Monthly Archives: August 2017

My Review of ‘Niagara’ (1953)

Niagara is a film noir thriller that’s something of an outlier, in that it was filmed in glowing Technicolor. Part of that may have been to emphasize the majestic power and beauty of Niagara Falls, and part of it may … Continue reading

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‘Charade’ – Part Nine

Yes, folks, this is the penultimate part of that awesome spy thriller/mystery/romantic comedy, Charade! And I can’t wait to finish this up, because I have what my friend from England would call a corker for you. At least, that’s what … Continue reading

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A Film For Friday: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Fantastic film! 🙂

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Lt. Starbuck, An Appreciation

Loved the remake, and kudos to the original! 🙂 Source: Lt. Starbuck, An Appreciation

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My Review of ‘Drive’ (2011)

This movie shoots straight out of the gate into the story about a nameless stunt driver (played stoically by Ryan Gosling), who moonlights as a getaway driver. In superb “show, don’t tell” fashion, we see (Nameless) Driver give brief instructions … Continue reading

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Jerry Lewis (1926-2017)

Originally posted on Screenwriting from Iowa:
“After his break with Mr. [Dean] Martin in 1956, Mr. Lewis went on to a successful solo career, eventually writing, producing and directing many of his own films.” David Kehr, New York Times Actor, comedian…

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‘Charade’ – Part Eight

Once again, it’s time for the next exciting part of that awesome classic film from yesteryear, Charade! So … grab your popcorn and let’s get to it, shall we? 🙂 And here are two awesome links I found on the … Continue reading

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Films for a Racist, Trumped Nation

Originally posted on B Noir Detour:
If, like me, you’re suffering from seeing too much hate in word and deed around the world and especially at home, sickened by witnessing the ravings of a corrupt, feeble-minded fascist US president, and…

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My Review of ‘Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle’ (2003)

While my original intent was to blog about Charlie’s Angels—full stop, I had the chance to see this sequel recently. And while you’d never mistake this movie for a Merchant & Ivory production (or even a Farrelly Brothers film), it’s … Continue reading

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Part Seven of ‘Charade’

Happy Saturday! 🙂 When we last left off in Charade, Audrey Hepburn was snogging all over Cary Grant, like gravy on rice! Anyway (crutch word! 🙂 ), we’re now up to Part Seven, which ends on yet another cliffhanger …! … Continue reading

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