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Men in War (1957)

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

“Tell me the story of the foot soldier and I’ll tell you the story of all wars.” The date might seem arbitrary but we are told that this story takes place over the course of one day: Sept 6, 1950. Robert Ryan might as well be the stand-in for a Bill Mauldin G.I. as he leads a batt read more

God’s Little Acre (1958)

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

If there was an atypical even offbeat Anthony Mann picture, then God’s Little Acre would probably fit the bill. Based on the wildly popular and vehemently decried Depression-era work of the same name by Erskine Caldwell, it essentially serves as a second outing for much of the cast and crew read more

'Twentieth Century' as the comedy of life

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

Carole Lombard's only overlap of pre-Code and screwball comedy, "Twentieth Century," enabled her to evolve from featured player to bona fide star. But this sophisticated Broadway satire had different titles in other countries whose citizens didn't know the Twentieth Century was the name of a fabled read more

Bob and Fay, part 2: Wray and Riskin go West(wood)

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 7, 2019

Of late, it may seem as if this Carole Lombard site has been hijacked by Fay Wray and Robert Riskin. If so, we're willing accomplices, since their daughter, Victoria Riskin, recently released a well-reviewed biography of her actress mother and screenwriter father.Tuesday night, I met Victoria at a W read more

book: The Archivist (1998) by Martha Cooley

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Mar 7, 2019

A novel that initially enthralled me through the beautiful clarity of its writing and then through the patterns of parallels in its network of a plot; even so, I was hardly prepared for the emotional devastation of its finale. Matt, in his mid-60s, is a senior archivist in the library of an unnamed read more

Tell Your Children (1936, Louis J. Gasnier)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 7, 2019

Tell Your Children, or Reefer Madness, is sort of mundanely bad. Sure, Carl Pierson’s editing somehow pads shots to make the sixty-six minute movie drag even more than it does because of the terrible script and bad acting, but the script is just dumb and bad. There’s nothing exciting about it, othe read more

Classic Film Freak Posted by on Mar 7, 2019

Chamber of Horrors: The Fear Flasher and the Horror Horn!

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Mar 7, 2019

Important! Please click on the video below to watch William Conrad's brief warning about the film we are reviewing: Made in 1966, Chamber of Horrors is not a William Castle film, though it certainly could have been made by the Master of Movie Gimmicks. Instead, Chamber of Horrors wa read more

TITANIC (1953)

Stardust and Shadows Posted by Terry on Mar 7, 2019

James Cameron’s mega budget picture aside, the sinking of the  Titanic, first and foremost, is a human story. The sinking of the unsinkable has been filmed many times,  beginning in silent film to the definitive British production A NIGHT TO REMEMBER (1958).   Director Jean Negulesco’s  read more

Announcing The Great Villain Blogathon 2019!

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Mar 6, 2019

Come join us!! You’ll be glad you did! (Mwah ha ha!!) Speakeasy It’s time once again for the Big Bad Blogathon event where you’re invited to feature your favourite movie villain(s). Your hosts are Ruth of Silver Screenings, Karen of Shadows & Satin and Kristina of Speakeasy. The rules read more

Lady Scarface (1941)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Mar 6, 2019

US / 66 minutes / bw / RKO Dir: Frank Woodruff Pr: Cliff Reid Scr: Arnaud D’Usseau, Richard Collins Cine: Nicholas Musuraca Cast: Dennis O’Keefe, Judith Anderson, Frances Neal, Mildred Coles, Eric Blore, Marc Lawrence, Damian O’Flynn, Andrew Tombes, Marion Martin, Rand Brooks, Arthur Shields, read more

So, what did she think about Hollywood?

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 6, 2019

It's 1935 and Carole Lombard, a favorite of fan magazines for her blend of beauty and outspokenness, is a frequent subject for interviews. One of them has this tantalizing title......"What Carole Lombard Thinks About Hollywood." It's from someone named Marcella Burke and begins on page 40 of the Aug read more

Rd 5 Classic Screen Villains Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Mar 6, 2019

Here we go with rd 5.. Rd 5: Which classic screen villain is better? Rd 5: Which classic screen villain is better? Rd 5: Which classic screen villain is better? Rd 5: Which classic screen villain is better? Rd 5: Which classic screen villain is better? read more

Man of the West (1958)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 5, 2019

The proverbial stranger rides into town looking for a place to wash up and grab a bite to eat. We get the sense he might be sticking around. Except, soon enough, he turns right back around and buys a ticket on the first train out of town. Because he has business to attend to. The train gets ambushed read more

Come Drink with Me (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 5, 2019

Come Drink with Me Directed by King Hu Written by King Hu and Shan-Hsi Ting 1966/Hong Kong Shaw Brothers First viewing/Amazon Instant   Good early chop-socky movie was marred somewhat on my viewing by bad English dubbing. Evil henchmen kidnap Golden Swallow’s brother, the Governor’s read more

Rat Race (2001, Jerry Zucker)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 5, 2019

If you had told me there was a movie with John Cleese in funny fake teeth and Smash Mouth as a plot point (a positive one), I don’t know I would’ve believed it. But if there is going to be a movie with John Cleese in funny fake teeth and Smash Mouth as in a positive cameo… it’s going to be a read more

A Swede-looking cover

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 5, 2019

Carole Lombard's "I Take This Woman" wouldn't premiere in Sweden until Jan. 2, 1932, but eight months earlier she already was known there. For proof, check out the cover of this Swedish magazine from April 19, 1931 -- a stunning image of Lombard I've never seen anywhere:The illustrated publication, read more

On Blu-ray: William Holden and Ryan O'Neal in The Wild Rovers (1971)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Mar 5, 2019

The Blake Edwards western Wild Rovers (1971) strives to be many things, with varying levels of success. It embraces wide-open spaces, but knows little about what to do with the people in them. Featuring a beautifully-seasoned William Holden and a pretty-and-aware-of-it Ryan O’Neal, it isn read more

Pre-Code Crazy: The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Mar 4, 2019

If you know me at all, you know I’m a ginormous Ann Harding fan. What you might not know is that I am most decidedly not a huge John Boles fan. Not even a minor John Boles fan. Not even . . . well, you get the idea. Despite this, I didn’t hesitate for even a second in selecting my Pre-Code Crazy read more

Interview with Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation Trustee John Walsh

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Mar 4, 2019

Skeleton from The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. All this month at the Classic Film & TV Cafe, we will be paying tribute to the genius of special effects master Ray Harryhausen. We thought the best place to start was with the Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation, which Ray established in 1986 to archi read more
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