Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Hustler (1961)*****Blu-ray


The Hustler is a splendidly constructed entertainment, with each frame attesting to high levels of craft in every phase of its production. Helmed by Robert Rossen, a talented writer/director of hardnosed dramas, this is at heart a sports movie that somehow manages to avoid the genre’s clichéd baggage.

Read my entire review at IONCINEMA.com





The Hustler (1961)*****Blu-ray


The Hustler is a splendidly constructed entertainment, with each frame attesting to high levels of craft in every phase of its production. Helmed by Robert Rossen, a talented writer/director of hardnosed dramas, this is at heart a sports movie that somehow manages to avoid the genre’s clichéd baggage.

Read my entire review at IONCINEMA.com





Elevator to the Gallows Turns 60

Louis Malle’s Elevator to the Gallows is a stylish and seductive thriller about a murder plot gone terribly wrong. But unlike most th...