Cinema History

Cinema History: What is Film Noir?

Just to keep things interesting, this week I'm talking about Film Noir. It's a really misunderstood movement in film, so in this video I talk about the history, whether it's a genre or a movement, what you can expect to see in a classic film noir and more. I also end with some recommendations of… Continue reading Cinema History: What is Film Noir?

Classic Movies 2021

Classic Movie: The Bad Seed (1956)

Starring: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack Director: Mervyn Leroy In this week's classic movie, a mother starts to wonder if there is something sinister and deeply wrong with her angelic looking blonde daughter. Rhoda has become one of cinema's most famous and chilling horror children, chilling generations of viewers. Join me for this weeks review of… Continue reading Classic Movie: The Bad Seed (1956)

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Podcast: Guest Appearance on Damien Riley on Film, House on Haunted Hill, Luz

I caught up with Damien Riley on his podcast, Riley on Film. He loves to talk about scary movies, which is great because I do too! We focused on two films. House On Haunted Hill from 1959 and Luz from 2019, and also chatted about Vincent Price, Deepak Chopra, life and why it's not crazy… Continue reading Podcast: Guest Appearance on Damien Riley on Film, House on Haunted Hill, Luz

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (1956)

Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Director: Don Siegel The original classic horror story about the slow replacement of people with pod people.... emotionless, alien clones of their real selves. While it spawned a popular remake in the 70's, and several other remakes besides, we look at the original adaptation in all it's black and white,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (1956)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Sabrina (1954)

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden Director: Billy Wilder A classic Audrey Hepburn movie, need we say more? Sabrina is the chauffer's daughter who has had a crush on wealthy David, who doesn't know she's alive... until she returns from Paris, that is. In an effort to disnentangle him, his brother woos her himself,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Sabrina (1954)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)

Starring: Jane Powell, Howard Keel Director: Stanley Donen When is it OK to kidnap a bunch of women from the nearest town and keep them captive for the Winter until they love you? In a lively musical, of course. Well, actually it's never OK. Click below for my review of this odd but toe tapping… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Peyton Place (1956)

Starring: Lana Turner, Hope Lange, Lee Philips, Director: Mark Robson Based on Grace Metalious dark and controversial expose of American life and culture, this book caused huge furor in it's day. The film was a huge success, and is largely a forgotten soapy phenonemon and cult classic. https://youtu.be/tMNdoQdXnPU

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Artists and Models (1955)

Starring: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Shirley MacLaine, Eva Gabor, Anita Ekberg Director: Frank Tashlin Rick (Martin) is an artist who lives in an apartment with his friend Eugene (Lewis), who loves comic books and always somehow seems to sabotage the jobs they get. Eugene's comic book reading leads him to have nightmares that Rick turns… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Artists and Models (1955)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Night Of The Hunter (1955)

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish Director: Charles Laughton https://youtu.be/sFO_odagSDg Charles Laughton was a well established actor when he took on directing this classic. Sadly, it was the only film that he would direct, and one rich in imagery, religosity and drama. And a plot based on a real like serial killer..... Such a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Night Of The Hunter (1955)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Strangers On A Train (1951)

Starring: Farley Granger, Robert Walker Director: Alfred Hitchcock https://youtu.be/LJuQapx1gbU Mixing it up, I'm trying out making video reviews as an alternative to written ones. First up, Strangers On A Train, Hitchcocks 1951 classic about a tennis player who is approached on a train by a stanger who proposes they each murder someone for the other,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Strangers On A Train (1951)