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Blood Bath (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on May 20, 2019

Blood Bath Directed by Jack Hill and Stephanie Rothman Written by Jack Hill and Stephanie Rothman 1966/US American International Pictures First viewing/YouTube This is the weakest of the several “crazed artist needs to kill to create” sub-genre of horror film I have seen. Successful arti read more

A fateful document

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on May 20, 2019

This is Carole Lombard in late 1936, signing documents in Los Angeles officially adopting that name from her birth moniker of Jane Alice Peters. Little more than a year and a half later, she'd sign another that would come into play much sooner than she may have thought.It's informatio read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 20, 2019

“The story of my life is about back entrances, side doors, secrets elevators and other ways of getting in and out of places so that people won’t bother me.” –Greta Garbo One of the most iconic actresses to have made the transition from silent cinema to sound films was Greta read more

Billy Wilder's Irma la Douce

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on May 20, 2019

Irma and her dog Coquette. After ill-advisedly arresting eighteen Parisian prostitutes, the well-meaning Nestor Patou (Jack Lemmon) is fired from his job as a policeman. He takes an interest in one of the streetwalkers, Irma la Douce (Shirley MacLaine), and defends her honor when her "manager" star read more

Musical Monday: Love Me or Leave Me (1955)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on May 20, 2019

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 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: Love Me or Leave Me – read more

Zatoichi’s Vengeance (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on May 19, 2019

Zatoichi’s Vengeance (Zatoichi no uta ga kikorero) Directed by Tokuzo Tanaka Written by Hajime Takaiwa 1966/Japan Daiei Studios First viewing/Netflix rental Always a treat to have the next fix of my favorite blind swordsman! The plot of these things is always same-ish, which matters to me not read more

Modern Musical Films Tourney Rd 1

All Good Things Posted by monty on May 19, 2019

Here we go with a brand new tourney all about modern musical 1970 Rd 1 Part 1: Which film do you like more? Rd 1 Part 1: Which film do you like more? Rd 1 Part 1: Which film do you like more? Rd 1 Part 1: Which film do you like more? read more

You're Invited! Presenting THE STYLE OF SIN Pre-Code Series at Egyptian Theatre Starting 6/30

GlamAmor Posted by on May 19, 2019

I'm excited to announce that my long awaited 6-part Pre-Code speaker/screening series at the American Cinematheque will start Sunday, June 30 at the Egyptian Theatre! THE STYLE OF SIN 1930-1934: PRE-CODE FILM WITH KIMBERLY TRUHLER Talk starts at 1:00 pm  followed by double feature of fil read more

Thunder Road (2018, Jim Cummings)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on May 19, 2019

Writer, director, and star Cummings has really long takes in Thunder Road. Usually of himself. The film opens with Cummings breaking down giving the eulogy at his mother’s funeral service, which kicks off his life going downhill. Not his mother dying, but the funeral service breakdown. Cummings alr read more

A screenwriter and his 'Extracurricular Activities'

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on May 19, 2019

Screenwriters today will never be able to squire Carole Lombard around Hollywood as Robert Riskin did in 1935. Nearly none will equal him by winning an Academy Award for one of their scripts.But while such lofty achievements are beyond their grasp, the current crop of screen scribes can make a decen read more

book: Follow Her Home (2013) by Steph Cha

Noirish Posted by John Grant on May 19, 2019

Juniper Song — generally called just Song — is a young single woman of Korean extraction living in LA and with a lifelong addiction to the works of Raymond Chandler, specifically the Marlowe novels. The opening few lines of this novel sold me on it, vibrant as they are with the timbre M read more

TCM Classic Film Tour NYC Ticket Giveaway (May/June)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on May 19, 2019

The TCM Classic Film Tour NYC Ticket GiveawayWe’re giving away THREE PAIRS of Tickets in May and June! “New York, New York, It’s a Wonderful Town” We’re VERY EXCITED to announce our 2nd giveaway with NYC’s On Location Tours, the Concierge Choice Award Winner read more

Top of the World: Celebrating Frank Capra with Five Films!

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on May 18, 2019

Today, the highly celebrated movie director Frank Capra would have been 122 years old! For the occasion, I thought, what would be a better way to pay him tribute than with a top list of my favorite films of his?! I liked the idea of the top 5 format that we did for the Five Favourite Films of the F read more

Pictured at an exhibition: Carole meets San Diego

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on May 18, 2019

This isn't the first time we've run this rare photo of ill-fated comedic legends Carole Lombard and Thelma Todd, but now we have some new information about it.First, the description: Lombard, standing, and dancer-actor-future U.S. senator George Murphy greet Todd and her mother who are in a sedan ch read more

THE COPS BLOG-A-THON: Dragnet, 1954

Caftan Woman Posted by on May 18, 2019

The entertaining and thought-provoking site Dubsism is giving us The Cops Blog-a-Thon in honour of National Police Week. Our host, J-Dub says "This one is all about your favorite fictional cops." Click here to enjoy the contributions. The story you about to see is true. The names have b read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on May 18, 2019

The super-villain Fantomas was created by French writers Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain over a hundred years ago. The character appeared in a mammoth silent movie serial produced in 1913-14 and directed by Louis Feuillade. This legendary screen adventure was the forerunner of many of the blockbu read more


Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on May 18, 2019

(1944) Directed by Alfred Hitchcock; Screenplay by Jo Swerling; Story by John Steinbeck; Starring: Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak, Mary Anderson, John Hodiak, Henry Hull, Canada Lee and Hume Cronyn; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: ****½ “The intent of read more

Mademoiselle Fifi (1944)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on May 18, 2019

US / 69 minutes / bw / RKO Dir: Robert Wise Pr: Val Lewton Scr: Josef Mischel, Peter Ruric Story: “Mademoiselle Fifi” (1882) and “Boule de Suif” (1880) by Guy de Maupassant Cine: Harry Wild Cast: Simone Simon, John Emery, Kurt Kreuger, Alan Napier, Helen Freeman, Jason Robards (i.e., Jason Robards read more

Review: Night and The City (1950)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 18, 2019

I’m not sure why but like Tommy Udo, the name Harry Fabian always stays with me when I think of Richard Widmark. One is the apex of sadistic evil and the other an archetypical noir hero met with utter calamity. It’s true that for those who know a bit of the oeuvre of American director read more

Sós no Mundo (1934) / Two Alone (1934)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on May 18, 2019

Sós no Mundo (1934) / Two Alone (1934) Uma história de Cinderela – mas feita antes do Código Hays. Isso significa que não há quase nada “de fadas” neste “conto”. Para começar, “Sós no Mundo” é uma história rural de uma órfã que é adotada read more