The Bridge On the River Kwai Blu-ray Collector’s Edition

So here we are with another war film set (and shot) in the jungle. And like the previous one I wrote about, The African Queen, Bridge On the River Kwai was produced by Sam Spiegel. Aside from that, the only things these films have in common are that they were made in the 1950s and … Continue reading The Bridge On the River Kwai Blu-ray Collector’s Edition

What’s Screening: December 24 – 30

Once again, slim pickings plus the last rattle of Kurosawa Centennial Fever. A+ It's a Wonderful Life, Stanford, Friday, 9:00. There’s a rarely-acknowledged dark side to Frank Capra’s feel-good fable. George Bailey (James Stewart) saves his town and earns the love of his neighbors, but only at the expense of his own dreams and desires. … Continue reading What’s Screening: December 24 – 30