‘ITS THE STUFF VIDEO STREAMS ARE MADE OF”: An Opinion on acquiring

Months back I wrote a piece for a different site on streaming services for Horror film lovers.    It is not hard to figure out that this delivery system is the new way to get entertainment delivered to your phone, tablet, and television if you have the necessary tech available such as uninterrupted and robust bandwidth.... Continue Reading →

THE GIRL HUNTERS (1964)

Hard boiled detective stories are lovely fodder for film. The dark streets full of grime, corruption and broken bottles and dreams coupled with spent cartridges.  This is the world of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer at its cliché best with all the trimmings of a blue plate special with poison gravy.   Bit over the top? Yes.... Continue Reading →

THE GIRL ON A MOTORCYCLE (1968)

Sixties film making has a particular niche and creators pressed  new subject matter and techniques.   The rise of the 'biker film,' thought to be low budget drive in fare for the  teenagers more interested in making sure  the 'wild oats' were well stowed away. Many of these films were training grounds for people like writer/... Continue Reading →

THE RESTLESS SPIRIT OF DAVID MANNERS

Not everyone  can be  a big star in Hollywood. In fact, many make a comfortable living and end up drifting into other opportunities.  Some still toil on camera, being the face  you know but can't put a name to. Whether David Manners  fits into that category along with  Lyle Talbot and  John Qualen, and a ... Continue Reading →

THE LEMON DROP KID (1951)

I remember the usual films, THE GRINCH THAT STOLE CHRISTMAS with Boris Karloff; CHARLIE BROWN’S CHRISTMAS with the sad tree that tips over when an ornament is put on it.   The skating sequences from THE BISHOPS’S WIFE with David Niven, Cary Grant and Loretta Young are also part of holiday memories.  I still feel the... Continue Reading →

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