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True Conspiracy Theories

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Ever since the Watergate scandal the American people have had a massive distrust for the government. This distrust has been a solid base for conspiracy theories to spring out of, as people accuse… Continue reading

Holiday Review: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

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An individual may go through their entire life thinking themselves ordinary, when unbeknownst to them, they have had a tremendous impact on those around them. That is the driving lesson in one of… Continue reading

Classic Scene: ‘Shower Scene’

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Shower Scene Psycho (1960) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock The Scene: After stealing $40,000 from her employer, Marion Crane has taken a break at the out of the way Bates Motel. She has been wrestling… Continue reading

Retro Review ‘Satanic Rites of Dracula’

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In a previous Retro Review I covered the Hammer flick Dracula AD 1972, so I feel it is appropriate to now look at its follow up. In 1973, Peter Cushing reunited with Sir… Continue reading

Holiday Review: ‘The Thin Man’

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Like Die Hard the fact that 1934’s comedy/mystery The Thin Man takes place at Christmas and contains many elements of the holiday, gives the flick a strong argument for being a “Christmas Movie”.… Continue reading

Classic Scene: “Who’s on First?”

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“Who’s on first?” The Naughty Nineties (1945) Directed by Jean Yarbrough The Scene: Dexter and Sebastian, played by the incomparable comedy duo Abbott and Costello, both work on a showboat in the 1890’s… Continue reading

Indie Memphis 2018: ‘New Money’

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At this year’s Indie Memphis Film Festival the film which won the most votes in a competition for the most popular poster went to a quirky and depressing dramedy from director Jason B.… Continue reading

Noirvember Review: ‘D.O.A.’

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Every November fans of classic cinema celebrate one of the great genres of filmdom, the film noir. These beloved films ensure fans get their fill of; gritty streets, tough detectives, mysterious femme fatales,… Continue reading

Indie Memphis 2018: ‘Tyrel’

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The latest film from writer/director Sebastian Silva has been compared frequently, if unjustly to last year’s smash hit Get Out.  In all fairness Silva had begun work on his latest film Tyrel long… Continue reading

Noirvember Review: ‘Detour’

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Every November fans of classic cinema celebrate one of the great genres of filmdom, the film noir. These beloved films ensure fans get their fill of; gritty streets, tough detectives, mysterious femme fatales,… Continue reading