adapt David Grubb’s 1953 novel of the same name into a haunting... 

Airplane!: “Don’t Call Me Shirley!” Edition

February 17, 2006

Airplane! (1980) was originally conceived of as a remake/parody of Zero Hour! (1957), a black and white airplane disaster movie, while also skewering popular movies of the mid to late ‘70s (like Jaws, Saturday Night Fever and the Airport movies). The...