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Film Spotlight: The Hustler

My friend Nuwan Sen is hosting the “Essential 60’s blogathon”. It offered me the opportunity to highlight a perfect film, right up there with On the Waterfront, Citizen Kane, Apocolypse Now, and Shawshenk Redemption.  765 more words


Francis In the Haunted House (1956)

Here’s a B programmer that spelled the end for the talking mule franchise.

It’s not all that haunting and any talent involved is pretty much wasted. 544 more words

Daily Take

Movie Quote of the Day - Carrie, 1976 (dir. Brian De Palma)

Margaret White: Carrie, you haven’t touched your apple cake.
Carrie: It gives me pimples, Mama.
Margaret White: Pimples are the Lord’s way of chastising you.

Movie Quote Of The Day

Flashback: on 2002's Carrie

Carrie, the first published novel of Stephen King, turned 40 this year. I’ve only recently actually read it, so, like most my age, the iconic version of “Carrie” will always be the 1976 Brian De Palma film starring Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie( 640 more words




Tyrone Power’s career took a strange turn during the post-World War II years. Although he still managed to maintain his position as one of Twentieth Century Fox’s top stars during the remainder of the 1940s, something happened as the 1950s dawned. 1,177 more words

Movie Review

Film of the Day: THE HUSTLER (1961)


Starring Paul Newman, Piper Laurie, Jackie Gleason and George C. Scott. Directed and written by Robert Rossen, who also wrote the screenplay for James Cagney’s Roaring Twenties (1939) and the Technicolor epic, Alexander the Great, starring Richard Burton (1956). 529 more words


The Faculty (1998)

The Faculty is one of those movies that had been lying in wait for me to watch for a long time. I’d always heard, though I can’t for the life of me name the sources, that it was much better than anticipated; a smarter than the average horror movie. 1,096 more words