I'm late to my own movie watching party, but as they say, rather late than never...showing up.
Tonight on Turner Classic Movies, I will be presenting two pictures I selected for critic's week, discussing these underseen/ under-discussed works with Robert Osbourne. Jack Garfein's beautiful, shocking, experimental, empathetic, wonderfully acted Something Wild (1961), starring Carroll Baker and Ralph Meeker, and John Berry's gritty, gripping, poignant film noir, complete with tragic blacklisted star (the great John Garfield, in his last role), writer (Dalton Trumbo) and director, He Ran All the Way (1951), starring Garfield and Shelley Winters. That's on TCM, 8:30 and 11:30 (PST).
Both movies are rare, both ahead of their time, both involve oddly sympathetic captors, both have never seen the light of DVD (*note Warner Archive finally released them) and both are powerful pictures. I will write more about the films later and soon (there's so much to discuss concerning the pictures, from backstory to history to music to cinematography and more...and even more to discusss while on TCM, but time did not permit me to sit in that chair all day, though, I could have), but for now...watch them. Many thanks to Turner Classic Movies for the honor of guest programming during this month of Critic's Choice. And many thanks to Robert Osborne, a true gentleman and one of the smartest cineastes around.