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L’enfance nue (1968)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 4, 2020

L’enfance nue (Naked Childhood) Directed by Maurice Pialat Written by Arlette Langmann and Maurice Pialat 1968/France IMDb link First viewing/Criterion Channel   Maurice Pialat’s feature film debut is a sensitive study of childhood rebellion. Ten-year-old Francois is abandoned by hi read more

Card Party (1896, Georges Méliès)

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 4, 2020

Card Party runs a minute. Three guys sitting outside at a table, drinking wine, playing cards. It’s a family affair for director Méliès (who’s one of the card players), with his brother playing another of them. There aren’t any credits and apparently the third player’s identity is lost to read more

On Blu-ray: Jane Russell, Richard Egan, and Gilbert Roland in Underwater! (1954)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Mar 4, 2020

When a film title ends in an exclamation point as Underwater! (1954) does, it communicates the expectation of spectacle over substance. This is the best way to approach this Howard Hughes production with marketing featuring Jane Russell in a revealing bikini she never wears onscreen. The newly-remas read more

Let's hear it for the homegirl

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 4, 2020

While Carole Lombard never saw the plaque honoring her at her birthplace at 704 Rockhill Street in Fort Wayne, Ind., she posed with it in Los Angeles before it was sent east. There it remains, some 82 years after its installation.We bring this up because the plaque is referred to in a Lombard profil read more

The Counterfeit League (1963 TVM)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Mar 4, 2020

US / 52 minutes / bw / Talent Associates, Paramount, CBS Dir: William Corrigan Pr: Robert Costello Scr: Harold Gast Cine: uncredited Cast: Bruce Gordon, Diane Ladd, John Balzac, Robert Readick, Joseph Warren, Jess Osuna, Joseph Dellasorte, Frank Ferrer, Alan Rich (i.e., Allan Rich), Charles Durning, read more

THE BLACK RAVEN

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Mar 4, 2020

THE BLACK RAVEN (1943) is a mystery film with a rather obvious title--what else would they have called it...THE PLAID RAVEN?? It was made by the Poverty Row company Producers Releasing Corporation, and produced by Sigmund Neufeld and directed by Sam Newfield, frequent low-budget filmmakers (and brot read more

Star Trek: Picard (2020) s01e06 – The Impossible Box

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 3, 2020

This episode… really doesn’t impress. It ought to impress because it finally gets things moving—Picard (Patrick Stewart) heads to the Borg Cube to rescue Soji (Isa Briones). Briones is an android but doesn’t know it. Her lover, Harry Treadaway, knows she’s an android and wants to kill her read more

Stryker’s War (1980, Josh Becker)

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 3, 2020

Stryker’s War runs just over forty-five minutes. The first fifteen to twenty minutes are all about how twenty-two year-old lead Bruce Campbell can both do anything and make everything feel legit. The film opens in Vietnam (as shot in East Michigan) with Campbell taking his squad out on a mission af read more

Her aim is true

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 3, 2020

Carole Lombard's athletic prowess wasn't limited to the tennis court. She excelled in track, swimming and other sports...including skeet shooting, as shown below.And just as Carole honed her tennis game with the aid of renowned instructors such as Eleanor Tennant, so did she get the best to help her read more

Author-Movie Blogger John Greco Discusses His New Book "The Late Show"

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Mar 3, 2020

John Greco--author, movie blogger, and photographer—just published his third collection of short stories, The Late Show and Other Tales of Celluloid Malice. This latest book incorporates his love of classic cinema into eight twisty, provocative tales of murder and mayhem. John recently took ti read more

The Heartbreak Kid (1972): Elaine May’s Graduate

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 3, 2020

I was aware that this was an Elaine May film and for a brief moment I saw Jeannie Berlin and mistakenly believed our director was making an appearance. Berlin is, of course, May’s daughter, and she’s the spitting image of her mother. The same look. The same lilt in her voice. The same c read more

“High Sierra” to screen at PianoForte March 11

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Mar 3, 2020

“High Sierra” to screen at PianoForte March 11 High Sierra (1941) starring Ida Lupino and Humphrey Bogart will screen March 11, 6:45 p.m. at PianoForte, 1335 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor. Admission is $5 for all admissions. Ida Lupino and Humphrey Bogart After the success of They read more

Hell in the Pacific (1968)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 2, 2020

Hell in the Pacific Directed by John Boorman Written by Alexander Jacobs and Eric Bercovici from a novel by Reuben Berkovich 1968/US IMDb link First viewing/Netflix rental Two great performances keep this almost dialogue-free WWII story interesting. An American pilot (Lee Marvin) and a Japanese nava read more

Save Me (2011, Lena Waithe)

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 2, 2020

Save Me is the story of a kid (Jaheem Toombs) whose house burned down and the rest of his family died and he goes to ask the man who saved him (Sam Bologna) why he saved him and the man doesn’t tell him so the kid lies about it to his new best friend. There are some ostensible layers to it—Toombs’s read more

CAFTAN WOMAN'S CHOICE: ONE FOR MARCH ON TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by on Mar 2, 2020

Never Fear aka The Young Lovers, 1950 is the first film to credit Ida Lupino as director. As one of the producers and writers on Not Wanted, 1949 Miss Lupino left Elmer Clifton's name on the credits when she took over as director following Mr. Clifton's heart attack. The independent producti read more

Clint Eastwood's The Outlaw Josey Wales

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Mar 2, 2020

While Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven (1992) racked up the critical accolades, I still maintain that the best Eastwood-directed Western is The Outlaw Josey Wales. Made 15 years earlier, Josey Wales is an unflinching portrait of a man coping with the loss of his family as the U.S. tries to heal from read more

Musical Monday: Joy of Living (1938)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Mar 2, 2020

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: Joy of Living (1938) – read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Mar 2, 2020

“My successes have certainly not been without problems.” –Gale Storm Gale Storm was an actress and singer who found herself starring in two popular television shows of the 1950s. Several of her songs were top ten hits, with “I Hear You Knockin'” being one of the many f read more

Ghost Month Quick Picks and Pans

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Mar 2, 2020

The Uninvited (1944) Ray Milland stars as music critic Roderick Fitzgerald, who travels to the English coast to escape the hustle and bustle of London. Along with his sister Pamela (Ruth Hussey), they purchase a 200-year-old seaside mansion from a retired Navy captain (Donald Crisp). Instead of peac read more

Nothing like a new p1202

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 2, 2020

This one of Carole Lombard for instance, p1202-981, probably from 1934. That smile is mesmerizing, isn't it? And yes, the fur dates the pic, but you must concede she wears it well.It's an 8" x 10" in very good condition, and it's on sale at eBay for $20. Want it? Go to https://www.ebay.com/itm/Origi read more
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