Orson Welles is Harry Lime on Carol Reed's classic

Continental noir: ‘The Third Man’ on Criterion Channel

Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles star in Carol Reed’s continental film noir set in the rubble of post-war Vienna. It placed in the 2022 Sight & Sound poll of the greatest films ever made.

Blu-ray: Orson Welles’ ‘The Magnificent Ambersons’ on Criterion

The Magnificent Ambersons (Criterion, Blu-ray, DVD) How did it take so long for the sophomore feature from Orson Welles to finally get its Blu-ray debut? I don’t need an answer, I’m just thrilled that it’s finally here, and in such a beautiful edition. The magnificence of The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) is apparent from the first […]

Joseph Cotten in Alfred Hitckcock Presents episode Breakdown

‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents’: The master of small screen suspense on Peacock

“Good eeeeevening.” The master of suspense turned himself into an unlikely media icon when he spoofed his image to play host of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, an otherwise dark half-hour anthology series of mystery, suspense, and grim retribution with an often wicked streak. But more than just host, Hitchcock directed a number of episodes of the […]