December 22, 2014

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News: The DVD Shelf
THE DVD SHELF: Exploring the Dark Side of Film Noir With "Double Indemnity" and More
07 Dec 2014
This month's column visits Frank Capra's "It Happened One Night" and a 10-movie collection of film noir.

THE DVD SHELF: Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Mel Brooks and More on "The Merv Griffin Show"
09 Nov 2014
This month's column looks at the long-running talk-show "The Merv Griffin Show," which was based in the heart of the theatre district throughout its formative years.



THE DVD SHELF: "The Normal Heart" Finally Comes to the Screen, Revisiting the "Wonder Years" and Some of Steven Spielberg's Best
19 Oct 2014 -- This month's column looks at the Emmy Award-winning HBO version of Larry Kramer's "The Normal Heart;" the first-ever complete release of the well-remembered sitcom "The Wonder Years;" and the hit-filled Steven Spielberg Director's Collection.

THE DVD SHELF: Zero Mostel Shows Off "A Funny Thing" and the Razzle Dazzle of Fosse's "All That Jazz"
14 Sep 2014 -- This month's column looks at Zero Mostel in Richard Lester's motion picture version of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum;" the classy film adaptation of Terrence Rattigan's Separate Tables; and Bob Fosse's remarkable "All That Jazz."

THE DVD SHELF: The Essential Musicals of Jacques Demy and "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" (03 Aug 2014)

THE DVD SHELF: "Can't Help Lovin'" Show Boat on Film (06 Jul 2014)

THE DVD SHELF: "Only Make Believe": Game-Changing Musical Show Boat On Film (29 Jun 2014)

THE DVD SHELF: "Theatreland," Billy Wilder's "Ace in the Hole," Harold Lloyd's "The Freshman" and David O. Russell's "American Hustle" (18 May 2014)

THE DVD SHELF: "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Breathless" and "Boardwalk" (16 Mar 2014)

THE DVD SHELF: Alfred Hitchcock's "Foreign Correspondent" and Akira Kurosawa's "Throne of Blood" (16 Feb 2014)

THE DVD SHELF: Stanley Kramer's "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and Jules Dassin's "Rififi" (26 Jan 2014)

THE DVD SHELF: Robert Altman's "Nashville" and Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" (12 Jan 2014)

THE DVD SHELF: Chaplin's "City Lights," Welles' "The Stranger" and "Despicable Me 2" (24 Nov 2013)

THE DVD SHELF: The Delightful "I Married a Witch," the Epic "From Here to Eternity" and the Charming "Before Midnight" (20 Oct 2013)

THE DVD SHELF: The Original French Laugh Hit "La Cage aux Folles" and Richard Burton as "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold" (22 Sep 2013)

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