Lloyd Bridges Goes Noir in Triplicate

Well before Lloyd Bridges became known as the star of television’s Sea Hunt or someone picking a real bad day to quit his vices in Airplane! or even becoming known […]

The Devil’s Brigade (1968)

With Andrew V. McLaglen in the director’s chair of this male dominated WW2 action adventure we should expect it to play like a John Wayne flick. Why you ask? Well […]

Descending Angel (1990)

I first saw this HBO cable TV production when it hit video shelves back in the early 1990’s. Liked it then and liked it upon a long over due revisit […]

Brannigan (1975)

“The Duke’s in London. God save the Queen!” This was the second of two mid 70’s flicks that put John Wayne into modern day shoot’em ups. The first being McQ […]

February 2020 In Review

A whole extra day on the books for this February thanks to leap year but that didn’t seem to give me much more time for writing. After all, spring training […]

Coroner Creek (1948)

Filmed in color under the Columbia banner, this Ray Enright directed western hits hard in the opening segment when a stage coach is attacked by a group of Indians led […]

The Fortune (1975)

This dark comedy from director Mike Nichols has all the makings of a sure fire box office smash when in reality it just never seems to truly catch fire. Seriously, […]

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 […]