• Blockbuster Movies of the 1970s

    Jaws was the model for the modern blockbuster by appealing to teenagers, having a relentless advertising campaign, and premiering June 20, 1975, just in time for repeat viewings over summer vacation.  It wasn’t just the number one box office hit of 1975, it was [...]

  • Memento

    A man with short-term memory loss attempts to track down his wife's murderer. The movie travels backward in time like a memory inside a memory. Guy Pearce plays Leonard Shelby who has anterograde amnesia (the inability to form new memories) and is unable to remember [...]

  • 25 Greatest Science Fiction & Fantasy Movies of All Time

    Science Fiction brings ideas, hope and escape and we need all three. We seek the future as it seemingly runs from us like a hand reaching out to a flame that is just out of our grasp, but nevertheless we [...]

  • The Death of Black & White: The End of An Era

    "Ah no, not this old stuff,” a millennial whines on seeing, even for a second, a black and white film, although, you can hear the same dismay from individuals over forty. However, any photographer, regardless of the medium, will tell you that they would rather work [...]

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Rio Bravo (1959)

John Wayne and Howard Hawks had one thing in common when they got together to make the Western “Rio Bravo.” The first was a mutual disdain for the Gary Cooper classic “High Noon.” Speaking with Joseph McBride, Hawks tried to explain one of the reasons he disliked the 1952 film, “I didn’t think a good sheriff was going to go running around town like a chicken with his head off asking for help, and finally his Quaker wife had to save him.”   Read More

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The Revenant | Official Trailer [HD] | Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.

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The Criterion Collection is now offering a streaming channel.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs by the Coen Brothers.

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Hedy Lamarr, sex symbol as well as visionary inventor.

The music of  jazz great, Duke Ellington in movies.

The Other Side of The Wind, Orson Welles’ last film.

A Star Is Born, the new biography of Judy Garland.

Syd Mead, visionary designer behind Blade Runner.

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Featured Posts of The Month

The Man Who Never Blinks

February 1st, 2019|0 Comments

The Mystery Man never blinks and has no eyebrows. Fred Madison is plagued by headaches and visions of the Mystery Man and a burning cabin in the desert. Mystery Man: We've met before, [...]

Hellraisers

December 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Hellraisers is the enjoyable 2008 book by Robert Sellers, subtitled The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole and Oliver Reed.  The review in the Los Angeles Times said "An [...]

Blockbuster Movies of the 1970s

October 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Jaws was the model for the modern blockbuster by appealing to teenagers, having a relentless advertising campaign, and premiering June 20, 1975, just in time for repeat viewings over summer vacation.  It wasn’t just [...]