The Playing — The Alphabet Murders; The Man from Laramie; Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind

The Alphabet Murders (Frank Tashlin, 1965). The primary curiosity of this adaptation of an Agatha Christie mystery is the oddity of Tony Randall being positioned as the U.S. answer to Peter Sellers. The Alphabet Murders was released one year after … Continue reading The Playing — The Alphabet Murders; The Man from Laramie; Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind

Then Playing — Cold Pursuit; The Book of Henry; The Naked Spur

Cold Pursuit (Hans Petter Moland, 2019). Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland makes his English-language debut with a remake of one of his own previous features, presumably because the narrative framework was well-suite to the very-particular-set-of-skills era of Liam Neeson’s career. … Continue reading Then Playing — Cold Pursuit; The Book of Henry; The Naked Spur