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Carry On #14: Follow That Camel

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Oct 17, 2019

Ouch. How could I put this into simple words? Let say that Follow That Camel (Gerald Thomas, 1967) is not excellent. It’s not completely bad either, and it remains enjoyable. But it’s weak if you compare it to many of the other Carry On films and a disappointment after watching Don̵ read more

The Sorcerers (1967)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Oct 17, 2019

The Sorcerers Directed by Michael Reeves Written by Michael Reeves and Tom Baker 1967/UK Toby Tenser Films/Curtwel Productions/etc. First viewing/Amazon Instant They Shoot Zombies Don’t They? Interesting premise plus Boris Karloff made this unsung thriller a very pleasant surprise. Aged hynost read more

British Pathé - Plastic Skeletons ( 1965 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 17, 2019

Ever wondered how your body is structured? If you were curious enough, you've probably examined a model of the human skeletal system. Medical students need to look at skeleton models in detail to understand how the body moves the way it does.....and that is where plastic skeletons come in handy.&nbs read more

The Watcher (2000, Joe Charbanic)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 17, 2019

I do not regret watching The Watcher, which features Keanu Reeves as a serial killer who sees the world like a shitty late nineties video camera. It might not even be a video camera. The shots might just be through a shitty video viewfinder. There’s a lot of… competency on display in the film, but read more

Book Review--Cult Filmmakers: 50 Movie Mavericks You Need to Know

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 17, 2019

Cult Filmmakers: 50 Movie Mavericks You Need to Know Ian Haydn Smith White Lion Publishing, 2019 While there isn’t a definitive definition of what makes a cult film, there is an essential agreement among film fans that these movies are not business as usual. The description “cult” read more

Classic Film Freak Posted by on Oct 17, 2019

When a studio's survival is Paramount

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Oct 17, 2019

Carole Lombard (shown in a 1936 swimsuit shoot) spent more than seven years at Paramount, and the relationship was, well, complicated. While it ranked among the industry's leaders, the studio never fully utilized Lombard's skills, and most of her signature films were made elsewhere. (Carole wasn't a read more

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at – The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Oct 17, 2019

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at – The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) The indisputable masterpiece of German Expressionism is The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari–both because it’s a perfect example of the style done right (which was less common than you’d think!) and because it’s just plain read more

The CMBA 10th Anniversary Blogathon: Top Five Film Noirs from 70 Years Ago

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Oct 17, 2019

There’s a reason why they called it “The Golden Age of Hollywood.” These days, if I were to decide on any given evening that I wanted to go to the picture show, I’d be hard-pressed to find something that was worth my time or money. But that wasn’t the case 70 years ago. The year 1949 saw the read more

Watching 1939: Torture Ship (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Oct 17, 2019

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them. As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, th read more

book: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead (20009; trans 2018 Antonia Lloyd-Jones) by Olga Tokarczuk

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Oct 17, 2019

Tokarczuk received the Nobel Literature Prize the other day, and so I scuttled along to my local library to borrow this book, which was the only one of hers they had. For once the dearth of an author’s books was actually rather cheering: Tokarczuk’s English-language translation have app read more

Rd 10 (Performance) Muscle Car Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Oct 17, 2019

Here we go with rd 10: Rd 10 (Performance) Which car would you rather drive in a race? Rd 10 (Performance) Which car would you rather drive in a race? Rd 10 (Performance) Which car would you rather drive in a race? Rd 10 (Performance) Which car would you rather drive in a race? read more

The Third Man At 70

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 16, 2019

Oh, how I love The Third Man (or The 3rd Man). Regardless of how you write it, Carol Reed‘s post-war noir is one of those special films that was a case of love at first sight.  I knew some of the reasons already, but watching the film with a friend (on his first viewing) teased them out even read more

Carry On #13: Don’t Lose Your Head

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Oct 16, 2019

I wasn’t expecting much from Don’t Lose Your Head (Gerald Thomas, 1967). To me, it felt as if it was going to be one of these nice but somehow forgettable Carry Ons. That was mostly because the film is not necessarily the most famous or the most talked-about of the series, just one amon read more

book: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007) by Mohsin Hamid

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Oct 16, 2019

I picked up this shortish book on impulse recently and am very glad I did so. It was only when I got it home that I noticed (duh) that it had been shortlisted for the Man Booker back in the day — presumably 2007 or 2008. Somewhat to my shame, I found myself wondering if spotting the relevant read more

The Wild Bunch - Looking Back on Peckinpah's Classic After 50 Years

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Oct 16, 2019

William Holden in The Wild Bunch. Fifty years ago, two of American cinema's most influential Westerns were released: the revisionist Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch. Neither film staved off the decline of the Western genre, but each impacted Hollywood in s read more

Section des Disparus (1956)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Oct 16, 2019

vt Seccion Desaparecidos; vt Of Missing Persons France, Argentina / 80 minutes / bw / Guaranteed, CICC, Borderie, Discifilm Dir: Pierre Chenal Pr: Jaime Cabouli, Raymond Borderie Scr: Pierre Chenal, Domingo Di Núbila, Agustín Cuzzani Story: Of Missing Persons (1950) by David Goodis Cine: Américo read more

An auction from Loretta's estate, plus National joy in D.C.

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Oct 16, 2019

Artist Sanniya Harmony created this image of Carole Lombard with two similarly ethereal Hollywood legends, Loretta Young and Marilyn Monroe. We bring this up because Young's daughter-in-law, Linda Lewis, has announced that Julien's is to hold an online auction of many items from Loretta's estate, an read more

THE BLOOD BEAST TERROR

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Oct 16, 2019

The latest issue of Richard Klemensen's LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS, #43, is chock full of goodies. Two films are exhaustively covered in this issue. The first one is CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED, the almost-forgotten sequel to the original VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED. The second is THE BLOOD BEAST TERROR, a 1967 read more

Carry On #12: Carry On Screaming!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Oct 15, 2019

As I told you at the end of my last article, today, I’ll be reviewing a film that is perfect for Halloween season: Carry On Screaming! It’s still mid-October, so this gives you the second half of the month to see it! read more
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