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10.14.2013 | | Posted at 09:56 AM

Orson Welles' classic on Blu-ray

By David Luhrssen
  Sneering Edward G. Robinson made his name in gangster pictures, but in The Stranger (1946) he's on the right side of the law. Robinson plays Wilson, an investigator with the Allied war crimes tribunal, an angry man who breaks the stem of the pipe he habitually smokes as he rages against the genocidal criminals he stalks. He's after one of the Holocaust's masterminds, Franz ...
Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008

The Stranger: 30th Anniversary Edition (Columbia Legacy)

Although The Stranger became one of the best-selling LPs ever after its 1977 release, a year later Billy Joel found himself on the wrong side of the cultural chasm with the rise of punk. Associated with the chardonnay on the rocks side of rock music, Joel became terminally unhip in some circles, even as he continued . . .