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Film snippets, pt. 1

Such heights and depths of depravity, cynicism and perversion have rarely been captured on film. A dark, vicious masterpiece, shot exquisitely in black and white by James Wong Howe, directed to perfection by Alexander Mackendrick, scored superbly by Elmer Bernstein and with crisp, unforgettable dialogues by Clifford Odets and Ernest Lehman; it is the kind of film that not only lives up to its hype, but manages to surpass it. 70 more words


Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)

While Burt Lancaster was as big a star as Hollywood could boast of by 1958, the actor wasn’t scared to give up top billing to play opposite a screen legend and I would imagine one of his hero’s, Clark Gable for this WW2 navy adventure. 767 more words


MOVIE REVIEW | The Unforgiven (1960)

In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: “I’d never say that The Unforgiven is a good movie. But I also can’t say that I wasn’t entertained by it… 609 more words


The Scalphunters (1968) - Fun Western

Burt Lancaster teams up with Ossie Davis, Telly Savalas and Shelley Winters in this comedic Western directed by Sydney Pollack.

Fur Trapper Joe Bass… 320 more words


Poignant Pool

To swim home from pool to pool down the valley of wealthy houses. He is the Swimmer, just a wet guy in dark blue shorts, friend to all, or so it seems. 64 more words


Vera Cruz (1954) - Super Western

As part of finding the Grandeur-worthy Westerns for Movie Rob‘s Genre Grandeur series (head on over to his page if you want to join), I’ve pulled out a whole pile of DVDs from my collection, hoping I’ll get through a fair number of them. 418 more words


The One That Got Away

I completely forgot to write about “American Honey” which I liked a lot, even though it was not as accomplished of a film as “Manchester by the Sea”. 241 more words