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Review: Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

In this soupy 1951 romantic melodrama, Ava Gardner plays Pandora, a self-loathing vixen who toys with the affections of sundry panting males while waiting without hope for her real love to appear.
1951 melodrama fails to convince
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 04, 2009

Review: Bigger Than Life

A year after directing Rebel Without a Cause (1955), rebel filmmaker Nicholas Ray came back with Bigger Than Life (1956).
Cult classic gets a special showing
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 18, 2009

Max Ophüls at the Harvard Film Archive

Max at the Harvard Film Archive
Plaisir d’Ophüls
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  January 20, 2009

Journey to the Center of the Earth

The biggest thrill the 3-D process delivers in Eric Brevig’s hollow adaptation of Jules Verne’s sci-fi classic is a yo-yo.
A hollow adaptation
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 09, 2008