Christopher Saunders

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I do not propose to recount my life in any detail, what is what. No damn business of anybody's, what is what. I am Groggy Dundee, *that* is what!


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  • Massacre Time

    Massacre Time

    Many Spaghetti Western titles are more entertaining than the actual film. Directed by future horror maestro Lucio Fulci, Massacre Time (1967) tries to enliven... Read more

    Posted on 20 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT
  • Keoma

    Keoma

    For those who like their Spaghetti Westerns with a shot of strangeness, Keoma (1976) fits the bill. Enzo G. Castellari's experimental oater places a close secon... Read more

    Posted on 18 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Most Beautiful Wife

    Most Beautiful Wife

    "We're not on Earth to be happy, Francesca!"Damiano Damiani's The Most Beautiful Wife (1971) seems curiously topical. Commendable in its tasteful presentation o... Read more

    Posted on 18 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Last Days of Mussolini

    Last Days Mussolini

    Benito Mussolini's downfall makes for a gripping drama in Last Days of Mussolini (1974), also known as The Last Four Days. Director Carlo Lizzani skillfully... Read more

    Posted on 15 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Le Notti Bianche

    Notti Bianche

    "Never trust anyone, especially if they are in love."After the overblown Senso (1954), Luchino Visconti returned more measured material. Read more

    Posted on 14 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • L'Eclisse

    L'Eclisse

    Michelangelo Antonioni's films maintain a detached stillness that cineastes either find engrossing or dull. L'Eclisse (1962) is his third collaboration with... Read more

    Posted on 13 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Un Flic

    Flic

    "People will do the wrong thing, they always do." Alain Delon switches from criminal to cop in Un Flic (1972), Jean-Pierre Melville's final film. Read more

    Posted on 12 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Purple Noon

    Purple Noon

    "I might not look it, but I've got lots of imagination." Purple Noon (1960) adapts Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley, with a French cast and crew... Read more

    Posted on 11 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Sicilian Clan

    Sicilian Clan

    (1969) pairs three legendary French stars: Alain Delon, Lino Ventura and Jean Gabin. Henri Verneuil's crime saga provides a slow burn thriller with a stylish... Read more

    Posted on 11 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Out of the Past

    Past

    "Build my gallows high, baby!"Cineastes have long regarded Out of the Past (1947) as a seminal film noir. Jacques Tourneur's classy show is enjoyably immersive... Read more

    Posted on 09 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Working Class Goes to Heaven

    Working Class Goes Heaven

    Gian Maria Volonte is best-known for his Spaghetti Westerns, even though he really relished political cinema. The Working Class Goes to Heaven (1971) (also know... Read more

    Posted on 05 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Lucky Luciano

    Lucky Luciano

    The Godfather's success inspired a rash of mostly forgettable gangster flicks, trading Francis Ford Coppola's artistry for exploitative thrills. Read more

    Posted on 03 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Organizer

    Organizer

    "You have to hold out and make them pay, so they know the next time it'll be even worse."The Organizer (1963) provides a seriocomic treatment of labor disputes. Read more

    Posted on 02 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Many Wars Ago

    Many Wars

    "A man who has seen the true face of war does not think highly of it."Francesco Rosi's Many Wars Ago (1970) depicts Italy's traumatic First World War experience... Read more

    Posted on 02 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Hands Over the City

    Hands Over City

    Francesco Rosi followed his groundbreaking Salvatore Giuliano (1961) with Hands Over the City (1963). It's a more banal but no less disquieting portrait of... Read more

    Posted on 31 August 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Gaslight (1944)

    Gaslight (1944)

    "I knew from the first moment I saw you that you were dangerous to me." Patrick Hamilton's Gas Light (also known as Angel Street) remains engrained in Western... Read more

    Posted on 30 August 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Boris Karloff Monster Mash: The Man They Could Not Hang, The Body Snatcher,...

    Boris Karloff Monster Mash: They Could Hang, Body Snatcher, Bedlam

    Turner Classic Movies recently aired a day-long tribute Boris Karloff, the cadaverous horror star. His iconic roles as Universal's Frankenstein and The Mummy... Read more

    Posted on 28 August 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • 1900 (Novecento)

    1900 (Novecento)

    "Never bite the hand that feeds you, as long as you need to be fed."Bernardo Bertolucci's 1900 (1976) was a monumental act of hubris. Read more

    Posted on 26 August 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The FBI Story

    Story

    J. Edgar Hoover used Hollywood to burnish his image for decades. Mervyn LeRoy's The FBI Story (1959) is the magnum opus of Bureau propaganda, a 149 minute... Read more

    Posted on 25 August 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Five Graves to Cairo

    Five Graves Cairo

    "We shall take that big fat cigar out of Mr. Churchill's mouth and make him say Heil!"Billy Wilder's Five Graves to Cairo (1943) offers a unique propaganda film. Read more

    Posted on 25 August 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES