Archive for tag: Ted Kotcheff

Blu-ray/DVD: ‘Wake in Fright’ and Hitchcock’s original ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’

17 January, 2013 (07:34) | Blu-ray, by Sean Axmaker, DVD, Film Reviews | By: Sean Axmaker

“Wake in Fright” (Image), one of the seminal works of the New Australian cinema of the seventies, is a brutal, blackly funny thriller of an urban schoolteacher (Gary Bond) posted to the Australian Outback, which is a sun-blasted nightmare as far as he’s concerned. He can’t leave fast enough when his Christmas vacation arrives, but […]

Review: North Dallas Forty

4 March, 2010 (05:12) | by Richard T. Jameson, Film Reviews | By: Richard T. Jameson

[Originally published in Movietone News 62-63, December 1979] You don’t have to care or even know much about football to enjoy North Dallas Forty. Ted Kotcheff doesn’t seem to know much about football either, but that didn’t stop him from making a film about it. Well, no, not really. North Dallas Forty is barely about […]