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book: Tequila Blue (1992; trans 2004 Nick Caistor) by Rolo Diez

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 17, 2019

A truly savage satire of corruption in Mexican society but most especially among the Mexican police, Tequila Blue is strong meat that’s most definitely not for everyone. Carlos Hernandez is a Mexican cop and therefore (according to the novel) a crook — he has to be in order to survive, read more

The Great Arthur Kennedy

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

My favourite character actor, Arthur Kennedy would have been 105 today and, for the occasion, I’m hosting the Arthur Kennedy’s Conquest of the Screen Blogathon. I was initially supposed to write about an episode from The Alfred Hitchcock Hour in which Kennedy starred but, instead, IR read more

Quote: Brigitte Bardot on Humanity

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Feb 17, 2019

Image Source In a way, humanity remains like an animal. It functions as a herd. Man is fundamentally selfish, and most people do not react to a cause unless it directly affects them … I want the public to be indignant, to come out of its comfort zone. -Brigitte Bardot Quote Source read more

The Company of Wolves

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Feb 17, 2019

(1984) Directed by Neil Jordan; Written by Angela Carter and Neil Jordan; Based on a story by Angela Carter; Starring: Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, David Warner, Stephen Rea and Micha Bergese; Available on Blu-ray, DVD and Amazon Prime Rating: ***½ “The one thing we did read more


Caftan Woman Posted by on Feb 17, 2019

Virginie of The Wonderful World of Cinema is hosting this blogathon tribute to Arthur Kennedy on the occasion of the 105th anniversary of his birth. Click HERE for the tributes to the fine actor. Arthur Kennedy 1914-1990 John Arthur Kennedy made his Broadway debut in the short-lived Ma read more

A second glance at a September 'Shado'

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

And no, that's not a misspelling. We're referring to Shadoplay, the short-lived, low-priced sibling of its legendary sister fan magazine, Photoplay. Shadoplay began publication in early 1933 ( While the 10-cent mag promised the same level of sophist read more

A Fúria dos Justos (1955) / Trial (1955)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Feb 17, 2019

A Fúria dos Justos (1955) / Trial (1955) Quando passamos a assistir muitos filmes, vemos além dos grandes atores de praxe e começamos a prestar atenção nos coadjuvantes que roubam a cena. No pouco conhecido “A Fúria dos Justos” (1955), um desses coadjuvantes brilha: é Anthony read more

Secret of the Blue Room (1933)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Feb 16, 2019

US / 66 minutes / bw / Universal Dir: Kurt Neumann Pr: Carl Laemmle Jr. Scr: William Hurlbut Story: Geheimnis des Blauen Zimmers (1932 screenplay) by Erich Philippi Cine: Charles Stumar Cast: Lionel Atwill, Gloria Stuart, Paul Lukas, Edward Arnold, Onslow Stevens, William Janney, Robert Barrat, Muri read more

Green Book

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Feb 16, 2019

The title Green Book refers to an artifact that many never knew existed. Published until 1966,  The Negro Travelers’ Green Book served as a reference guide to find restaurants and lodging that would serve blacks, especially in the deep south. Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) and Dr. Don Shirley (Mah read more

Fantastic Voyage (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Feb 16, 2019

Fantastic Voyage Directed by Richard Fleischer Written by Harry Kleiner; adapted by David Duncan from a story by Otto Klement and Jerome Bixby 1966/USA Twentieth Century Fox Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant This sci-fi classic is not as fantastic as I remember from my youth.  Still pretty cool for its read more

Tintin et le Temple du Soleil ( 1969 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 16, 2019

Tintin, the beloved comic book creation of Belgium illustrator Herge, was transferred to the big screen as a fabulous full-length feature film in 1969 - Tintin et le Temple du Soleil. It was based upon one of Tintin's most famous escapades, his search for the missing Professor Calculus and a ba read more

Mister Buddwing (1966, Delbert Mann)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 16, 2019

Mister Buddwing is kind of amazing. And exceptional. But only if both those descriptors are used as pejoratives. Like. Wow. What a mess it is. What’s funny is how director Mann maybe sees what he’s trying to do with the film but doesn’t see how he’s not achieving it. The film wants to be edgy read more

My Top Favorite Silent Movies

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

About a week ago, the esteemed Joshua Kennedy (writer, producer, and director of HOUSE OF THE GORGON) asked me to compile a list of my favorite silent movies. I consider this to be a worthy request, and this list will mark my 700th(!) blog post. If you think being a classic film buff makes you some read more

Old-school romcoms, and a spin on the genre today

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

Carole Lombard and Robert Montgomery "battle" on the set of their romantic comedy "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," in theaters 78 years ago today. Audiences cheered Carole's return to comedy after several dramas, and the in-and-out genre now known as "romcoms" appears back in again. "Crazy Rich Asians" did far b read more

À Meia Luz (1944) / Gaslight (1944)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Feb 16, 2019

À Meia Luz (1944) / Gaslight (1944) Este é o filme que deu a Ingrid Bergman seu primeiro Oscar de Melhor Atriz. Este é o primeiro filme feito pela atriz Angela Lansbury. Este é mais um filme com uma protagonista forte dirigido por George Cukor. E este é o filme que originou o termo “ga read more

First Reformed (2017)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 15, 2019

“You’re always in the Garden.  Even Jesus wasn’t always in the Garden, on his knees, sweating blood. He was on the Mount. He was in the marketplace. He was in the temple. But you, you’re always in the Garden.”  Paul Schrader and Martin Scorsese unknowingly formed a leg read more

The Arthur Kennedy’s Conquest of the Screen Blogathon is here!

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

It has finally arrived! Today, we start celebrating my favourite character actor, the incomparable Arthur Kennedy, with the blogathon I’ve created in his honour! The festivities start today and will take an end of February 17 or, more precisely, on what would have been his 105th birthday! Art read more

Top of the World: Exploring some of my favourite Hitchcock film scenes!

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

Oh, Hitchcock, good old Hitchcock. What would be The Wonderful World of Cinema without any discussions about his films? Well, it’s been a long time since we didn’t have one and Maddy’s Third Hitchcock Blogathon that she is hosting on her blog Maddy Loves Her Classic Films seems to read more

Movie Music, the Communicating Link

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Feb 15, 2019

Bernard Herrmann, likely the most celebrated of classic era film composers today, who wrote the scores  for Citizen Kane, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho and Taxi Driver among countless others, once said of the function of the film score: Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock “I read more

Meeting Buster Backwards: A Hard Act to Resist

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Feb 15, 2019

This is my entry in the Buster Keaton Blogathon hosted by the amazing Lea Stans at Silent-ology . Please click here for more Buster goodies! And thanks, Lea, for keeping silents alive. I believe this to by my first encounter with Buster: Candid Camera was a family favorite and I do r read more