Rebecca Wright

The founder and Editor-in-Chief of MovieGazetteOnline.com, Rebecca has a B.A. in the Humanities with an emphasis in film and writing. She holds an M.A. in American and British literature. She loves to explore all film genres, but has a special place in her heart for big epics like "Cleopatra" and "Ben-Hur."

Cruising

Blu-ray Review: Cruising

Released in February 1980, William Friedkin’s (The Exorcist, The French Connection) dark thriller Cruising stars Al Pacino (The Godfather) as Steve Burns, a, The twenty-something New York City cop offered the chance to earn his detective shield by going undercover in the leather bars and S&M clubs to catch a serial killer targeting homosexuals. Burns …

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Alice, Sweet Alice

Blu-ray Review: Alice, Sweet Alice

For Alice Spages (Paula Sheppard), being the the older sister is awful. She can’t do anything right and her single mother Catherine (Linda Miller), pays little attention to her. Instead, Catherine showers her younger sister Karen (Brooke Shields, Wanda Nevada), with praise and attention. Alice, a decidedly odd girl, stalks the neighborhood in a strange …

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Klute (1991)

Blu-ray Review: Klute (Criterion Collection)

“It’s easy to manipulate men,” Bree Daniels (Jane Fonda, On Golden Pond) tells her psychiatrist. A high class call girl and an aspiring actress, she feels a sense of pride in satisfying a client–whether it’s a man in the city on business, or a widowed garment industry executive who just wants her to act out …

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The Heiress (1949)

Blu-ray Review: The Heiress (1949) (Criterion Collection)

Director William Wyler’s keen adaptation of both Henry James’ 1880 novel Washington Square and the subsequent 1947 stage version The Heiress stars Olivia de Havilland (Gone With the Wind) as Catherine Sloper. An intensity shy young woman, she is the only daughter of Dr. Austin Sloper (Ralph Richardson), a widowed, wealthy and highly respected surgeon. …

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Bronco Billy

Blu-ray Review: Bronco Billy

A former New Jersey shoe salesman-turned sharpshooter, Bronco Billy (Clint Eastwood, Million Dollar Baby) is the leader of a scarcely attended traveling Wild West Show. Under the tent, nothing goes smoothly: snake dancers are bitten, and the latest Lovely Assistant misses her cues. Ever the dreamer, Billy pushes on, acting as cheerleader and den mother …

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Midnight Lace

Blu-ray Review: Midnight Lace

Doris Day became one of Hollywood’s biggest film stars of the early 1960’s due to the success of several lighthearted comedies, including three co-starring Rock Hudson–Pillow Talk in 1959, for which she received the only Best Actress Academy Award nomination of her career, Lover Come Back (1961) and Send Me No Flowers (1964)–However, in 1960, …

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Swing Time (1936)

Blu-ray Review: Swing Time (Criterion Collection)

Over a span of sixteen years–1933 to 1949–Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers made sixteen films together. Released in 1936, Swing Time their sixth pairing, is considered by many to be their best. The wait to see them dance is a special kind of torture, but as director George Stevens (Shane, The Diary of Anne Frank) …

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