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Gay Shit in Horror: Craze (1974)

There is always something a little homoerotic lurking around the corner, no? Well, maybe not always. But it is truly a delight to discover something a little lavender-suspicious in a favored horror film – especially one starring such a magnetically male presence as Jack Palance. 747 more words


Film Club: Batman (1989)

In this months edition of Film Club, Cathal, aka The Narrator, chose Tim Burton’s Batman as our film of the month. It was another interesting choice and one that didn’t go down as well with some as it did with others, while it also brought out inevitable comparisons to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight films. 4,455 more words



Written by Andrew Martin

When actress Camryn Manheim received the Emmy Award for her role in TV’s “The Practice” in 1998, a now-famous element of her speech was clasping the trophy above her head and jubilantly shouting, “This is for all the fat girls!” Indeed, she was referring to a group of actresses, among them Martine Bartlett, Nancy Parsons and even Kathy Bates, who would never have had the opportunities to be taken seriously in a dramatic sense on the big screen had Shirley Stoler not broken down the “weight barrier,” with her leading-lady portrayal of Martha Beck in THE HONEYMOON KILLERS (1970). 965 more words


Blu-Ray Review: WITHOUT WARNING (1980)

Greydon Clark’s grindhouse alien invasion picture is Nyquil for bums.

Read the full Review over at Cinapse (Originally Published 08/08/14).


Day 28 of Noirvember: Dames Off the Beaten Path -- Irene Neves in Sudden Fear (1952)

Everybody knows about those larger-than-life femmes fatales in those famous, blockbuster noirs: dames like Phyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity. Kathie Moffat in Out of the Past… 1,136 more words

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American Masters: The Life of Jack Palance

He is the non-stop he-man star of “The Big Knife”, but his own story is almost too unbelievable for film. This biography, part of the fantastic “American Masters” series of paperbacks, is a fun and jaw-dropping adventure in to the life of a guy who never met a challenge he couldn’t lick. 98 more words

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#ClassicsTuesday - The Big Knife (1955)

The Big Knife (1955) – Some stories follow a hero’s journey toward redemption. This one follows a tormented famous Hollywood actor for whom life gets tough, then tougher, then ugly, then dangerous, and finally overwhelming. 217 more words