BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING (Otto Preminger, 1965)

Otto Preminger’s Bunny Lake Is Missing is a brilliant mystery and a piercing study of twisted family relations.      Single mother Ann Lake has just moved from Boston to London with the help of her brother, Steven, a reporter; when Ann goes to a private school to retrieve her 4-year-old daughter, Bunny cannot be found, nor […]

UNDER THE VOLCANO (John Huston, 1984)

Albert Finney (best actor, London, Los Angeles critics) achieves almost frightening brilliance as embittered, chronically alcoholic former British diplomat Geoffrey Firmin, whom we follow throughout one day—his last—beginning in Cuernavaca, in Morelos, Mexico, in 1938. It is the day after the Day of the Dead.      Malcolm Lowry’s 1947 novel responded to Virginia Woolf’s 1925 Mrs. […]