Archive for category: by Tom Keogh

Review: Bobby Deerfield

31 August, 2010 (03:27) | by Tom Keogh, Film Reviews | By: Tom Keogh

[Originally published in Movietone News 58-59, August 1978] Sydney Pollack has carted the same thematic luggage down the road so consistently that running a standard, connect-the-dots literary tracer through his feature works is relatively easy. Pollack has concerned himself not so much with issues of death as with things that are dead, or so close […]

Review: The Silent Witness

19 November, 2009 (07:09) | by Tom Keogh, Film Reviews | By: Tom Keogh

[Originally published in Movietone News 64-65, March 1980] The Silent Witness is a 60-minute British documentary about the controversial Shroud of Turin, which contains a full facial and bodily image of a dead man who may or may not have been Jesus Christ. Producer-director David W. Rolfe figures—and rightly so—that few people will be likely […]

Review: Alien

10 November, 2009 (07:51) | by Tom Keogh, Film Reviews, Science Fiction | By: Tom Keogh

[Originally published in Movietone News 64-65, March 1980] As a horror movie, Alien is appropriately concerned with collective nightmares (being chased and caught; the monster is below us, now above us; someone we know is, in fact, not human), and lustfully derivative of the genre’s white-middle-class fears that give rise to the nightmares (loss of […]