Movie Quote of the Month
On top of that, he has never especially been a believer in prizes. It has always struck him as funny, the way the Academy lavishes acting Oscars on the movies with the best script and the best direction, the ones that are already so good that the actor barely makes any difference. The voters, he feels, are coming at it arse-backwards. Those aren’t the films where the real heavy lifting takes place.
McDowell casts his mind back over his own long list of credits. The gangster flicks and the sci-fi knock-offs. The kids’ animations that few kids ever saw. He says: “I sometimes think: ‘My God, I’ve just acted in a real piece of shit and I managed to produce a credible performance. I managed to turn that piece of shit into something watchable.’ That’s what’s worthy of an acting award.”
Malcolm McDowell looks back on his career:
NEW: July 7:
Cutthroat Island (1995, 124 min). Directed by Renny Harlin. Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella (6 stills)
NEW: June 24:
The Prince Who Was a Thief (1951) Directed by Rudolph Maté. Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie, Everett Sloan (88 min). (10 stills)
NEW: June 18:
Anne of the Indies (1951) Directed by Jacques Tourneur. Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Debra Paget, Thomas Gomez (81 minutes) (11 stills).
NEW: June 9:
A reflection on Shah Rukh Khan in Baazigar, the Hindi version of A Kiss Before Dying, starring Robert Wagner (scroll down...)
NEW: March 24:
Island of Lost Souls (1932) Directed by Erle C. Kenton. Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams (70 min) (11 stills)
NEW: March 13:
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) Directed by Charles Reisner and Buster Keaton. Buster Keaton, Ernest Torrence, Marion Byron (70 min) (4 stills)
NEW: March 8:
The Great Buster (2018) Written and Directed by Peter Bogdanovich. Mel Brooks, Dick Cavett, Werner Herzog, Bill Hader (102 minutes)
NEW: March 4:
Chicago (1927) Directed by Frank Urson (or maybe Cecil B. De Mille) Phyllis Haver, Victor Varconi, Eugene Pallette (118 min) (5 stills).
NEW: February 23:
Road House (1948) Directed by Jean Negulesco. Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde, Richard Widmark (95 min) 35mm from Fox (10 stills)
NEW: February 19:
Five Star Final (1931) Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Edward G. Robinson, Marian Marsh, H.B. Warner (89 min.) (5 stills)
NEW: February 16:
Ruby Gentry (1952) Directed by King Vidor. Jennifer Jones, Charlton Heston, Karl Malden (82 min) (7 stills)
NEW: February 9:
Keeper of the Flame (1942) Directed by George Cukor. Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Richard Whorf (100 min) (8 stills).
NEW: February 5:
Heat Lightning (1934) Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Aline MacMahon, Ann Dvorak, Preston Foster (64 minutes).
NEW: January 22:
Possessed (1931) Directed by Clarence Brown. Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Wallace Ford. (76 min) Updated (9 stills)
NEW: January 12:
Laura (1944) Directed by Otto Preminger. Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, Judith Anderson (88 min) (13 stills)
NEW: November 20:
Music and Lyrics (2007) Directed by Marc Lawrence. Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Johnson (96 min) (5 stills)
NEW: November 17:
Victimas del Pecado (Victims of Sin) (1950) Written and Directed by Emilio Fernández. Ninón Sevilla, Rodolfo Acosta, Tito Junco (85 min) DCP in Spanish with English subtitles (3 stills)
NEW: November 6:
Working Girl (1988) Directed by Mike Nichols. Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver (113 min) (5 stills).
NEW: November 3:
Sombra Verde (Untouched) (1954) Directed by Roberto Gavaldon. Ricardo Montalban, Ariadne Welter, Victor Parra (85 min) (3 stills).
NEW: October 25:
Frida (2002) Directed by Julie Taymor. Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush (123 minutes) Rated R. 35mm print from Park Circus (3 stills)
NEW: October 23:
Crossing Delancey (1988) Directed by Joan Micklin Silver. Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Reizl Bozyk (97 min) (5 stills).
NEW: October 18:
Mad Love (1935) Directed by Karl Freund. Peter Lorre, Frances Drake, Colin Clive (68 minutes) 35mm print from Warner Brothers Classics (6 stills)
NEW: October 6:
Peppermint Soda (1977) Directed by Diane Kurys. Eléonore Klarwein, Odile Michel, Anouk Ferjac (102 min) PG French with English subtitles DCP (3 stills).
NEW: October 2:
How to Steal a Million (1966) Directed by William Wyler. Audrey Hepburn, Peter O’Toole, Hugh Griffith. (122 min). (13 stills)
NEW: September 29:
The World of Henry Orient (1964) Directed by George Roy Hill. Peter Sellers, Tippy Walker, Merrie Spaeth, Angela Lansbury (106 minutes) 35mm print from Park Circus (5 stills).
NEW: September 22:
The Killers (1946) Directed by Robert Siodmak. Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmund O’Brien (105 minutes) (DCP)
NEW: September 18:
That Night In Rio (1941) Directed by Irving Cummings. Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Carmen Miranda (90 min.) (12 stills).
NEW: September 13:
In the Palm of Your Hand (En la palma de tu mano) (1951) Directed by Roberto Gavaldon. Arturo de Cordova, Leticia Palma, Ramón Gay (90 min) In Spanish with English subtitles DCP (3 stills).
NEW: September 4:
Some Like It Hot (1959) Directed by Billy Wilder. Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon. Joe E. Brown (121 min). (15 stills).
NEW: August 7:
:Laurel and Hardy Short Comedies (1927-1933) (92 min.) The Battle of the Century (1927) Directed by Clyde Bruckman (19 min) The Busy Bodies (1933) Directed by Lloyd French (19 min) Their First Mistake (1932) Directed by George Marshall (21 min) The Music Box (1932) Directed by James Parrott (29 min)
NEW: July 24:
:Holiday (1938) Directed by George Cukor. Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan, Lew Ayres (95min) (11 stills)