Lawman is yet another western that really is undistinguishable with the others in the genre, but I did find it entertaining if only for the cast led by Burt Lancaster and Robert Ryan, as well as Robert Duvall in a smaller role.
September is the latest Woody Allen movie to get the Blu-ray treatment from Twilight Time and as a drama, it’s not the best from the legendary filmmaker but the acting is quite good and some of the writing is sharp.
Suddenly, Last Summer is a great drama both in terms of story but especially the performances by Katherine Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor were amazing and deserving of the Oscar nominations they received that year.
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag is a movie I remember seeing advertising for back in 1997, and no wonder with a distinct title like that. As a movie, there are some darkly fun scenes mainly for Joe Pesci who is in his element in the Mafioso role.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (but were afraid to ask) is a series of comedy vignettes featuring Woody Allen, Burt Reynolds and Gene Wilder amongst others and while none of these were exactly gems (I didn’t laugh once during the jester part), it’s still at least okay.
State Fair is a fun little musical romp from the 1960s with many of that era’s idyllic romance and music. I’m not terribly familiar with the source material or other versions, but this one is entertaining.
Hell and High Water isn’t a great 1950s war adventure but it does serve well as a look back at the Cold War, anti-Communist era of that time and at the very least the production values are impressive enough to go along with solid performances by Richard Widmark and Bella Darvi.
Bridge at Remagen is a well made and beautifully shot WWII-era film that features some fine performances, particularly from George Segal and Robert Vaughn. The Blu-ray release by Twilight Time offers good video and audio transfers but falls well short in the features department.
The Valachi Papers is a unique crime-drama vehicle for Charles Bronson and while not the most compelling film, still is entertaining enough for the cast. The Blu-ray released by Twilight Time offers good video and audio transfers but lacks bonus features.