news

The Ritt Stuff

The Ritt Stuff

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 8th 2016

When Martin Ritt (1914-1990) died 26 years ago today, it meant that the last of his 26 theatrical features was the one released to poor critical and box-office response just 10 months prior, Stanle

read more
Conrack's Lessons

Conrack's Lessons

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 28th 2016

When it opened in theatres 42 years ago yesterday, the film version of Pat Conroy’s The Water Is Wide, in keeping with the rhythm of its off-coastal South Carolina island setting, churned up ripple

read more
The Newman Century

The Newman Century

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 4th 2016

Having just observed the centenary of the birth of one of the all-time greatest names in popular music, it’s entirely appropriate to segue from the incomparable Frank Sinatra into a commemoration f

read more
November Preorders / Musical Milestone

November Preorders / Musical Milestone

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 28th 2015

Pre-orders start today (at 4 PM EDT/1PM PDT) for Twilight Time’s five-title Blu-ray slate hitting hi-def on November 10: Broken Lance, Fatherland (aka Singing the Blues in Red), Scorpio, Sense and

read more