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Hell Is a City (1960)

Mike’s Take on Stanley Baker Movies …….. Day 8 Easily one of the grittiest crime dramas of it’s era and […]

Sea Fury (1958)

Mike’s Take on Stanley Baker Movies ……. Day 7 On one hand this adventurous sea faring tale left me with […]

Perfect Friday (1970)

Mike’s Take on Stanley Baker Movies …… Day 6 It’s a very dapper looking Stanley Baker this time out in […]

Checkpoint (1956)

Mike’s Take On Stanley Baker Films ….. Day 5 While he may be billed in third spot albeit above above […]

The Criminal (1960)

Mike’s Take on Stanley Baker Movies … Day 3 The Career Criminal might have served as a better title as […]

Robbery (1967)

Mike’s Take on Stanley Baker Movies ….. Part 2 Based on a true life incident, this Stanley Baker thriller was […]

Africa Express (1975)

Jack Palance fan that I am I knew this film existed but had never come across it until rummaging through one of […]

Snowbound (1948)

It’s films like these that I’ll occasionally come across that remind me of the fact that there are so many […]

Paris Holiday (1958)

Filmed on location, this feature comes by way of an original story from Robert Hope. It was also the first […]

Split Second (1953)

If one were to subtitle this Dick Powell directed feature then how about, The Petrified Forest Meets The Atomic Age. […]

The Long Haul (1957)

For the better part of an hour, this noir like tale of British gangsters running the truck industry delivers a […]

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Hell Is a City (1960)

Mike’s Take on Stanley Baker Movies …….. Day 8 Easily one of the grittiest crime dramas of it’s era and […]

Sea Fury (1958)

Mike’s Take on Stanley Baker Movies ……. Day 7 On one hand this adventurous sea faring tale left me with […]

Perfect Friday (1970)

Mike’s Take on Stanley Baker Movies …… Day 6 It’s a very dapper looking Stanley Baker this time out in […]

Checkpoint (1956)

Mike’s Take On Stanley Baker Films ….. Day 5 While he may be billed in third spot albeit above above […]

Book Takes ›

Dietrich & Riefenstahl

Hollywood, Berlin, and a Century In Two Lives By Karin Wieland Having read previous books on Marlene Dietrich, I came […]

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He Ran All The Way (1951)

When I attended the 2016 TCM Festival in Hollywood, this final film in the career of John Garfield was playing […]

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Killer Fish (1978)

The long shadow of Jaws was a major influence on the exploitation market in the immediate years that followed the […]

Chato’s Land (1972)

“Back off Lawman.” This after a racially charged slur and threat from a frontier town sheriff towards the “half-breed” Chato […]

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Live Take ›

Film Books We Rely On

Making her debut on camera for a live take, I am joined by Kristina Dijan who operates the wonderful and […]

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May 2017 In Review

Rounding up the month allows me to sneak a few mini reviews and thoughts on some more recent titles and to […]

April 2017 In Review

When the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin here in Canada and you’ve grown up playing the game, it’s sure hard to […]

March 2017 In Review

I don’t doubt that the highlight of the month turned out once again to be the Mad Movie Challenge from […]

February 2017 in Review

Westerns, John Wick, fun retro VHS horror movies and Canada’s own Stompin’ Tom Connors filled my viewing time this month […]

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Africa Express (1975)

Jack Palance fan that I am I knew this film existed but had never come across it until rummaging through one of […]

Snowbound (1948)

It’s films like these that I’ll occasionally come across that remind me of the fact that there are so many […]

Split Second (1953)

If one were to subtitle this Dick Powell directed feature then how about, The Petrified Forest Meets The Atomic Age. […]

The Gauntlet (1977)

“A nothing witness for a nothing trial.” If only things were that simple for Clint Eastwood in this non Dirty […]

Like Father, Like Son

No this isn’t a look back at the Dudley Moore film from years ago or a remake either though I […]

Night of the Iguana (1964)

I probably knew more about what went on behind the scenes of this John Huston production then anything that actually happened […]

Sophia Riley Kobacker

it's all about the story, possums...

