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Western RoundUp: Lone Pine (Virtual) Film Festival

Western RoundUp: Lone Pine (Virtual) Film Festival Every October for the past half-dozen years I’ve spent Columbus Day weekend at the Lone Pine Film Festival in Lone Pine, California. In a Western RoundUp column last fall I shared a look at some … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Silver Screen Standards: The Night of the Hunter (1955) The Night of the Hunter (1955) is such a haunting and unusual film that I often wonder what else Charles Laughton might have produced had he directed any more movies, but … Continue reading

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Marilyn: Behind the Icon – River of No Return

Monroe’s Dynamism Vies with the Majestic Canadian Rockies in River of No Return, An Odyssey of Redemption “I’m really eager to do something else,” Monroe announced in 1953. “Squeezing yourself to ooze out the last ounce of sex allure is … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Favorite Actors of Noir

Noir Nook: Favorite Actors of Noir In my Noir Nook a couple of months ago, I shined the spotlight on one of my favorite noir bad boys – Walter Neff in Double Indemnity (1944). Inspired by this rare departure from … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 3

Western RoundUp: Western Film Book Library – Part 3 A silver lining to spending this spring at home has been time to watch more Westerns – and also more time to read about them! I previously shared recommendations of titles … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: Angel Face (1953)

“If I were a cop, and not a very bright cop at that, I’d say that your story was as phony as a three dollar bill.” The quality of a film can usually be gauged by a few key elements. … Continue reading

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Oscar Losers – And the Nominees are…

Oscar Losers – And the nominees are… Actors that Never Won February 28th, 2016: a day that will live in infamy. After years of struggle and loss – a lifetime of being denied what seemed to be his over and … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Robert Mitchum

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Robert Mitchum, born August 6 in 1917. Wesley Snipes. Russell Crowe. Colin Farrell. Or as the tabloids likes to call them — Hollywood bad boys. A decades old trope that blends the public … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Charles Laughton

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Charles Laughton, born July 1, in 1899! I like to think of Charles Laughton as somewhat of a film and theatre Renaissance man. Acting, he did that. Directing, he did that, too. Producing, … Continue reading

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