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“You Saved One of My Best Pictures”: My Adventures with Peter Bogdanovich and his Lost, Last Picture Show
A story about a fan, his favorite filmmaker, and an eBay miracle changing the direction of film history.
Roger Moore Goes Eurocrime: STREET PEOPLE!
When Roger Moore makes a sleazy eurocrime film, AIP comes up with the oddest ways to promote it…
More than Emmanuelle: Sylvia Kristel in Julia
By James Kenney Cult Epics has put out an interesting new box set (available in Blu-ray or DVD), the Sylvia Kristel 1970s Collection, a fine selection of 1970s features presenting the star who became an international celebrity due to her lead in the Emmanuelle series. This collections intrigues because it offers a rather diverse assortmentContinue reading “More than Emmanuelle: Sylvia Kristel in Julia”
“It’s real, Charlie”: Actor Charlie Romanelli talks about Recording Audiobooks, Working with Martin Sheen, and Male Pattern Baldness
By James Kenney Charlie Romanelli at work Sure, I’ll occasionally sit down and enjoy a celebrity profile piece, learning what Val Kilmer thinks about holistic medicine or Alyssa Milano’s political views. But with the recent unfortunate passings of Mark Blum, a theater powerhouse perhaps best known to larger audiences as Roseanna Arquette’s suburban husband in DESPERATELYContinue reading ““It’s real, Charlie”: Actor Charlie Romanelli talks about Recording Audiobooks, Working with Martin Sheen, and Male Pattern Baldness”
Whisper to Your Friends You Saw It!: Jess Franco’s 99 WOMEN
I take the bold position that Jess Franco’s films are actually not very good. But 99 WOMEN is cool anyway.
To Love is to Burn: the Big Emotions of James Gray’s The Immigrant
A look back on one of the great 21st century movies.
LOW BUDGET SPUNK VERSUS BIG BUDGET FUNK: FIRST KILL versus THE MUMMY
In 2017, I argued a straight-to-video Bruce Willis film was better than Tom Cruise’s THE MUMMY. Really!
The French Connection on Skis: Britt Ekland and the Tragic Barry Brown share THE ULTIMATE THRILL!
The great forgotten ski action film, starring Daisy Miller’s Barry Brown and the exquisite Britt Ekland.
Worth 37.5 cents?: The Enduring Legacy of a Great and Crazy Studio, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group.
I will convince you D.E.G. was an interesting movie studio where multiple artists made masterpieces, new directors got a chance, and solid veterans got their final gigs.