Blu-Ray Review – Red, White and Zero

Red White and Zero is a portmanteau movie comprised of three short films by three of the more interesting filmmakers who were initially involved with the kitchen-sink dramas of the 1960s: Peter Brook, Lindsay Anderson and Tony Richardson. The films were intended to be released together. Brook’s Ride of the Valkyrie with Zero Mostel is, … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Red, White and Zero

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Blu-Ray Review – Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

This Paul Mazursky film is a satire about the sexual revolution of the 1960s, involving two couples in Los Angeles. It starts with Bob and Carol (Robert Culp and Natalie Wood), who go off to some Esalen-like place and come back home wanting to tell everyone how it has changed them. They meet up with … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Blu-Ray Review – Orson Welles’ Othello

Othello is, of course, an adaptation of a Shakespeare play. It was Orson Welles’s second film based on the works of Shakespeare, but he had a long history of performing in, directing and producing the bard’s work on stage. Probably his most notable stage production was one dubbed the “Voodoo Macbeth,” set in the Carribbean … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Orson Welles’ Othello