Drew has written 1 review for films rated ★★½ during 2016.

  • You Only Live Once: Production Takes from a Film in the Making

    You Only Live Once: Production Takes from a Film in the Making

    ★★½

    A strange making-of film that suggests something more than the DVD bonus feature it inevitably became. Production Takes from a Film in the Making starts off with several takes that start as the actors get set up, a few moments of gripping drama, and then the cast members easing up after the take has concluded. It's a nice rhythm that's helped by the immediacy of Fritz Lang's motifs: surprise reveals, fog, and weapons.

    The bank robbery scenes didn't work quite…