Tag: criterion channel

DameStruck: Isle of the Dead (1945)

For those not yet inaugurated into the oeuvre of influential B-movie producer Val Lewton, the Criterion Channel has you covered. The most famous of Lewton’s films is the Jacques Tourneur-directed Cat People, starring Simone Simon as a haunted young woman who may or may not turn into a […]

DameStruck: Not Wanted (1949)

Not Wanted is something of an outlier in director Ida Lupino’s oeuvre because she was actually brought in to finish the film when original director Elmer Clifton became dangerously ill. How much of the film Lupino directed is therefore up for debate, but she also holds writing credit […]

DameStruck: Murder by Contract (1958)

Last week, film lovers had reason to rejoice with the launch of the Criterion Channel, an offshoot of the sadly defunct FilmStruck run by the Criterion Collection. FilmStruck was both a wonderful resource and a source of entertainment, and the hope is that Criterion Channel will carry on […]