Based on Anthony Shaffer’s Tony Award-winning mystery, SLEUTH stars Laurence Olivier as a popular mystery writer and Michael Caine as the hairdresser who is having an affair with his wife, whose invitation to his country estate turns into a witty and deadly game of one-upmanship. Under Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s assured direction (SLEUTH was his final… More


He Was Born To Be Hanged

Once a bastard, always a bastard? That question lies at the heart of Henry Fielding’s classic TOM JONES. For those who missed out on the Kritzerland reissue of John Addison’s Oscar-winning score, you’ll have to “make due” with Tony Richard’s delightful film instead. (Not such a bad thing, that.) Unless you’ve seen the film, it’s hard… More


CD Review: Tom Jones

Arguably the least stuffy costumer ever filmed, Albert Finney stars as TOM JONES (1963), Henry Fielding’s classic bastard of ignoble birth. With a countryside estate’s worth of raucous performances–including Susannah York, Hugh Griffith, and Dame Edith Evans–Tony Richardson’s disarming direction and John Osborne’s witty screenplay utilize camera tricks, voiceovers, and asides directly to the audience. The effect… More