Category Archives: Stuart Rosenberg

Hunger and other films about doing time

I haven’t spent a lot of time in prisons and don’t want to. But I won’t deny they make tremendous story settings. This was brought home to me again over the weekend after watching Hunger, Steve McQueen’s 2008 depiction of … Continue reading

Headhunters and Laughing Policemen

Such is the speed with which Hollywood is keen to co-opt Scandinavian crime fiction, that even before the movie version of Jo Nesbo’s Headhunters hit Australian cinemas, a US remake was in the works. I’m curious what exactly the remake … Continue reading

WUSA

Has anyone ever done dissolute as well as Paul Newman? Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Hud, The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, and the little known WUSA. WUSA numbers among that great batch of films made in the early seventies, … Continue reading