Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It

Mariem Pérez Riera’s film offers insight into the casting practices of Old Hollywood that saw Moreno emulate Elizabeth Taylor in a bid to impress MGM mogul Louis B Mayer. Clips are not relied on but help to illustrate Moreno’s impact as a versatile film, stage and television performer. “I can’t think of anybody I’ve ever met in the business who lived the American dream more than Rita Moreno,” says Norman Lear at the start of this documentary, which takes a linear approach to Moreno’s long list of achievements (she is…

Discover the film that helped kickstart the found footage phenomenon

Most of the cast members here are genuine non-professionals, appearing in this film for their first and only on-screen role. The Last Broadcast is released on Blu-ray from 6 December via 101 Films. The Blair Witch Project was famously one of the first films to promote itself with a highly successful online viral campaign. While this might lend the denouement a semblance of objectivity, it is also notable that it expressly takes place on the 1 April, 1997 – April Fool’s Day. Share this Words Anton Bitel @AntBit Share this…

George MacKay staves off World War Two in the Munich: The Edge of War trailer

A summit was convened in Munich to hash out an agreement between Hitler and his westward opposition, with a goal of finding a resolution that would appease the fascists while stemming their expansion. Legat is tasked with retrieving a crucial document exposing Hitler’s true intentions – not to establish peace, but rather conquer the world – from von Hartmann, who shares his old university mate’s wish to avert catastrophe despite the Führer’s wishes. George MacKay staves off World War Two in the Munich: The Edge of War trailer The latter…