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Cowboys and Kings

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 11th 2019

On today’s birthday of San Francisco native Delmer Daves (1904-1977), we celebrate two Twilight Time Daves-directed entries from 60 years ago, both startlingly adult and somewhat undervalued in the fi

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Killer Looks

Killer Looks

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 24th 2017

Not every serial killer thriller movie with either a truth-based pre-awareness or the pedigree of a worldwide best-selling book gets it right, as this weekend’s disappointing opening of The Snowman

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The Ethical Romantic Goes Forth

The Ethical Romantic Goes Forth

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 28th 2017

Delmer Daves’s considerable moviemaking reputation is most visible in the writing and/or direction of marvelously well characterized Westerns of the 1950s (Broken Arrow, Jubal, 3:10 to Yuma, The Han

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November Preorders / Killer Burt

November Preorders / Killer Burt

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 2nd 2016

On this All Souls Day of 2016, Twilight Time offers a startling assortment of new hi-def Blu-ray November 15 debuts that peer inside the dark, deadly minds and moods of the obsessed and the homicid

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Date with a Strangler

Date with a Strangler

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 14th 2016

Forty-eight years ago this Sunday, a daring and intense chiller opened to considerable controversy and vigorous box-office. Critical reaction was mixed, best summed up by The Motion Picture Guide a

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