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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


Bromance of the Skies

“Noooooooooo, no, no, silent film, stop!” cried Fiona, at the umpteenth pyrotechnic stunt sequence unspooled in William Wellman’s WINGS — not so much death-defying as death-inviting. 416 more words


Wings (1927) Movie Review. Starring: Gary Cooper, Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers

WINGS, 1927
Movie Review
Directed by William A. Wellman
Starring: Clara Bow, Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers, Richard Arlen, Gary Cooper
Review by CJ Brooks


Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I. 1,011 more words

Past Imperfect - #18

Despite the clever outfits and the nice graphic on the wall behind them, Clara was still in for a big surprise on how this evening was going to turn out…