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Trainspotting (1996, Danny Boyle)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 9, 2016

Trainspotting moves. More than anything, director Boyle concerns himself with the film’s pace, whether through Masahiro Hirakubo’s glorious editing or lead Ewan McGregor’s narration, the film immediately sets a fast pace and keeps it throughout the film. Nothing can slow the film read more

The Streetfighter (1974, Ozawa Shigehiro)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 9, 2016

There’s not much story to The Streetfighter. There’s some, but it’s usually dumb. Director Ozawa isn’t interested in developing lead Sonny Chiba as a character. He’s one of the best “karate men” (I really wonder if that term’s just the subtitles) in J read more

Hollywood Kisses

Timeless Hollywood Posted by Michele on Feb 8, 2016

Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh in Gone With The Wind Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift in A Place In the Sun Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall James Cagney and Anne Sheridan in Angels With Dirty Faces George Peppard and Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s John Gilbert and Greta Garbo Burt La read more

[BASP] Flash Gordon (1980, Mike Hodges) / Popeye (1980, Robert Altman)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 8, 2016

The Best of An Alan Smithee Podcast: Episode Ten Flash Gordon (1980, Mike Hodges) / Popeye (1980, Robert Altman) Originally posted: December 31, 2010 Subscribe via iTunes. read more

Il Bidone (1955)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Feb 8, 2016

Il Bidone (The Swindle) Directed by Federico Fellini Written by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, and Tullio Pinelli 1955/Italy/France Titanus/Societe Generale de Cinematographie Repeat viewing/Netflix rental   This was missing a some of the characteristic Fellini humor that I love. Augusto read more

Fatty Arbuckle e Buster Keaton: quando o aluno supera o mestre

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Feb 8, 2016

Fatty Arbuckle e Buster Keaton: quando o aluno supera o mestre Todos os gênios do mundo tiveram um mentor, uma influência, um apoiador, alguém que abriu caminho para que ele depois brilhasse. No cinema, todos os grandes astros começaram com papéis coadjuvantes em filmes estrelados por outras read more

1001 Classic Movies: Rebecca

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Feb 8, 2016

Rebecca, starring Joan Fontaine (left) and Judith Anderson, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). Today, I'm continuing Februa read more

A Yank in Libya (1942)

Phantom Empires Posted by Clayton on Feb 8, 2016

A Yank in Libya (1942) 2/8/2016 0 Comments   "I say,  Mr. Malone,  in this country, Allah is more important than a headline" Synopsis: A YANK IN LIBYA begins with a chase. A wise-cracking, hard read more

The Revenant

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Feb 8, 2016

The other night, a storm rolled through.  There are a few trees in my yard I always worry about falling over.  With the wind gusting and the rain pouring down, theses trees were shaking every which way.  But then I remembered a line in The Revenant.  “When there is a storm. And you stand in front read more

A Sensual Noodle Fest – Tampopo (1985)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Feb 8, 2016

There are times when eating is simply about fueling up the body for whatever is to come next. Then there are those other times… Juzo Itami’s Tampopo is a film that never forgets the sensual side of food and eating. The movie takes its name from that of its heroine, who runs a roadside ra read more

MOTW: "Seven in Darkness" and "Men of the Dragon"

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Feb 8, 2016

Seven in Darkness (1969). The first film broadcast by ABC under its Movie of the Week banner is a well-made suspense adventure bolstered by a nifty premise. All the passengers aboard a chartered airplane are blind; they are traveling to a conference in Seattle. When the plane runs into a strong stor read more

Musical Monday: Naughty Marietta (1935)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Feb 8, 2016

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: “Naughty Marietta” read more

A Real American Character: The Life of Walter Brennan

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Feb 8, 2016

“Walter Brennan became an archetype, not a stereotype,” which explains author Carl Rollyson’s title “A Real American Character.” Brennan was best known for playing old coots, seguing from starring as a loveable drunks in To Have and Have Not (1944) to becoming America&# read more

Quote of the Week

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Feb 7, 2016

Timothy Carey, the name has a certain aura to it. Some cinephiles know this feeling, those who go out on a limb and watch what little role he has. Carey, a character actor who zigzagged through the latter half of American cinema’s history, from A to Z pictures and everything in between, had a specia read more

Gloria Talbott a popular actress during the 1950’s and 60’s.

Classic Cinema Gold Posted by Art on Feb 7, 2016

  Gloria Talbott was a popular actress during the 1950’s and 60’s with over a hundred film and television credits during her career.   Gloria Talbott was born February 7, 1931 in Glendale in Los Angeles County, California, a city co-founded by one of her grandfathers. Her sist read more

Safe in the Dream of Cinema

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Feb 7, 2016

In a dream, in a place and time that never changes, in a piece of film, that is my safe place. No matter how uncertain the world, I can count on: C.C. Baxter and Miss Kubelik playing gin The Little Tramp's joy at realizing the Blind Girl can see Eve Kendall recommending the trout to Roger T read more


Backlots Posted by Lara on Feb 7, 2016

The 14th annual Noir City festival, the spectacular tribute to film noir that has become a must-see San Francisco tradition, took place last week at the Castro Theatre. Normally, Noir City spans several weekends throughout the month of January, but this year, the festival powers-that-be decided to read more

Dancing Legs Quiz ~ Feb 2016 Edition

Classic Reel Girl Posted by Bonnie on Feb 7, 2016

Take a look at the following partial pictures. Each pair belongs to a dancer whose birthday is this month. Name the dancer. Then give yourself a bonus point if you can name the movie. 1) 2) 3) 4) Good luck! read more

Orson Welles’ other masterpiece

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Feb 7, 2016

Orson Welles’ other masterpiece On February 7, 2016 By CarolMartinheira Movies like Touch of Evil (1958) make me feel sad for all those people who say they don’t watch classic movies. I always say to those heathens ‘you’re gonna regret it on your read more