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Transatlantic Points of the Needle

Transatlantic Points of the Needle

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 8th 2016

As the very British, stylishly Hitchcockian and period-perfect World War II espionage thriller Eye of the Needle (1981), adapted from Ken Follett’s gripping best-seller, played in theatres nationwi

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From Ealing to Indy: Douglas Slocombe

From Ealing to Indy: Douglas Slocombe

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 22nd 2016

There are few cinema images as iconic as Indiana Jones outrunning the huge cave boulder or facing down an angry cobra in Raiders of the Lost Ark that come to mind when recalling the half-century leg

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Let Slip the Dogs

Let Slip the Dogs

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 16th 2016

Thirty-five years ago this week, United Artists cried “Havoc!” and let slip the film adaptation of The Dogs of War (1980) on American moviegoers. Directed by John Irvin (fresh off the 1979 BBC TV a

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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

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