Tag Archives: Richard Widmark

Panic in the Streets (1950)

Kazan always had a knack for discovering new talent. Here Jack Palance is the newcomer and he really does dominate a lot of the proceedings with brute force. He’s full of street-level machismo and his gigantic, unusual face makes for … Continue reading

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Murder on the Orient Express (1974) or: How Albert Finney Can Save Your Movie

A great case-study in how one great performance can make a movie worthwhile.¬†Murder on the Orient Express¬†is exquisitely constructed. Director Sidney Lumet handles the sprawling cast with ease and constantly fills the frame with lush period-detail. It’s as glitz and … Continue reading

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