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Black Panther: A Cinematic Marvel 

The Wakandans 

 The Movie is the Message

When I was a boy growing up in racist segregated Florida, where white supremacy was a fact in law and custom, my grandmother used to say “Boy, don’t pay no attention to those ignorant crackers; cause when the Lord made colored people he was really showing off.”  I thought of her the other night as I gazed at the beautiful people of Wakanda, a mythical African nation, on the silver screen at the Magic Johnson theater.  1,079 more words

Movie Reviews

Double Bill Eight - The Raven (1963)

THE RAVEN (1963)                    August 21st 1977          00.05-01.30 

‘Quoth the Raven “Nevermore!” ‘

Dr Erasmus Craven (Vincent Price)  

Okay, let’s get this straight. As those of you who have been happily guffawing your way through my previous posts will readily attest, I am a funny guy.

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Horror Films

Retro Review: HUSH... HUSH, SWEET CHARLOTTE (1964)

There’s a rasp to Bette Davis’s voice that is an odd combination of sexy, irritating, and unsettling. It ranges in pitch and tone and violence — all on display in Robert Aldrich’s follow-up to Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte.  371 more words



“Because if we in America have reached that point in our desperate culture when we must murder children, no matter for what reason or what color, we don’t deserve to survive, and probably won’t.” —William Faulkner, following the Emmett Till murder…

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Magic and Myth of the Movies: Parker Tyler Cover #1

The old adage warns against judging books by their cover, but who can deny the effectiveness and appeal of well conceived cover art? Over the years as I’ve encountered various editions of Parker Tyler’s film writing I’ve been consistently struck by how consistently eye-catching the covers have been, and came across the idea of collecting them together on this site in a kind of archive. 322 more words

Parker Tyler

One Summer Dream – “Call Me by Your Name” Review

One Summer Dream

Movie Review: Call Me by Your Name

Directed by Luca Guadagnino

Starring Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Ester Garrel

I was reluctant to see Luca Guadagnino’s… 1,370 more words


My Weekly Gollumn. This Week: A review of The Shape of Water.

Rock in the pool
so nice and cool
so juicy sweet!

Now we fish
to catch a fish
so juicy sweet!

We thinks the fishmans is a tease precious. 170 more words