Tag Archive: movie

Spotlight On: Burt Lancaster

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Being a circus performer from a very young age, Burt Lancaster realized he had a skill for entertaining audiences. After a military stint in World War II, his desire to perform took him… 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

Noirvember Review: ‘This Gun For Hire’

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In 1936, Paramount purchased the movie rights to the latest work from acclaimed British writer Graham Greene, This Gun for Sale, which they retitled This Gun for Hire. Pre-production started new and abruptly… 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

Retro Review: ‘Subspecies’

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In the 1990’s the most popular vampires in pop culture were cool and sexy ala’ Interview with a Vampire and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But the idea of the monstrous Nosferatu-esque bloodsuckers still… Continue reading

Noirvember Review: The Narrow Margin

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While the era of train travel may be over, it made for a truly great set piece in a variety of movies. The idea of a confined space moving at a fast speed… Continue reading

Noirvember Review: ‘Act of Violence’

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One of the themes explored during the era of film noir was the very topical idea of how the Second World War had affected those who fought on the battlefield. Sure the men… Continue reading

Disney Marathon: ‘Brother Bear’

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For those just joining us, this is a movie marathon with a twist. Myself (cranky 40 year old blogger), my son Josh (11 year old Nintendo obsessive) and my daughter Amelia (drama llama… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Mona Lisa’

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When a man a gruff, working class, low-level member of the underworld is forced to work with a beautiful, cultured high-priced call girl, you have two people who have nothing in common forced… Continue reading