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1932’s The Island of Lost Souls is the first of three cinematic adaptations of H.G. Wells “The Island of Dr.Moreau.” It is easily the best, although the 1997 attempt with Marlon Brando was not the disaster some critics claimed, and in fact was considerably better than the static, unimaginative 1977 version with Burt Lancaster. 548 more words

Film Reviews

The Virginian (1929)

Directed by Victor Fleming
Written by Owen Wister & Kirk La Shelle

While there hasn’t been want for greater star power yet in this marathon, no film has perhaps the level of talent involved in this film, on both sides of the camera. 695 more words


ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1932) is Pre-Code Gone Awry

The advent of sound, loose attitudes and mores and a memorable crop of monsters made the early 1930s the best era for horror.  And Universal studios had everybody beat.   1,612 more words

Classic Movies

Wings [1928]

The last great silent movie was also the first great Academy Award winner, and remains the only completely silent movie to have taken home the Best Picture prize. 50 more words