Wolfmans Cult Film Club

Cult, b-movies, cheesy fun films and classics new to me.

CINESPIRIA

Shining a light on the deep recesses of film history

cinema cities

a personal odyssey through film

Mark David Welsh

Watching the strangest movies - so you don't have to...

Scenes from the Morgue

The Lost Art of Pulp Ads: Film, Booze, Smokes & More!

Film Speech

All things film and television

Diary of A Movie Maniac

A Personal Journey Through Cinema & Television

portraitsbyjenni

My perspective on life & Classic Movie Recommendations

Statis Pro 1978 Replay

Methodically replaying every game of the 1978 baseball season!

4 Star Films

Looking deeper at the best classic movies

everythingnoir

Movies, Television, Books....Everything Noir

Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd film locations (and more)

by John Bengtson "the great detective of silent film locations" New York Times

Sister Celluloid

Where old movies go to live

Silent-ology

Uncovering the silent era

Canadian Cinephile

"For me, cinema is a vice. I love it intimately." Fritz Lang

Noirish

The annex to John Grant's *A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir*

Cinema Monolith

Reviews of movies from my giant DVD tower, and more.

Sunset Boulevard

Writings of a Cinephile

The Bogie Film Blog

A Film by Film Affair with Humphrey Bogart

Vienna's Classic Hollywood

Vintage Hollywood films and stars

The Film Authority

You're ten seconds from watching an amazing film...

Once upon a screen...

...a classic film and TV blog

shadowsandsatin

. . where the worlds of film noir and pre-code collide . .

hitchcockmaster

Where Suspense Lives!

Tipping My Fedora

Enjoying mystery, crime and suspense in all media

Silver Screenings

an irreverent blog of old movies

monsterminions

They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To

Comet Over Hollywood

Home for classic movie lovers

filmgeek101

classic movie views for the classic and not-so-classic movie fan

Riding the High Country

Reviews and ramblings

Sophia Riley Kobacker

it's all about the story, possums...

Wolfmans Cult Film Club

Cult, b-movies, cheesy fun films and classics new to me.

CINESPIRIA

Shining a light on the deep recesses of film history

cinema cities

a personal odyssey through film

Mark David Welsh

Watching the strangest movies - so you don't have to...

Scenes from the Morgue

The Lost Art of Pulp Ads: Film, Booze, Smokes & More!

Film Speech

All things film and television

Diary of A Movie Maniac

A Personal Journey Through Cinema & Television

portraitsbyjenni

My perspective on life & Classic Movie Recommendations

Statis Pro 1978 Replay

Methodically replaying every game of the 1978 baseball season!

4 Star Films

Looking deeper at the best classic movies

everythingnoir

Movies, Television, Books....Everything Noir

Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd film locations (and more)

by John Bengtson "the great detective of silent film locations" New York Times

Sister Celluloid

Where old movies go to live

Silent-ology

Uncovering the silent era

Canadian Cinephile

"For me, cinema is a vice. I love it intimately." Fritz Lang

Noirish

The annex to John Grant's *A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir*

Cinema Monolith

Reviews of movies from my giant DVD tower, and more.

Sunset Boulevard

Writings of a Cinephile

The Bogie Film Blog

A Film by Film Affair with Humphrey Bogart

Vienna's Classic Hollywood

Vintage Hollywood films and stars

The Film Authority

You're ten seconds from watching an amazing film...

Once upon a screen...

...a classic film and TV blog

shadowsandsatin

. . where the worlds of film noir and pre-code collide . .

hitchcockmaster

Where Suspense Lives!

Tipping My Fedora

Enjoying mystery, crime and suspense in all media

Silver Screenings

an irreverent blog of old movies

monsterminions

They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To

Comet Over Hollywood

Home for classic movie lovers

filmgeek101

classic movie views for the classic and not-so-classic movie fan

Riding the High Country

Reviews and ramblings