Underworld (1927)

‘Wrote Hecht in his autobiography, A Child of the Century: “I made up a movie about a Chicago gunman and his moll, called Feathers McCoy. As a newspaperman, I had learned that nice people — the audience — loved criminals, … Continue reading

Limitless (2011)

Limitless is a wish-fulfillment film fantasy about a drug that makes you a super-genius. The concept has previously been explored in science fiction stories such as Daniel Keyes’ “Flowers for Algernon” (1958, filmed as Charly in 1968) and Thomas M. … Continue reading

Something deeper than reason: Canyon Passage (1946)

I’m not sure why this Jacques Tourneur Western isn’t better known. I first saw it in May 2007 in a grab bag DVD collection, Classic Western Round-Up Volume 1, and it immediately struck me as one of the most original … Continue reading