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Et Al. Oct18

Napoléon (1927) Abel Gance’s epic filming of the life of Napoleon Bonaparte is a production almost impossible to address in a standard review, not least because there is no such thing these days as “the” version of the film. In … Continue reading

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Kwaidan (1964)

“I want to talk of the past and the present and the future with you…”   [Also known as: Kaidan] Director:  Kobayashi Masaki Starring:  Mikuni Rentarō, Aratama Michiyo, Watanabe Misako, Nakadai Tatsuya, Kishi Keiko, Mochizuki Yûko, Nakamura Katsuo, Tanba Tetsurō, … Continue reading

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Flesh And Fantasy (1943)

  “If that’s so…then we human beings are nothing but puppets of some force or other, which we cannot possibly escape…”   Director:  Julien Duvivier Starring:  Robert Benchley, Betty Field, Robert Cummings, Edgar G. Robinson, Thomas Mitchell, Charles Boyer, Barbara … Continue reading

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Ranking the Final Girls

I am by no means an expert in slasher movies, but I know what I like; and what I like best is an engaging Final Girl. For me these films aren’t about their kill-scenes so much as the final showdown … Continue reading

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Spinning Newspaper Injures Printer – Part 2: Up Close

Click here for Part 1: The Repeat Offenders In this section, we take a closer look at a few of the many mock-ups which have (dis)graced our screens over the years! ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ College Coach (1933): …features numerous headlines, and only … Continue reading

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Destination Moon (1950)

“We are not the only ones who know that the moon can be reached. We are not the only ones planning to go there. The race is on—and we had better win it!”   Director:  Irving Pichel Starring:  John Archer, … Continue reading

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Rocketship X-M (1950)

“Tonight you are invited here to witness an important event. You are all familiar with our previous work in sending robot missiles into space. That phase is at an end. Tonight we will launch the first manned spaceship, the RXM: … Continue reading

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Et Al. July18

Black Oxen (1923) Attending an opening-night, the elderly Charles Dinwiddie (Tom Ricketts) is almost overcome when he sees, in effect, a ghost from his past: a beautiful young woman (Corinne Griffith) who is the living image of Mary Ogden, a … Continue reading

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Friday The 13th (1980)

“You’re going to Camp Blood, aintcha? You’ll never come back again! It’s got a death curse!”   Director:  Sean S. Cunningham Starring:  Adrienne King, Betsy Palmer, Harry Crosby, Laurie Bartram, Kevin Bacon, Jeannine Taylor, Mark Nelson, Robbi Morgan, Peter Brouwer, … Continue reading

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Zombi 2 (1979)

“What is all this about the dead coming back to life—and having to be killed a second time?   [aka Zombie aka Zombie Flesh Eaters] Director:  Lucio Fulci Starring:  Ian McCulloch, Tisa Farrow, Richard Johnson, Al Cliver (Pier Luigi Conti), … Continue reading

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