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Grand Old Movies
“Blogging about Hollywood's golden-age films.”
4 days ago
Dinner Chez Groucho
A number of years ago—around the time Pluto was discovered, as I recall—I was browsing in a used-book emporium in New York City’s Greenwich Village, where I found a collection of S.J. Perelman’s essays (I …
By Grand Old Movies, 2,503 words
Average 1,719 words.
Greenbriar Picture Shows
“Classic movie site with rare images (no web grabs!), original ads, and behind-the-scenes photos, with informative and insightful commentary.”
a day ago
Tall Order of 50's Sci-Fi
Wade and Wood's and Other WorldsLost again amidst peruse of Filmfax, early issues crash upon shoal of what uncultivated call “bad” or more tactful, “camp” movies. If we still enjoy them, what else counts? Detox …
By John McElwee, 2,196 words
Average 1,412 words.
An Historian Goes to the Movies
“Exploring history on the screen.”
a year ago
The King: Agincourt
One of the reasons I stopped posting during Covid was I got busy right in the middle of a two-part review of The King (2019, dir. David Michôd), a movie I rather disliked. I did …
Average 2,446 words.
“your happy childhood ends here!”
By John Powell, Lance Vaughan.
5 hours ago
Name That Trauma:: Helpful Jones on an Evil Tree
Hi! Reddit pointed me to you and it looks like you may have the most in-depth horror movie knowledge base and knowledgeable fans, so I hope you will recognize this movie. I only have brief …
By unkle lancifer, 338 words
Average 337 words.
Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy
a week ago
LOSING A FRIEND
There is no easy way to mark the loss of a longtime friend. Rick Scheckmanwas a quiet guy, the last one to call attention to himself in any situation. He was also a loyal friend …
By Leonard Maltin, 130 words
Average 133 words.
Matte Shot - a tribute to Golden Era special fx
“This blog is intended primarily as a tribute to the inventiveness and ingenuity of the craft of the matte painter during Hollywoods' Golden Era.”
2 weeks ago
KEEP 'EM LAUGHING: Mattes & Trick Shots in Comedies - Part Two
Hi there friends and followers of the sublime, lost art form of traditionally rendered matte painted shots and miscellaneous motion picture wizardry. It is indeed that time again,Delays in getting this up and running have …
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“Devoted to every kind of movie and TV monster, from King Kong to Godzilla, from the Blob to Alien.”
2 hours ago
Zombies on the prowl Starring Stephen Fung, Sam Lee, Alice Chan, Chan Wai Ming, Benny Lai, and Frankie Ng Chi-Hung, directed by Stephen Fung. Nom, nom, nom… Dr Harry (Lai) smuggles a sample of weaponised …
Average 358 words.
The Movie Crash Course
“…watching all of the movies that have ever been in any version of the 1001 movies list, in order, and reviewing them.”
By Kimberly Wadsworth.
a week ago
Tokyo Olympiad (1965)
The 1001 Movies list only includes two sports documentaries – and one of them was Leni Riefenstahl’s chronicle of the 1936 Olympics, so that’s a pretty high bar. Happily, Kon Ichikawa’s chronicle of the 1964 …
By KWadsworth, 1,055 words
Average 923 words.
MUBI | Notebook
“Our Daily International Film Publication.”
7 hours ago
The Current Debate: Oscars 2023, Retread or Revolution?
Back in February 2020, commenting on the tumultuous “Bongslide” that saw Parasite make history as the first ever non-English Best Picture winner, the New York Times’s Wesley Morris wondered what Bong’s success would mean “for …
By Leonardo Goi, 2,383 words
Average 1,951 words.
“Filmmaking with your nerd out.”
By Stu Maschwitz.
3 months ago
If you’re reading this blog, you probably know the story — at least, you think you do. As Steven Spielberg began production on 1993’s Jurassic Park, he and Industrial Light and Magic’s Dennis Muren planned …
By Stu Maschwitz, 758 words
Average 2,578 words.
Sci-fi interfaces | Stop watching sci-fi. Start using it.
“Scifiinterfaces analyzes the speculative technology in sci-fi movies and TV shows for fun and erudition.”
By Chris Noessel.
a week ago
Fritzes 2023 Winners
The Fritzes award honors the best interfaces in a full-length motion picture in the past year. Interfaces play a special role in our movie-going experience, and are a craft all their own that does not …
By Christopher Noessel, 1,367 words
Average 1,447 words.
Screen Action Jazz
“Commentary and breaking news regarding the golden age of jazz soundtracks that supplied a swing backdrop for the suspenseful adventures of secret agents, private detectives, cops, spies and heist-minded criminals.”
By Derrick Bang.
5 months ago
The beat goes on: Confess, Fletch
One would assume, given a soundtrack album laden with iconic classics by Horace Silver, Chet Baker, Dexter Gordon and many others, that this film score is saturated with jazz.Well … not exactly. But more on …
By Derrick Bang, 816 words
Average 1,003 words.
By Last night I was in the kingdom of shadows….
5 hours ago
The talk I’m doing with Chris Heppell of Changing Faces for the Bo’ness Silent Film Festival is tomorrow. You can find out more here. As far as I can tell it’ll be watchable online both …
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“where the worlds of film noir and pre-code collide.”
By Karen Burroughs Hannsberry.
a day ago
Give Noir a Chance: The Naked City (1948)
I’ve had an idea for a new blog series for quite some time now, and I thought that today was a perfect day for my first entry. Over the decades, I’ve seen innumerable noirs – …
By shadowsandsatin, 1,597 words
Average 978 words.
Some Came Running
“Enthusiasms and expostulations, by Glenn Kenny.”
3 months ago
Readings of 2022
The Three Christs of Ypsilanti, Milton Rokeach JR, William Gaddis Nobody Grew But the Business, Joseph Tabbi Pretty useful treatment of Gaddis here. The Madness of Crowds, Louise Penny The Gamache books are a family …
By Glenn Kenny, 847 words
Average 2,408 words.
The Stop Button
“blogging by Andrew Wickliffe.”
20 hours ago
Luther: The Fallen Sun (2023, Jamie Payne)
“Luther” show creator and Luther: The Fallen Sun writer Neil Cross started talking about him and Idris Elba doing a Luther movie for at least a decade before Fallen Sun. Like everyone else, Cross assumed …
By Andrew Wickliffe, 651 words
Average 372 words.
“movies and television, together at last in one clunky package.”
3 days ago
Lance Reddick dead at 60
Well, it seems we’ve lost our Justice League International dream cast, a beloved actor, and seemingly all-around great guy. The Wire, Fringe, and John Wick star Lance Reddick has reportedly died at the age of …
Average 328 words.
We Are Cult
“Your companion for all things cult.”
4 days ago
Dance Craze (1981) BFI Blu-ray reviewed
Robert Fairclough wrote on We Are Cult: Dance Craze (1981) BFI Blu-ray reviewed ❉ This must-buy package captures the vitality of the 2-Tone phenomenon, writes Rob Fairclough. “The new wave of ska was full of …
By Robert Fairclough, 1,258 words
Average 1,141 words.