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Charlotte and Her Lover (1960, Jean-Luc Godard)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 10, 2019

Somewhere around minute seven–of an unlucky thirteen–Charlotte and Her Lover's ending started to seem inevitable; predictability makes the last six minutes even more tiresome. Writer, director, and de facto lead Godard (he looped in the ranting monologue for onscreen lead Jean-Paul read more

Noir Nook: Ripped from the Headlines – Rope (1948)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Jul 10, 2019

Noir Nook: Ripped from the Headlines – Rope (1948) Rope is a 1948 feature directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart, John Dall, and Farley Granger. It may not be necessarily categorized as film noir, but it is undeniably imbued with a feeling of trepidation and inevitable doom that read more

Rd 2 (30's Era) Favorite Classic Movie Actress Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Jul 10, 2019

Here we go with rd 2: 1930's Era Rd 2: Which actress do you like more? 1930's Era Rd 2: Which actress do you like more? read more

Hello Out There (1949)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jul 10, 2019

US / 31 minutes / bw / Huntington Hartford Dir: James Whale Pr: Huntington Hartford Scr: George W. Tobin Story: Hello Out There! (1941 play, staged 1942) by William Saroyan Cine: Karl Struss Cast: Marjorie Steele, Harry Morgan, Lee Patrick, Ray Teal. Created as a segment of an anthology feature read more

Book Review: CARL DENHAM'S GIANT MONSTERS

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jul 10, 2019

Frank Dello Stritto's CARL DENHAM'S GIANT MONSTERS is a follow up to his magnificent book A WEREWOLF REMEMBERS: THE TESTAMENT OF LAWRENCE STEWART TALBOT. Both volumes are "biographies" of famous fantastic film characters. CARL DENHAM'S GIANT MONSTERS covers the life of the man who captured King Kon read more

'Semi-nude'? Okay...

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 10, 2019

When the category is "racy Carole Lombard photos," the first name that should come to mind is William E. Thomas. The Pathe photographer took all sorts of pics of her in the late '20s, when Carole was in her early 20s -- the sensual shots of Lombard (such as the one above are what he's best known for read more

Creature of Destruction (1967)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jul 9, 2019

Creature of Destruction Directed by Larry Buchanan Written by Tony Huston USA/1966 Azalea Picures First viewing/YouTub If only the monster had more screen time this could qualify as a fun bad movie.  Unfortunately, he only shows up briefly and usually after dark. A mad hypnotist (Les Tremayne) disco read more

On DVD/Blu-ray: Annette and Frankie in How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jul 9, 2019

In a lot of ways How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965) is a typical beach film. It’s got you-couldn’t-do-that-today lady ogling, horny, but ultimately unsuccessful beach boys, cheerful musical outbursts, and a sprinkling of old Hollywood stars that were presumably meant to draw parents to th read more

X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jul 9, 2019

(1963) Directed by Roger Corman; Written by Robert Dillon and Ray Russell; Story by Ray Russell; Starring: Ray Milland, Diana Van der Vlis, Harold J. Stone, John Hoyt and Don Rickles; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: **** “I had numerous opportunities to join the Establishmen read more

A fiery, massive, largely silent disaster

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 9, 2019

It was 82 years ago today that part of Carole Lombard died, slightly more than 4 1/2 years before she actually did. This "death" didn't occur on a rugged Nevada mountainside, but in a small New Jersey town where she had far more than 21 fellow victims.We're referring to a fire in Little Ferry, N.J., read more

Three Favorite Movies in STRANGER THINGS 3

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jul 9, 2019

*Warning! Mild spoilers ahead, but only related to minor incidents. No major plot points are discussed. The third season of Stranger Things continues its love affair with all things 80s, including the movies of that decade and the heyday of the local video rental store, which gives the final episod read more

Cinema Style File - Barbara Stanwyck Straight Down the Line in 1944's DOUBLE INDEMNITY

GlamAmor Posted by on Jul 8, 2019

A little over a week ago, I started my Pre-Code screening series The Style of Sin at the Egyptian Theatre and my first star was Barbara Stanwyck. As we saw while watching Ladies of Leisure (1930) and Baby Face (1933), she was a talented actress from the very beginning of her career. And though read more

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Jul 8, 2019

The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick One of flims greatest sins was its way it had women shown in the past in classic movies is that women was taking to backseat to men in that era as  Natural, the Alice Guy-Blache documentary, and Mallory O’Mea read more

In Cold Blood (1967)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jul 8, 2019

In Cold Blood Directed by Richard Brooks Written by Richard Brooks from the book by Truman Capote 1967/USA Columbia Pictures/Pax Enterprises Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant Splendid cinematography and excellent acting make this tale of murder and madness a must-see. This is the true story of Dick Hick read more

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947): Danny Kaye Does Thurber

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 8, 2019

In many ways, it seems short stories are the best sources for feature-length films because they allow the narrative to take the spark of an idea and extrapolate and mold it into something new and hopefully ingenious in its own right. Author James Thurber didn’t seem to think that was the case read more

Lady of Burlesque (1943)

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on Jul 8, 2019

via: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036094/mediaindex?ref_=tt_pv_mi_sm   Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. In 1943, Barbara Stanwyck donned spangles and lace to star as Dixie Daisy, the titular “lady of burlesque.” This mildly goofy murder mystery seems an odd choice for the read more

This will get your goat

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Jul 8, 2019

A new acronym has surfaced in recent years, "G.O.A.T.," or "greatest of all time." It's often used to label athletes -- is Babe Ruth the "G.O.A.T." of baseball, or might it be Willie Mays? (If Mike Trout keeps up his fabulous career, he'll enter the discussion, though it'd help his cause if the Ange read more

Jack Arnold's "It Came From Outer Space"

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jul 8, 2019

Richard Carlson and Barbara Rush. On a cool evening outside Sand Rock, Arizona, amateur astronomer John Putnam and his girlfriend Ellen watch a meteor crash into the desert. The pair and a pilot friend are the first to arrive at the newly-formed crater. John ventures into the rubble and--to his ast read more

Silver Screen Standards: The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Jul 8, 2019

For the very first post of a column called “Silver Screen Standards,” I can’t think of a better choice than The Wizard of Oz (1939), a film that continues to delight and amaze viewers of all ages eighty years after its original release. People often ask me to name my favorite movie, a request read more

Musical Monday: Broadway Hostess (1935)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jul 8, 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: Broadway Hostess (1935) read more
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