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Book Review: ‘Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye: The Barbara Payton story’


O'Dowd maintains a passionate tone, almost febrile in some passages, throughout this extensive and methodical biography of an underrated performer whose career was truncated by her terrible death at only 39. Read More »

How Franchot Tone Directed – and Lived – Chekhov’s ‘Uncle Vanya’


Franchot Tone's long-lost 1957 film of Chekhov's great drama helps reveal deep parallels between the actor/director and the Russian playwright. Read More »

Franchot Tone: From Pre-Code Romance to Film Noir


Mysterious, suave and mentally keen, Franchot Tone managed to create conflicted heroes and charming villains empathizing with their inevitable flaws, unafraid of the benighted human condition. Read More »

‘Phantom Lady’s’ 70th Anniversary


Highly recommended, not only for the fans of the noir genre,but also for those admirers of German expressionism and inspired literary adaptations. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Betrayal on the high seas in high-def. Read More »