Movies I’ve Recently Seen: The Searchers ֍ Panic in the Streets ֍ Passing and ֍ Soup to Nuts

For various reasons, I haven't seen a movie in a theater recently. So here are three old movies and one new one that's already streaming. A- The Searchers (1956) The last time I wrote about The Searchers, I gave it a B. That's a pretty low grade for what many consider John Ford's masterpiece. Seeing … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: The Searchers ֍ Panic in the Streets ֍ Passing and ֍ Soup to Nuts

Samuel Fuller Criterion: Pickup on South Street on Blu-ray

Here's one of the best noirs from the dark, grimy, golden age of the genre. Written and directed by the great Samuel Fuller, it doesn't pull its punches, either metaphorically or literally. Richard Widmark (whose cold face cries out for noir) stars as a pickpocket who lifts the wrong wallet on a crowded New York … Continue reading Samuel Fuller Criterion: Pickup on South Street on Blu-ray