Natalie Wood: Reflections on a Legendary Life

Natalie Wood was like looking at the sun. Just staring at her in photographs the luminosity burns out of her. Her daughter Natasha has described her as tough when necessary, but always present and loving. It’s often easy to overshadow Wood’s life and career in the wake of her tragic death at the age of…

The Client (1994)

You all voted for a mix of old and new reviews so here’s a more contemporary film for you, the 1994 Joel Schumacher directed adaptation of John Grisham‘s novel The Client.  I’d seen bits and pieces of this film before, and I do enjoy Schumacher’s other film with Brad Renfro, Sleepers.  By the end of…

Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

I recently saw Kiss Me Deadly on Criterion and contemplated purchasing it, sight unseen because I love anything Criterion.  Unfortunately I didn’t have the money for it and decided to just watch it via TCM.  While I’m a big film noir fan I was left a little cold by Robert Aldrich’s take on Mickey Spillane’s…