OH OSCAR : The real THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (An Opinion)

STARDUST AND SHADOWS takes a brief break from our content to offer an opinion on the troubled institution for film fans which, of course, is the Academy Awards. Unless you live some place where there is no news or frankly you really "don't give a damn" you would know that the Academy Awards are having... Continue Reading →

THE BAD SEED (1956)

Some films don't  sit in areas of   style or content that fit a particular genre. THE BAD  SEED (1956) is thought to be Horror film,   a Film Noir or  a thriller.  Where  it fits  in the canon is not important only that it is  a strong film yet not to everyone's taste.  THE BAD SEED... Continue Reading →

SUPERMAN (1948)

Film is primarily story telling and entertainment and nothing brought a generation of  children and  sometimes adults back to the  theater  then the  Serials.  Those  deeds   of  daring do taking place in  jungles,  lost cities,   Outer Space, a frontier  town,  to under the sea by  groups of  kids in a  gang  or a solitary  figure... Continue Reading →

HOMECOMING (1948)

Firstly let me say i have weakness for these so called  'Women's pictures' which became a genre in of their own.  I  was skeptical of HOMECOMING (1948) since it was a later career Clark Gable picture and I read in some biographies of how he disliked  the material he received.   In this instance both Clark... Continue Reading →

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