Barrie Maxwell

Zhou Yu’s Train (DVD)

“A woman torn between a man and a memory.”

You Can’t Take It With You (DVD)

“You may be a high mogul to yourself, Mr. Kirby, but to me you’re a failure — failure as a man, failure as a human being, even a failure as a father. When your time comes, I doubt if a single tear will be shed over you. The world will probably cry ‘good riddance’. That’s a nice prospect, Mr. Kirby.”

World Trade Center: Anatomy of a Collapse (DVD)

Did an unconventional structural design contribute to the World Trade Center collapse?

Will Penny (DVD)

“I’m damn near fifty years old. What am I good for?”

Wildflower (DVD)

“A childhood few could survive…A triumph you’ll never forget” (maybe not)

Wedding in White (DVD)

“She’s in touble.”

War and Peace (DVD)

“The most difficult thing — but an essential one — is to love Life, to love it even while one suffers, because Life is all, Life is God, and to love Life means to love God.” (Leo Tolstoy)

Walk, Don’t Run (DVD)

“I’m sorry. Not one room in the hotel. Olympic, you know.”

Walk On The Wild Side (DVD)

“What’s the worst that can happen? You die.”

Von Ryan’s Express (DVD)

Not quite The Great Escape…but few are.

Violent City (DVD)

“Why is it when I’m with you I always end up in the middle of blood and violence?” “Well it happens the whole city is full of blood and violence. You only see it when you’re with me.”

Vidocq (DVD)

“Fine, I’m a murderer. And who are you?”

Victor/Victoria (DVD)

“As you can tell…I have a legitimate voice.” “Yes. Well, you see, I am looking for something a little more illegitimate.”

Underground (DVD)

“It makes a man a little dizzy.” “What is it, sir?” “Having the central committee of the underground in the palm of my hand.”

Under the Roofs of Paris: Criterion Collection (DVD)

Editor’s Note: This review is excerpted from Judge Barrie Maxwell’s Precedents column, RenĂ© Clair: Three Releases in the Criterion Collection. For more details on the film, please refer to the column.

Two Films by Jacques Becker: Criterion Collection (DVD)

“I wanted my actors to behave as though they were living at the time, not as if they were wearing costumes.”

Twist (DVD)

“If you don’t do it, you’re considered ‘out’.”

Twelve O’Clock High (DVD)

“…poor little lambs who have gone astray…”

True Colors (DVD)

“You don’t own it ’til it costs you something.”

Traffik (DVD)

“Opium…they’re just weeds. They’ll grow anywhere. They just happen to be the richest weeds in the world.”

Touch of Evil (DVD)

“What are you trying to do?” “We’re trying to strap you in the electric chair, boy.”

Tombstone: Vista Series (DVD)

“I don’t think I’ll let you arrest me today.”

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