Orson Welles

Filmography

Recent Reviews

Too Much Johnson [workprint]

This is better than most people's finished product in 1938. It's very cinematic, featuring Mercury's Joseph Cotton. What was Orson's intention, and why was it scrapped? I don't recall any...


Black Magic

Orson Welles at the peak of his powers. He isn't good enough to give this film legs, however. It was readily predictable. It makes you really glad that method acting...


The Trial

Of all Welle's post-expat releases (the classic "Touch of Evil" was his last American film), this is probably my favorite. The Shakespearean films are great, too, but I'm not really...


Black Magic

I find it hard to believe this schlocky crud is averaging four stars; I couldn't even make it through an hour of this. And I'm a HUGE Welles fan; I've...


Othello

Extremely powerful acting and wonderful sets and editing. Best parts of this movie are the more surreal ones, like the opening or the attempt on Cassio's life. Great music and...