Films for an Unemployed Journalist

New York’s Film Forum recently held a festival of Great Depression era films highlighting Hollywood’s foray into entertainment during the 1930s. Offerings were varied, ranging from Spencer Tracy’s film “Man’s Castle” to Walt Disney’s “The Three Little Pigs.” Not having …

South Pacific Shines on Blu-Ray

The last time I screened the film adaptation of Broadway’s “South Pacific,” I was enlisted in the U.S. Air Force serving in the Pacific. With no Japanese war looming, the movie acted more as a nostalgic look backwards, painted with warm pastels that starkly contrasted anything seen around my military base at the time. It was escapism at its best...