Tag Archives: Book Review

My Book Review of ‘Kim Novak: Reluctant Goddess’

Hi! Today I’m doing a review of Kim Novak: Reluctant Goddess by Peter Harry Brown. And, as you can see, this was taken out on inter-library loan. And I can’t take that thing off, but you can see half her … Continue reading

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My Book Review of ‘Taking it All In’

Hi! Today, I’m reviewing Taking it All In, a book of movie reviews by Pauline Kael. And I gotta tell you, this woman was really, not ruthless, merciless when it came to skewering a movie. And she’s absolutely hilarious. And, … Continue reading

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My Book Review of ‘Horror at the Drive-In’

Hi, I’m reviewing Horror at the Drive-In, which is a book I picked up at the library. And I thought it was fascinating, but I would not recommend it for anybody who is not really, really into film history and … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘An Army of Phantoms’

Today I’m reviewing Army of Phantoms: American Movies and the Making of the Cold War by J. Hoberman. This is a really interesting non-fiction book. If you’re into Hollywood history at all, I highly recommend you read it. The book … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ (1964)

The first in a series of groundbreaking films that were initially released in Europe and eventually came to the US of A, this movie (plus two others in “The Man with No Name Trilogy” shot Clint Eastwood (who played the … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland’

This book is no hagiography. It reveals in great detail all that was amazing, inspiring, and outright maddening about its subject. And it starts before the woman who would become Judy Garland was born. Her parents, Frank and Ethel Gumm, … Continue reading

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My Book Review of ‘10,000 Ways to Die’

I’ve been a fan of Spaghetti Westerns for a long time. But, up until now, the Spaghetti Western began and ended for me with the great director Sergio Leone. I knew there were others, but was blissfully unaware of their … Continue reading

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My Book Review of ‘The Philosophy of Neo-Noir’ (2007)

This week’s review is of a book called The Philosophy of Neo-Noir, a collection of essays by scholarly authors with credentials in a wide array of studies, from philosophy to artistry to women’s studies and more. For a true cinephile, … Continue reading

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The Spiritualist — Part Seven

And now for yet another part of that most bizarre and amazing B-movie, The Spiritualist! Now that the big reveal has been … revealed, get ready for an exciting cliff-hanger. Well, not really. You’ll see. 🙂 And talk about great … Continue reading

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