Martin Landau

  • Joseph Stefano – The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre [+commentary] (1964)

    1961-1970HorrorJoseph StefanoThrillerUSA

    Synopsis:
    Terrified of being buried alive by mistake, a woman puts a phone in her crypt to be able to call home if she needs help. She dies and nothing happens. One day, the phone suddenly rings. Paranormal investigator Nelson Orion (Martin Landau) is brought in…Read More »

  • Woody Allen – Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

    Drama1981-1990ComedyUSAWoody Allen

    Quote:
    Woody Allen spent most of the 1980s and ’90s veering between comedy and drama, and he rarely combined the two with greater success than in Crimes and Misdemeanors, in which he weaved together two stories, one deadly serious, one often funny, both ending in sadness. Martin Landau plays Dr. Judah Rosenthal, a prominent ophthalmologist with a successful practice, a loving family, and a reputation for generous charity work. But Rosenthal also has a secret: his mistress, Dolores (Anjelica Huston). What began as a casual fling has become uncomfortably intimate, and as he tries to break off the relationship, Dolores threatens to expose his infidelity to his wife and some unorthodox financial arrangements to his colleagues. Read More »

  • Alberto De Martino – Una Magnum Special per Tony Saitta AKA Shadows in an Empty Room (1976)

    1971-1980Alberto De MartinoCrimeGialloItaly

    Storyline: An Ottawa police captain searches for the person who poisoned his sister, who was attending the university in Montreal. So desperate is he for revenge that he begin to use his own brutal methods to find the killer. Soon he discovers that not everything is what he thought it was.Read More »

  • Tim Burton – Ed Wood (1994)

    1991-2000ComedyCultTim BurtonUSA

    Ode to a Director Who Dared to Be Dreadful

    “Ed Wood,” Tim Burton’s very good film about a very bad film maker, has a cheerful defiance that would surely have appealed to Orson Welles, who was Ed Wood’s hero. Late in the film, Welles appears (played deftly by Vincent d’Onofrio, who really looks like him) to advise Wood that independence is everything and that an artist’s visions are worth fighting for. Mr. Burton, currently Hollywood’s most irrepressible maverick, has taken that credo to heart. Read More »

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