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Category: Monthly Reviews

March 2018 in Review

There’s really five seasons in Canada, the fifth one being the Hockey Season to go along with Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Playoffs will be upon us soon enough but […]

February 2018 In Review

The short month. The Olympics, hockey, spring training camps opening and trying to cram as many episodes of Impractical Jokers as is possible every time number 2 son Kirk comes home […]

January 2018 In Review

Kicked off the year with a John Wayne rewatch on New Year’s day morning so I figure I’ve started 2018 off on a good footing. Not only that but I […]

My Journey in Movies thru 2017

O.K. so most of my annual journey’s are via the motion picture but this year I did mix it up a bit. While I didn’t actually get to any film […]

November 2017 In Review

This might be the one month since I’ve started Mike’s Take that I seemed to really slow down in movies watched and the reasons are simple. A week’s holidays and […]

October 2017 in Review

Like many film fans, the Halloween month brings forth some fun and scares of the horror genre and this year being no different than any other, I always do my […]

September 2017 in Review

In between discovering the TV show Impractical Jokers and subsequently watching a series of episodes with Number 1 and 2 sons Ethan and Kirk of which we have yet to […]

August 2017 In Review

Spending 8 days on the road in Alberta seriously cut into my movie watching this month but seeing the Rocky Mountains for the first time in my life was one […]

July 2017 In Review

Considering a good portion of my month was divided between work, baseball and Stanley Baker films, as always I continued to squeeze in as many films as I could and […]

June 2017 In Review

A wide variety of films continue to interest me and I never have the time to see as many as I set out to between working steady and trying to […]

May 2017 In Review

Rounding up the month allows me to sneak a few mini reviews and thoughts on some more recent titles and to make a few comments and a recommendation on the critically […]

April 2017 In Review

When the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin here in Canada and you’ve grown up playing the game, it’s sure hard to watch as many movies as I usually do in the […]

March 2017 In Review

I don’t doubt that the highlight of the month turned out once again to be the Mad Movie Challenge from Kristina at Speakeasy but once again I try to balance my […]

February 2017 in Review

Westerns, John Wick, fun retro VHS horror movies and Canada’s own Stompin’ Tom Connors filled my viewing time this month and I DID make a concerted effort to watch some […]

January 2017 in Review

To start the year off on January 1st I decided to check in and see how Harry Potter looks while tackling the Mary Shelley legend. Victor Frankenstein (2015) For a […]

Movies ala Mark

With a Cast of Thousands

Classic Horrors

From silent screen to Halloween, and everything scary in between.


The current online container for the writer Konrad Wardh

Just Hit Play

The Good, the Bad and sometimes Ugly in film

Strother Martin Film Project

What we've got here is failure to communicate

Sophia Riley Kobacker

it's all about the story, possums...

Wolfmans Cult Film Club

Cult, B-Movies, cheesy fun films to Film Noir to classics new to me.


Shining a light on the deep recesses of film history

cinema cities

a personal odyssey through film

Mark David Welsh

Watching the strangest movies - so you don't have to...

Scenes from the Morgue

The Lost Art of Pulp Ads: Film, Booze, Smokes & More!

Film Speech

All things film and television

Diary of A Movie Maniac

A Personal Journey Through Cinema & Television


My perspective on life & Classic Movie Recommendations

Statis Pro 1978 Replay

Methodically replaying every game of the 1978 baseball season!

4 Star Films

Looking deeper at the best classic movies


Movies, Television, Books....Everything Noir

Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd film locations (and more)

by John Bengtson "the great detective of silent film locations" New York Times

Sister Celluloid

Where old movies go to live


Uncovering the silent era

Canadian Cinephile

"The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them." - Alfred Hitchcock


The annex to John Grant's *A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir*

Cinema Monolith

Reviews of movies from my giant DVD tower, and more.

Sunset Boulevard

Writings of a Cinephile

The Bogie Film Blog

A Film by Film Affair with Humphrey Bogart

Vienna's Classic Hollywood

Vintage Hollywood films and stars

The Film Authority

You're ten seconds from watching an amazing film...

Once upon a screen...

...a classic film and TV blog


. . where the worlds of film noir and pre-code collide . .


Where Suspense Lives!

Tipping My Fedora

Enjoying mystery, crime and suspense in all media

Silver Screenings

an irreverent blog of old movies


They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To

Comet Over Hollywood

Home for classic movie lovers


classic movie views for the classic and not-so-classic movie fan

Riding the High Country

Reviews and ramblings


watching movies