Monthly Archives: September 2016

My Review of ‘Notorious’ (1946)

Warning: mild spoilers ahead, for those who haven’t seen this film. And if you haven’t, go see it. Now! For heaven’s sake. 🙂 Anyway, don’t watch the last video, if you don’t already know the end. In certain ways, Notorious … Continue reading

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Summer Highlight—Genius and Max Perkins: Editor of Genius

Originally posted on Random Reviews:
Colin Firth as Maxwell Perkins in Genius About two months ago, we saw Genius, the biopic based on A. Scott Berg’s excellent biography of Maxwell Perkins, editor of—among others—F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Thomas…

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‘Blonde Ice’ — Part Six

Another Saturday, another part of the very interesting film that is Blonde Ice! And so … without a lot of hoopty-doo about it, let’s get on with the show! 🙂 Plus, here’s a bonus review! Of a short indie film … Continue reading

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10 Hitchcock Films Everyone Should See (Part Three of Three)

From the Master of Suspense, here are the Final Four of the 10 Hitchcock films people ought to know about. If you’d like to know the others, please click here. 7. Marnie (1964) Tippi Hedren returns (post-The Birds) in the … Continue reading

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Part Five of ‘Blonde Ice’

Since I never did get to Bouchercon, due to the illness I’ll call “the Big Creeping Crud”, I’m actually putting this up on Thursday! Isn’t blog post scheduling awesome? In any event and without further typing, here’s Part Five of … Continue reading

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10 Hitchcock Films Everyone Should See (Part Two of Three)

Having started this list of ten with three examples of films from the Great One, let’s move to three more on the list! 4. Rope (1948) This psychological crime thriller is based on a stage play. Not surprising since it … Continue reading

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‘Blonde Ice’ — Part Four

Hello on this awesome Saturday! Are you ready for the next part of my latest B-movie extravaganza? Well … grab your popcorn!   Sit back and enjoy Part Four of Blonde Ice! And with thanks to Paul D. Brazill, here’s M! … Continue reading

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10 Hitchcock Films Everyone Should See (Part One of Three)

This list of 10 is meant not to recommend the Hitchcock movies everyone knows. Not all of these are equally good or were equally well-received. However, in my opinion, they represent the great variety of styles and subjects tackled by … Continue reading

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‘Blonde Ice’ – Part Three

Hello! It’s Saturday Matinee time again! Time for the third part of this … amazingly Double Indemnity-like B-movie. Not quite the same, but getting there in parts. Kinda. Sorta. 🙂 In any case and without further ado, here’s Part Three … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll High School’ (1979)

This film is a throwback to a time when teen movies weren’t profound explorations of angst-ridden suburbanite kids. Nor is it quite like the foray into the social dynamic of the students at Ridgemont High, accompanied to music. It’s more … Continue reading

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