Tag Archives: Kirk Douglas

The Arrangement (Kazan, 1969)

The Arrangement was such a surprise. Elia Kazan’s second-to-last film, it feels so much more progressive and together than The Visitors. It sort of reminded me of Frank Perry’s The Swimmer from the year before – classic Hollywood actor faces mid-life crisis … Continue reading

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Is Paris Burning? (Clément, 1966)

I’ve been meaning to watch this René Clément epic for some time. That’s certainly what it is. The saga of the Nazis defeat and departure from Paris – which I saw most recently in Volker Schlondorff’s Diplomacy – is here given the … Continue reading

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A Few Sentences on a Lot of Films

My goal to write about every film I see is tough. By last count I’m 55 movies behind. So here’s a quick catch up on some of them. Amanda Knox (Blackhurst, McGinn, 2016) Pretty intriguing documentary that wants to be … Continue reading

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There Was a Crooked Man… (Mankiewicz, 1970)

I really wanted to like There Was a Crooked Man… Joseph Mankiewicz’s second-to-last film (before he closed on a masterpiece: Sleuth) stars Kirk Douglas opposite Henry Fonda in a ’70s Western that doesn’t purport to Spaghetti influences. Unfortunately, the film falls really flat. … Continue reading

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