The January 2021 Round-Up

Like many of you I’m still in a semi-lockdown situation which means plenty of time hanging out with Brando the Wiener Dog, playing guitar, watching hockey and yes indeed watching […]

Johnny Cool (1963)

Not quite a Rat Pack film this black and white gangland feature starring Henry Silva in the title role proves to be a fringe contender to the Sinatra led vehicles. […]

Kiss The Blood Off My Hands (1948)

Early on his stellar career, Burt Lancaster, found himself in this Noir thriller opposite Joan Fontaine with foggy postwar London as a backdrop by way of a Hollywood backlot. Bringing […]

King of Hockey (1936)

Take any number of cocky Cagney features from Warner Brothers in the 1930’s and change the locale from the military or the world of car racing to the hockey rinks […]

Bamboo Gods and Iron Men (1974)

Looking every inch the boxer he’s portraying on camera, James Iglehart, finds himself in a race to find a centuries old secret against a madman looking to yield enough power […]

Just Cause (1995)

This thriller adapted from a novel by John Katzenbach is a clear case of Silence of the Lambs meeting Cape Fear and caught in the middle of the bloodshed is […]

X, The Unknown (1956)

Following up on the success of 1955’s The Quatermass Xperiment, Hammer Films, cast Oscar winner Dean Jagger in a very Quatermass like role as a scientist looking to put an […]