THE ANNIVERSARY (Roy Ward Baker, 1968)

A Hammer film, The Anniversary is a British black comedy starring Bette Davis, who is wonderful as the one-eyed, unmotherly widowed matriarch of a brood of grown weaklings and their more combative wife and girlfriend. (One of the sons, fixated on women’s undergarments, remains unattached.) This film is wickedly funny and more entertaining, perhaps, than […]