Category Archives: Orson Welles

Best Films Watched in 2021

“Citizen Kane”* (Directed by Orson Welles) “Mank” (Directed by David Fincher) “An Elephant Sitting Still” (Directed by Hu Bo) “Kajillionaire” (Directed by Miranda July) “Nomadland” (Directed by Chloe Zhao) “The Selfish Giant” (Directed by Clio Barnard) “Shoplifters” (Directed by Hirokasu … Continue reading

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Val Lewton: A Master of Suspense

I have to give a plug to the folks at The Secret History of Hollywood. I’ve spent the last couple of days listening to podcasts of their comprehensive, 6-part documentary on the life and career of an under-appreciated cinematic genius, … Continue reading

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Orson Welles’s Last Movie

ORSON WELLES’S LAST MOVIE: The Making of “The Other Side of the Wind” by Josh Karp (St. Martin’s Press; 2015) Do we really need another book about Orson Welles? That particular shelf is already bulging with titles, the heavier tomes … Continue reading

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