Tag Archives: HOWARD HAWKS

The Awful Truth

It is almost inconceivable today that Academy voters would award an Oscar to the director of a light, farcical comedy. But in 1938, not only did Leo McCarey’s The Awful Truth get the trophy, it won at the expense of that year’s other McCarey effort,

His Girl Friday

As Howard Hawk’s His Girl Friday opens, we are graced with a silent film style inter-title that announces that the following takes place in a world where Journalists have become an unscrupulous kind who care little of the people around them. What now reads as

The Club

Whatever he did for his fourth film, Pablo Larraín must have known he needed to make a sharp turn.  His first three films form such a comprehensive trilogy on life under Pinochet’s dictatorship that anything more would have risked tilling over old ground.  His debut, Tony

Only Angels have Wings

For many film fans in the UK, the Criterion Collection has been locked behind region codes and blocks therefore the highest profiled of all boutique labels choosing 2016 to migrate to these shores is the best news in years. Their opening salvo of titles represents

Jack Hill Double: Spider Baby & Foxy Brown

Quentin Tarantino dubbed Jack Hill “the Howard Hawks of exploitation filmmaking”. Even if that box quote does cut Jack Hill as a vital figure in the exploitation film world, what’s even more worthy of note is Arrow Film’s commitment to releasing high-quality pressings of the