Blu-ray Review: ‘The Cat O’ Nine Tails’

★★☆☆☆ In only his second film as director after The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970), Dario Argento was determined to demonstrate new facets of his talent, enthusing that The Cat O’ Nine Tails (1971) – starring James Franciscus, Karl Malden and Catherine Spaak – would be a different beast Continue Reading

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DVD Review: ‘Vito’

★★★★☆ Some films, though hard to watch, make enlightening viewing. Vito (2011), the new biographic documentary by director Jeffrey Schwarz about the American film journalist and gay activist Vito Russo, is one such exercise. The film charts Russo’s life from his childhood in New Jersey to his role as one Continue Reading