Man’s Favorite Sport? (1964)

While the legendary Howard Hawks may not be remaking his own Rio Bravo here as he kind of did with El Dorado, he freely borrowed a classic bit from his […]

The Battle of the Sexes (1960)

It’s a title that can be applied to more than just this black and white British comedy but it’s one that fits as we see a timid Peter Sellers faced with […]

Bunco Squad (1950)

Thanks to the Warner Archive division I am reminded once again why I love the “B” units that the major studios had cranking out inexpensive movies destined to be the opening title on double bills. […]

Time to Read a Good Movie

More of those movie tie-ins that can make for a nostalgic look back to simpler times at both the movie theater and the Mom and Pop book shops. Let’s start […]

Knock On Any Door (1949)

“Knock on any door and you may find Nick Romano.” Under the Columbia banner, Humphrey Bogart and his own Santana Production outfit presented this courtroom effort to the movie going […]

The Sicilian Clan (1969)

When the likes of Jean Gabin, Alain Delon and Lino Ventura all share the screen in a crime caper backed by the superb direction of Henri Verneuil and a quirky […]

Battle Stations (1956)

From Columbia and director Lewis Seiler comes this WW2 tale of the Navy that plays like a resurrected script from Warner Brothers production schedule twenty years earlier. It stars John […]

Now Playing Friday August 9th, 1974

Yes it’s off to London, Ontario, Canada and to the summer of 1974 for a flashback to some classic films and maybe a few that aren’t so classic that I’d […]

Town Without Pity (1961)

I’ve always been at odds with my overall view of this Kirk Douglas effort that sees him back in a military court of law four years after the magnificent Kubrick […]

Pretty Boy Floyd (1960)

I’ve always liked that nickname, “Pretty Boy.” Maybe it’s because I saw the Martin Sheen version of the Pretty Boy Floyd story as a youngster on TV ages ago. Wouldn’t […]

October 2018 In Review

Every year I eagerly anticipate the month of Halloween in hopes that some rare horror titles of the past are released to blu ray or maybe turn up on TCM. […]

The Deadly Mantis (1957)

One can easily classify watching most any Universal International sci-fi effort from the 1950’s as time well spent and The Deadly Mantis fits right into that statement along with the […]

Devil Dog : The Hound of Hell (1978)

Brando’s Halloween Pick of the Month Coming on the heels of a big screen horror flick, The Evil,  Richard Crenna signed on for director Curtis Harrington’s movie of the week […]

Guilty as Charged (1991)

Let me start by saying how much I enjoyed Rod Steiger’s warped performance here as a self appointed executioner with his tongue firmly planted in cheek as he goes about […]