Cop Land (1997)

Let me start by stating I’m a big fan of this James Mangold crime drama. I’m a firm believer that it’s arguably the best work ever caught on film from […]

Spin a Dark Web (1956)

Carrying the Columbia logo for it’s North American release, this low budget Noir effort from across the pond stars a pair of imports to take on the lead roles of […]

Spaceways (1953)

As was the custom of Hammer Films prior to becoming the premiere company in the world of horror movies, the studio imported a well known name from Hollywood to star […]

Universal Horror Collection Volume 2

The second collection of Universal Horrors from Scream Factory proves to be a delicious trio of Lionel Atwill titles accompanied by a fourth that could easily have seen Atwill cast […]

O.S.S. (1946)

Sandwiched in between costarring with Veronica Lake in The Blue Dahlia and Gail Russell in Calcutta, Paramount favorite, Alan Ladd, appeared opposite Geraldine Fitzgerald in this WW2 spy drama that […]

The Hunley (1999)

If it wasn’t for reading the books of Clive Cussler while growing up I’d not likely have been aware of just what “The Hunley” was. For years Cussler had been […]

Curling Up With a Good Movie

Book! I meant book! As is my custom when out scouring the shops and antique malls for movie memorabilia I snap a ton of pictures and often focus on movie/book […]

Thunder Road (1958)

I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that screen icon Robert Mitchum was at the height of his box office pull when this tightly budgeted black and white feature […]

The Psychopath (1966)

Here’s an Amicus thriller by way of writer Robert Bloch that I wish I had seen as a youngster. It would have scared the hell out of me leaving me […]

January 2020 In Review

And so it begins, this years march to accomplishing a few things here in the movie room at Mike’s Take. First and foremost that means attempting to watch some of […]

Black Friday (1940)

This 1940 thriller represents the final pairing under the roof of Universal Studios where it all began for the legendary horror stars, Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. For fans of […]

Fearless Fagan (1952)

Brando’s Pick of the Month For this MGM release detailing the plight of Fagan, a 400 pound tamed lion, Janet Leigh, scored top billing opposite Carleton Carpenter and Keenan Wynn […]

If I Were King (1938)

Having made a successful transition from the silent era to the talkies, who better than Ronald Colman to headline If I Were King? A film that sees the smooth talking […]

Death Wish (1974)

For his fourth film under the direction of Michael Winner, Charles Bronson, scored his most famous role, one that would have a lasting impact on many of his subsequent characterizations. […]