Part requiem, part enquiry, but all action, this scathing World War II epic is set during the costly 1944 Allied invasion of Italy.
A year after co-writing Casablanca, Koch was assigned this propaganda movie. His career flourished, but when HUAC questioned the motives of this studio-made film he (not particularly left-wing) was the one blacklisted. The film is mainly of curiosity value now in its missionary zeal to unite the States and the Soviet Union against the dangers of fascism. Based on the memoirs of the progressive lawyer Joseph Davies (Huston), who urged its making, about his period as US ambassador to Moscow, it depicts real characters and events with almost documentary precision.
And Huston is outstanding in the pivotal role.
Catherine Bray rounds up some of the most interesting shorts from the 70th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. [caption id="attachment_5605" align="alignnone" width="600"] Before Lo
We grabbed five minutes with Jim Gillespie after his Edinburgh International Film Festival directing masterclass to put five burning questions to the man behind I Know What You Did Last Summer, whose
The best all-singing, all-dancing showstoppers every committed to screen
A summary of the critics and film professionals who voted for the top 50 Horror films of the 21st Century