Open, but no exhibitionist: Myriah Rose Marquez is a filmmaker to watch.
Monthly Archives: May 2021
The Outsider: Why We Love Andrew McCarthy and Dig His New Book
Originally posted on Tremble…Sigh…Wonder…:
“…and of Andrew McCarthy, one of the New York based actors in St. Elmo’s Fire, a co-star says ‘He plays all his roles with too much of the same intensity. I don’t think he’ll make it.’ The Brat Packers save their praise for themselves….” From David Blum’s “Birth of…
“Oh, The Deal’s Going Down…But It’s Going Down Twisted!”: Albert Pyun’s Underrated, Wicked Comic Noir DOWN TWISTED
A look at Albert Pyun’s magnum opus, the underrated 1987 Cannon film DOWN TWISTED.
Settled Dust Expanded Edition: My Top 25 of the 21st Century
HERE are the best films of the 21st century.
Throwbacks: CHINESE HERCULES and BRUCE’S NINJA SECRET on Blu-ray from Dark Force!
By James Kenney Growing up in the 1970s in New York, you could watch all kind of glorious crap on TV on the weekends. Channel 9 had Benny Hill, Dr. Who, wrestling and all sorts of eurohorror films (Deep Red, The Bell from Hell, Baron Blood, The Night Evelyn Came Out of Her Grave, etc.)Continue reading “Throwbacks: CHINESE HERCULES and BRUCE’S NINJA SECRET on Blu-ray from Dark Force!”
Stealth Cinema: The Lightly Seasoned Felonious Fun Of LIFE OF CRIME
By James Kenney. Modified from its originally publication by Queens Free Press. If one oversteps the bounds of moderation, the greatest pleasures cease to please. —Epicetitus Life of Crime, a small 2014 release that was dropped into a few theaters the same day it appeared on Video on Demand, is the kind of movie I’mContinue reading “Stealth Cinema: The Lightly Seasoned Felonious Fun Of LIFE OF CRIME”
From Ozploitation to Skinemax, with George Lazenby, Nicole Kidman and a Leprechaun on the Way: A Review of Brian Trenchard-Smith’s Terrific ADVENTURES IN THE B-MOVIE TRADE
Brian Trenchard-Smith is one of the low-budget good guys, and he’s written a detailed, honest book about working in Australia and Hollywood as a director.
Very Funny, Deeply Sad: Blake Edwards’ THE MAN WHO LOVED WOMEN
Humpback Movie #2: It’s OK to like Blake Edwards’ The Man Who Loved Women more than Truffaut’s original, as it is a better picture.
A Terminal Case: Johnny Depp in THE PROFESSOR
Johnny Depp on his best behavior, unfortunately.