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MOVIE REVIEW | The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)

“That jerk Karl Marx said opium was the… religion of people. I got news for him, it’s money.”

John Cassevetes is a cinema name I’ve heard a lot.  496 more words


Episode review: Columbo Etude in Black

September 17, 1972 marked the ‘Return of the Mac’, not to mention the car, the cigar and the eccentric mannerisms. Yessir, Columbo was back for a hotly-anticipated second season, 10 months after Season 1 rounded out. 3,081 more words


Guest Post » Hollywood's Rugged Individualists, Thugs and Creeps Part 1

Welcome all and Sundry. To this closing installment of a very intriguing three post arc covering different “types” of characters demanded in film. And those few character actors with the talent, desire and ability to embody those rare roles that are larger than life. 3,031 more words


Moving pictures, #40

This is the second Moving pictures post in which I’ve not watched a film from the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die list. Oh well. 1,780 more words


Faces (1968)

A startlingly immediate and vivid vision of mid-life insecurity and hysteria. Watching just ten minutes of Faces, with its production background in mind, it’s easy to see why Cassavetes is considered the godfather of independent film in America. 378 more words


Johnny Staccato

   Success breaths imitation and the success in 1958 of the Blake Edwards created TV series Peter Gunn did just that with Johnny Staccato. Peter Gunn… 1,008 more words