Movie Quote of the Month
"Other places feel weirdly reanimated. The 'Twilight Zone' quality that many observed in Times Square at the height of the pandemic has shifted into something more like--well, a 'Twilight Zone' episode in which everyone, aside from on B-actor, forgets that a pandemic just killed tens of thousands of people and shut down the city for a year. ("Am I the only one who remembers?' William Shatner would shout, in close-up.)"
--Adam Gopnik in "Sitting with Strangers" in the June 14, 2021 issue of The New Yorker
NEW: July 21:
Sam Katzman: The Sultan of Schlock. A preview of my introduction to an Arrow Films Blu-Ray box set of 4 Sam Katzman monster movies.
NEW: July 12:
Madeleine (1950) Directed by David Lean. Ann Todd, Norman Wooland, Ivan Desny, Leslie Banks (114 min). (6 stills).
NEW: May 20:
The Wicked Lady (1945) Directed by Leslie Arliss. Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Patricia Roc, Michael Rennie (104 min). (7 stills)
NEW: February 5:
It All Came True (1940) Directed by Lewis Seiler. Ann Sheridan, Humphrey Bogart, Jeffrey Lynn. (97 min). (10 stills)
NEW: January 21:
Updated: Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None (1945) Gumnaam (1965) and Ten Little Indians (1965)
NEW: January 6:
A Book Review:
Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s by Kimberly Truhler. Published by GoodNight Books 2020
NEW: December 29:
Romancing the Stone (1984) Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito (106 min).
NEW: Updated November 16:
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951) Written and directed by Alfred Lewin. Ava Gardner, James Mason, Nigel Patrick (122 min) (6 stills).
NEW: September 22:
Queen Christina (1933) 99 minutes) Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith (99 minutes) (12 stills).
NEW: September 2:
City Streets (1931) Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Sylvia Sidney, Gary Cooper, Paul Lukas, Wynne Gibson (83 min) (9 stills).
NEW: July 7:
Cutthroat Island (1995) Directed by Renny Harlin. Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella (124 min) (6 stills).
NEW: June 24:
The Prince Who Was a Thief (1951) Directed by Rudolph Maté. Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie, Everett Sloan (88 min). (10 stills)
NEW: June 18:
Anne of the Indies (1951) Directed by Jacques Tourneur. Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Debra Paget, Thomas Gomez (81 minutes) (11 stills).
NEW: June 9:
A reflection on Shah Rukh Khan in Baazigar, the Hindi version of A Kiss Before Dying, starring Robert Wagner (scroll down...)
NEW: March 24:
Island of Lost Souls (1932) Directed by Erle C. Kenton. Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams (70 min) (11 stills)
NEW: March 13:
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) Directed by Charles Reisner and Buster Keaton. Buster Keaton, Ernest Torrence, Marion Byron (70 min) (4 stills)
NEW: March 8:
The Great Buster (2018) Written and Directed by Peter Bogdanovich. Mel Brooks, Dick Cavett, Werner Herzog, Bill Hader (102 minutes)
NEW: March 4:
Chicago (1927) Directed by Frank Urson (or maybe Cecil B. De Mille) Phyllis Haver, Victor Varconi, Eugene Pallette (118 min) (5 stills).
NEW: February 23:
Road House (1948) Directed by Jean Negulesco. Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde, Richard Widmark (95 min) 35mm from Fox (10 stills)
NEW: February 19:
Five Star Final (1931) Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Edward G. Robinson, Marian Marsh, H.B. Warner (89 min.) (5 stills)
NEW: February 16:
Ruby Gentry (1952) Directed by King Vidor. Jennifer Jones, Charlton Heston, Karl Malden (82 min) (7 stills)
NEW: February 9:
Keeper of the Flame (1942) Directed by George Cukor. Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Richard Whorf (100 min) (8 stills).
NEW: February 5:
Heat Lightning (1934) Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Aline MacMahon, Ann Dvorak, Preston Foster (64 minutes).
NEW: January 22:
Possessed (1931) Directed by Clarence Brown. Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Wallace Ford. (76 min) Updated (9 stills)
NEW: January 12:
Laura (1944) Directed by Otto Preminger. Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, Judith Anderson (88 min) (13 stills)