Category Archives: Movies

Movie Still Du Jour

Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, and Clifton Webb in Otto Preminger’s LAURA (1944). I was reminded of this shot while browsing The Noir Style by Alain Silver and James Ursini. Click on the image to enlarge. 

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “La Chinoise”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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Creepshot or Not: Bikinis in the Park

Paleo Retiree writes: When I solicited thoughts and opinions some months ago about whether a snapshot I’d sneaked of a couple of sunbathing cuties in a public park was a Creepshot or not, some visitors concluded A) that it wasn’t, and B) … Continue reading

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“Saving Mr. Banks”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: As P.L. Travers, the author of the Mary Poppins books, Emma Thompson projects a grave sort of loneliness. Nested confidently into middle age, yet still grappling with the issues of her childhood, the Travers of “Saving Mr. Banks” … Continue reading

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Jodorowsky

Paleo Retiree writes: I somehow managed to make it through the 1970s without seeing any of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s movies, the best-known of which were “El Topo,” “The Holy Mountain,” and “Santa Sangre.” A few months ago, though, I watched the … Continue reading

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Judge Priest”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Love that old Fox logo.

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“The Master” (2012)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Is there a more overrated mainstream director than P.T. Anderson? Yes, he has loads of talent, there’s no question about that. The level of craft in his films is always high and Anderson himself has good visual instincts … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Two weeks after the marriage, I knew it was a mistake. All we had in common was movies, sex, and hamburgers. – Bettie Page on her second husband as quoted in BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL, currently streaming on … Continue reading

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Listing Movies: ’90s Faves

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: As regular readers probably know, every now and then I like to put on my Movie Geek hat and make a semi-inane list of movies. I’m not sure why I do this. Perhaps it’s because I like to … Continue reading

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Two New Sci-Fi Flicks

Sax von Stroheim writes: One of the lazier ideas that currently holds sway among folks who consider themselves to be film cognescenti is that Michael Bay is simply the worst director ever. I’d argue that while he’s no genius, he … Continue reading

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