The Nevadan (1950)

Thanks to the Made On Demand line of DVD’s that are becoming a must for film collectors, I finally had the chance to see this Randolph Scott western that once […]

Al Lettieri versus The Icons Part 2

The two films I saw more frequently than any other growing up featuring Al Lettieri pitted him against two of the actors I’ve always numbered among my favorites. One the King […]

Al Lettieri versus The Icons Part 1

Is Al Lettieri a household name? Admittedly no. However if you know your gritty seventies gangland films then you’ll know the face and like me, might even consider yourself a […]

Dietrich & Riefenstahl

Hollywood, Berlin, and a Century In Two Lives By Karin Wieland Having read previous books on Marlene Dietrich, I came into this latest edition on her life well versed on […]

Dogs (1976)

Sporting a very shaggy dog look himself or a bad imitation of Moe Howard, in need of a haircut and shave, leading man David McCallum is pitted against man’s best […]

Impasse (1969)

Looking to jump start his flagging career, Burt Reynolds signed on to this location shoot in the Philippines for a tale of four adventurers looking for a fortune in lost gold from WW2. Attempting to keep a […]

Nightwatch (1997)

Let me preface this post by stating this Giallo like thriller has nothing to do with the Liz Taylor Hammer styled flick, Night Watch and also point out that this […]

Canadian Bacon (1995)

This Michael Moore directed satire is one I hadn’t seen since it’s initial release following the death of it’s star and Canadian Icon, John Candy. I was long overdue for […]

The Purple Plain (1954)

Like many film stars coming out of the studio era, leading man Gregory Peck headed overseas to stay abroad, make movies and capitalize on some income tax loopholes. One of […]

Johnny Guitar (1954)

I hadn’t actually seen this Nicholas Ray western since I was first discovering films as a kid and my tuning in to see it on a late show was mainly […]

Forgotten Action Titles For the VHS Fan

Every generation has their very own outlet for lower tier flicks aimed at the fans who love to wallow in less than stellar “A” list productions. MGM and the other […]

The Return of “The Novel Idea”

Ok. You might have figured it out by now but when I’m out hunting for VHS tapes, DVD’s and other odd bits of movie paraphernalia, I like to snap pics […]

Desire (1936)

Having concluded her tutelage with her very own Svengali, Josef von Sternberg, Marlene Dietrich would find herself starring opposite a very Mr. Deeds like Gary Cooper for this hybrid screwball comedy/heist/ […]

Murph the Surf (1975)

aka Live a Little, Steal a Lot This is one of those seventies flicks that feel as though they were a made for TV project that morphed into a theatrical […]

Last Embrace (1979)

The source novel, The 13th Man becomes an homage to Hitchcock in the hands of  Jonathan Demme during the mystery that unravels for star player Roy Scheider. A thriller featuring the […]