Robert Newton

New on Video: ‘Jamaica Inn’

Though a rare misstep for Alfred Hitchcock, it’s probably best to think of Jamaica Inn as more of a stepping stone, a small hurdle that took the great director from his generally superb British work to his phenomenal Hollywood career

New on Video: ‘Odd Man Out’

Directed by Carol Reed and presented by the legendary J. Arthur Rank, Odd Man Out is one of the pinnacle achievements in post-war British cinema.

‘The Hidden Room’ is a very personal film, both for its antagonist and its director

…what matters above all else is its efficiency as a taught, gripping, slow-burn tale of crimes committed out of blind passion. That is, after all, what drives Dr. Riodan, who himself admits to not really disliking Bill specifically. Unfortunately for the victim, he proved to be the straw that broke the camel’s back, the drop that caused the vase to overflow, the final nudge that pushed Riodan over the edge.

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