Category Archive: Retrogeek

Three Stooges: 100 Years of Slapstick

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In 1922, vaudeville comedian Moe Howard crossed paths with one of the superstars from their shared line of work Ted Healy. The two discovered they a great chemistry and decided to build an… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Perfect Blue’

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When one normally thinks of the hallmarks of Japanese anime they inevitably think of the standard: robots, super-powered beings, giant monsters etc. But the medium is quite capable of telling very grounded stories.… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘She Freak’

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In 1932 legendary filmmaker Tod Browning unleashed his masterpiece Freaks on the movie going public. The film’s lurid subject matter and use of real circus freaks instantly made an impact becoming arguably the… Continue reading

Highlights of the National Film Registry 2021

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Every year the Library of Congress selects a new class of films to be preserved for all-time as a part of the National Film Registry. These are movies which have been deemed historically,… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Blood and Black Lace’

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The Italian film genre, the giallo, has a major fandom among film lovers across the world. These thrillers, named in honor of a series of yellow-covered pulp novels Giallo Mondadori from the 1920’s,… Continue reading

Holiday Review: ‘Hell’s Heroes’

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One of my favorite themes in holiday films is a redemptive character arc. Beginning with Ebenezer Scrooge, the spirit of the Christmas season provides a way for even the worst among us to… Continue reading

Holiday Review: ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’

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Despite the fact that this movie came out in 1942, I had the privilege of seeing it for the first time a mere two years ago on television. That being said, as a… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Rolling Thunder’

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For all the years I have watched movies I have never understood why bad guys mess with a war hero and are surprised when said war hero uses their battle experience to get… Continue reading

Noirvember Review: ‘Night and the City’

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It has been said that after a war there is opportunity for the nefarious and unscrupulous. Famed Blacklisted filmmaker Jules Dassin, took viewers into such an environment in the shadows of Post World… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Sledgehammer’

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As the rise of the VHS and video store revolution in the 80’s a number of aspiring filmmakers realized that they could purchase a standard video camera and write/direct/produce their own film. Not… Continue reading