Nightmare Alley (1947)

Nightmare Alley (1947) Tyrone Power returned from WWII experiences determined to change his Hollywood image by playing darker roles. He still had the star power to convince Darryl F. Zanuck to purchase the rights to this pulp novel by William Lindsay Gresham about the downfall of a carney barker. Unfortunately, Power did not have the … More Nightmare Alley (1947)

Night on the Galactic Railroad (1985)

Night on the Galactic Railroad (1985) 銀河鉄道の夜, (Ginga Tetsudō no Yoru) Gisaburo Sugii helmed this gathering of future anime masters, who stitched together. and added to complete, fragments of a composition by Kenji Miyazawa that had become one of Japan’s most popular children’s stories.  A young cat/boy, Giovanni, falls asleep on a hill outside his … More Night on the Galactic Railroad (1985)

The Last Wave (1977)

The Last Wave (1977) An Australian corporate lawyer [Richard Chamberlain] accepts as a pro bono case the defense of a group of Aborigines accused of murder. David Gulpilil as Chris Lee, one of the accused, reluctantly reveals the possibility that this might have been a tribal killing caused by a shaman’s curse. Gradually, the lawyer … More The Last Wave (1977)

Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)

Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979) | The Criterion Collection has issued the original full-length four part- version of Francesco Rossi’s film adaptation of the memoir by painter, physician, and political activist Carlo Levi whom Mussolini banished to Eboli, the Southern town that Christ never reached.  “Ancient folkways and superstition govern this rural community” to which … More Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)