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Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013

Movies on the nuclear apocalypse (that never happened)

Daunting international tension has been the subject of several movies in which the president of the United States had to bite the bullet to avoid nuclear war. Among the most notable are Fail Safe (1964) with Henry Fonda; World War III (1982) with Rock Hudson; By Dawn’s Early Light (1990) with Martin
Sunday, March 24, 2013

Twenty great films featuring cowboys, outlaws and legends of an earlier America

 Westerns are the most cherished American film genre, providing rip-roaring action and powerful drama. Some of the most provocative, often in black-and-white, probed the psychology beneath the gunplay. In my favorite
12.13.2010 | | Posted at 09:16 AM

A Television Odyssey

By David Luhrssen
2001: A Space Odyssey and "Space: 1999" were close in fictional as well as actual chronology. The ‘70s show, set on a lunar colony suffering from a mysterious malady, opens with scenes visually inspired by Kubrick’s film. Season one of “Space: 1999,” out now on Blu-ray, is remarkable for showing the technological direction the minds of 1975 imagined for the near future. The moon base has ...
11.29.2010 | | Posted at 09:39 AM

Martin Landaus Latest Indie

By David Luhrssen
Starting with his Bela Lugosi role in Ed Wood, Martin Landau has been turning up in interesting non-Hollywood films. In the gradually engrossing Harrison Montgomery (out on DVD), he plays the title character�an old eccentric limping around his rooms in a rotting San Francisco apartment house overlooking a lurid street where the homeless collect change in cracked Styrofoam cups and drug deale...