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Throwback Trailer: Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert.

Throwback Trailer

The Swimmer (1968)

“If you make believe hard enough, it’s true for you…”

When one scours the Burt Lancaster film library, like I did when I cinematically “fell” for the American titan after watching his requisite acclaimed performances in  453 more words


Movie review: 'Local Hero'

Back in the day we always watched a crappy film on New Year’s Eve as a joke. One year (I cannot remember which) I got a VHS copy of “ 1,108 more words

Movie Reviews

The Swimmer

The premise of the swimmer sounds like the sort of ridiculous idea you come up with when you are a little drunk and anything seems possible. 358 more words


Film Favorites: Sweet Smell of Success

Released in 1957, Sweet Smell of Success, mocking, bitter title and all, was one of the last American film noirs. You’d be forgiven for thinking the genre would be sucked-dry by that point (after all, dozens of these movies were released every year in an era that saw rapidly-produced films like no other). 1,740 more words


The Leopard (1963)

Toilet Review: A movie that is so incredibly detailed that I actually forgot I was watching a movie.

I love attention to detail in movies. I love when actors go that little extra mile to show us something about the character. 258 more words