Movie Quote of the Month
"I'm travelling back through the decades, and I recently watched the 1931 film "Frankenstein." I enjoyed the famous scene of the monster getting overly excited by social contact and flinging Maria, his little friend, into a lake. The monster has been shunned for so long that he can scarcely believe it when Maria takes his hand and includes him in a game. He is so thrilled to be relieved of his loneliness that he tosses her to her death. I will be just the same way by the end of the pandemic. I will be so happy to see my friends that I'll mutter and tremble with joy and more than likely, I'll accidentially drown them. Still, I can't wait!"
--Maeve Higgens in the December 27, 202 New York Times.
NEW: January 6:
A Book Review:
Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s by Kimberly Truhler. Published by GoodNight Books 2020
NEW: December 29:
Romancing the Stone (1984) Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito (106 min).
NEW: Updated November 16:
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951) Written and directed by Alfred Lewin. Ava Gardner, James Mason, Nigel Patrick (122 min) (6 stills).
NEW: September 22:
Queen Christina (1933) 99 minutes) Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith (99 minutes) (12 stills).
NEW: September 2:
City Streets (1931) Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Sylvia Sidney, Gary Cooper, Paul Lukas, Wynne Gibson (83 min) (9 stills).
NEW: July 7:
Cutthroat Island (1995) Directed by Renny Harlin. Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella (124 min) (6 stills).
NEW: June 24:
The Prince Who Was a Thief (1951) Directed by Rudolph Maté. Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie, Everett Sloan (88 min). (10 stills)
NEW: June 18:
Anne of the Indies (1951) Directed by Jacques Tourneur. Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Debra Paget, Thomas Gomez (81 minutes) (11 stills).
NEW: June 9:
A reflection on Shah Rukh Khan in Baazigar, the Hindi version of A Kiss Before Dying, starring Robert Wagner (scroll down...)
NEW: March 24:
Island of Lost Souls (1932) Directed by Erle C. Kenton. Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams (70 min) (11 stills)
NEW: March 13:
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) Directed by Charles Reisner and Buster Keaton. Buster Keaton, Ernest Torrence, Marion Byron (70 min) (4 stills)
NEW: March 8:
The Great Buster (2018) Written and Directed by Peter Bogdanovich. Mel Brooks, Dick Cavett, Werner Herzog, Bill Hader (102 minutes)
NEW: March 4:
Chicago (1927) Directed by Frank Urson (or maybe Cecil B. De Mille) Phyllis Haver, Victor Varconi, Eugene Pallette (118 min) (5 stills).
NEW: February 23:
Road House (1948) Directed by Jean Negulesco. Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde, Richard Widmark (95 min) 35mm from Fox (10 stills)
NEW: February 19:
Five Star Final (1931) Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Edward G. Robinson, Marian Marsh, H.B. Warner (89 min.) (5 stills)
NEW: February 16:
Ruby Gentry (1952) Directed by King Vidor. Jennifer Jones, Charlton Heston, Karl Malden (82 min) (7 stills)
NEW: February 9:
Keeper of the Flame (1942) Directed by George Cukor. Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Richard Whorf (100 min) (8 stills).
NEW: February 5:
Heat Lightning (1934) Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Aline MacMahon, Ann Dvorak, Preston Foster (64 minutes).
NEW: January 22:
Possessed (1931) Directed by Clarence Brown. Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Wallace Ford. (76 min) Updated (9 stills)
NEW: January 12:
Laura (1944) Directed by Otto Preminger. Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, Judith Anderson (88 min) (13 stills)
NEW: November 20:
Music and Lyrics (2007) Directed by Marc Lawrence. Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Johnson (96 min) (5 stills)
NEW: November 17:
Victimas del Pecado (Victims of Sin) (1950) Written and Directed by Emilio Fernández. Ninón Sevilla, Rodolfo Acosta, Tito Junco (85 min) DCP in Spanish with English subtitles (3 stills)
NEW: November 6:
Working Girl (1988) Directed by Mike Nichols. Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver (113 min) (5 stills).
NEW: November 3:
Sombra Verde (Untouched) (1954) Directed by Roberto Gavaldon. Ricardo Montalban, Ariadne Welter, Victor Parra (85 min) (3 stills).
NEW: October 25:
Frida (2002) Directed by Julie Taymor. Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush (123 minutes) Rated R. 35mm print from Park Circus (3 stills)
NEW: October 23:
Crossing Delancey (1988) Directed by Joan Micklin Silver. Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Reizl Bozyk (97 min) (5 stills).
NEW: October 18:
Mad Love (1935) Directed by Karl Freund. Peter Lorre, Frances Drake, Colin Clive (68 minutes) 35mm print from Warner Brothers Classics (6 stills)
NEW: October 6:
Peppermint Soda (1977) Directed by Diane Kurys. Eléonore Klarwein, Odile Michel, Anouk Ferjac (102 min) PG French with English subtitles DCP (3 stills).
NEW: October 2:
How to Steal a Million (1966) Directed by William Wyler. Audrey Hepburn, Peter O’Toole, Hugh Griffith. (122 min). (13 stills)
NEW: September 29:
The World of Henry Orient (1964) Directed by George Roy Hill. Peter Sellers, Tippy Walker, Merrie Spaeth, Angela Lansbury (106 minutes) 35mm print from Park Circus (5 stills).
NEW: September 22:
The Killers (1946) Directed by Robert Siodmak. Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmund O’Brien (105 minutes) (DCP)
NEW: September 18:
That Night In Rio (1941) Directed by Irving Cummings. Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Carmen Miranda (90 min.) (12 stills).