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Mini-Review - "Witness For The Prosecution" (1957)

If you told me a year ago that Billy Wilder directed a courtroom drama based off an Agatha Christie play, I would have avoided it like the plague. 552 mots de plus


ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1932) is Pre-Code Gone Awry

The advent of sound, loose attitudes and mores and a memorable crop of monsters made the early 1930s the best era for horror.  And Universal studios had everybody beat.   1 705 mots de plus

Classic Movies

July 1 in history

69  Tiberius Julius Alexander ordered his Roman legions in Alexandria to swear allegiance to Vespasian as emperor.

1097  Battle of Dorylaeum: Crusaders under Bohemond of Taranto defeated a Seljuk army under Qilich Arslan I. 1 181 mots de plus


My life in eight objects...

In various newspapers and magazines, celebrities are interviewed to reveal something about their lives in a certain number of objects. For example, Ben Fogle chose: 139 mots de plus


Mutiny on the Bounty or: The Less Desirables Movie of the Week


a/perture cinema, the Official Movie Sponsor of The Less Desirables, presents The Less Desirables Movie of the Week, Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), starring Clark Gable, Franchot Tone and Charles Laughton. 573 mots de plus

The Less Desirables

4. The Night of The Hunter (1955)

Dir: Charles Laughton

Cast: Robert Mitchum (Harry Powell), Shelley Winters (Willa Harper), Billy Chapin (John Harper), Peter Graves (Ben Harper), Sally Jane Bruce (Pearl Harper) 796 mots de plus

Film Review

My alternative canon #2: The Night of the Hunter

Note: I’ve often discussed my favorite movies on this blog, but I also love films that are relatively overlooked or unappreciated. Over the next two weeks, I’ll be looking at some of the neglected gems, problem pictures, and flawed masterpieces that have shaped my inner life, and which might have become part of the standard cinematic canon if the circumstances had been just a little bit different. 594 mots de plus