Category Archives: Random film stuff

Et Al. Oct19

The Other (1913) Original title: Der Andere. After he has accident while out riding, the respected Dr Hallers (Albert Bassermann) develops – unknown to himself – a secondary personality who begins frequenting public houses and making criminal associates. One night, … Continue reading

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Et Al. June19

The Queen Of Spades (1910) Original title: Pikovaya Dama. While much of Russian society, including most of his fellow-officers, gambles for high stakes, German (Pavel Biryukov) cannot afford to play and only looks on. German is one of those who … Continue reading

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Et Al. Feb19

Officer 444 (1926, 10 episodes) Robert Preston Brownley (Ben Wilson) – “Uncle Bob” to the children of his precinct, and Officer 444 to his colleagues – is the a member of the “Flying Squadron” under the command of Captain Jerry … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Et al. April18

Wings (1927) Upon America’s entry into war in 1917, two young men from the same small town enlist to become combat pilots: David Armstrong (Richard Arlen), whose family is one of the wealthiest in town; and Jack Powell (Charles Rogers), … Continue reading

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Et Al. Feb18

Ghosts (1915) To celebrate his appointment as Chamberlain to the King, Captain Alving (Henry B. Walthall) holds an elaborate party at his hunting-lodge. During it, he is sought out by society woman, Johanna (Juana Archer), with whom he begins an … Continue reading

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The Hatching

    It looked to Miguel like a black river rushed up behind him. The man had only managed to get to his knees before the dark mass rolled over and around him.     Miguel took a few steps backward, but he found … Continue reading

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