Burt Lancaster is the ‘Birdman of Alcatraz’ on MGM+ and free on Hoopla

John Frankenheimer directs this drama based on the true story of a violent criminal who became an internationally recognized authority on birds and their diseases while in solitary confinement.

Karl Malden and James Franciscus in the giallo by Dario Argento

Dario Argento’s ‘Cat O’Nine Tails’ on Amazon Prime and Criterion Channel

The Cat O’Nine Tails (Italy, 1971), Dario Argento’s second feature, follows up his directorial debut The Bird With the Crystal Plumage in genre, style and “animal” theme (stretched into a trilogy with Four Flies on Gray Velvet). In Bird, Argento explores, pushes at, and plays with the mechanics of suspense and murder mystery spectacle in […]