Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)****1/2 Blu-ray

But the picture is stolen - at least long term borrowed - by Sinatra and Janet Leigh, who doesn’t let her character’s lack of necessity dampen her spirits in the least. Surrounded by these outsized characters - including the great John McGiver as the Iselins’ liberal neighbor; in one scene hilariously referring to an Iselin costume party as “a fascist rally” – Sinatra and Leigh’s success is a clear example of addition by subtraction.

Read the Entire Review at IONCINEMA.COM


Retro Hound said...

Excellent review! I love this movie and will have it in my top 50 movies I'm doing this year. The brainwashing/ flower club scene blew me away when I first saw it, and is an excellent example of first-rate editing.

Bunched Undies said...

Thanks RR...I look forward to your review.

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...