. . . about a girl and an Evinrude. Click on the image to enlarge.
Frame from John Ford’s Rio Grande, shot on the Colorado River near Moab, Utah. Myself in more or less the same location a couple of years ago, photographed by Paul Zahl.. Click on the images to enlarge.
. . . at the dark end of the street. Hugh McCarten stars in the newest Noir Bars: New York offering from Majestic Micro Movies — a series of extremely short tales of lost souls in desolate bars on the … Continue reading
Preliminary reports are not encouraging . . . [Image courtesy of ASIFA—Hollywood Animation Archive]
Paul Zahl (of The Zahl File) offers another meditation on an extraordinary bit of American culture from days gone by, the T. V. series One Step Beyond. If you don't remember it, or never saw it, Paul suggests that you … Continue reading
[Photo © 2009 Tristan Forward] Tristan, over at the new emotional blackmailer's handbook, continues to post his lovely photographs of lovely things — and what could be lovelier than the pint glass above, sitting on a table in a … Continue reading
Last month I started off on a road trip with my sister Lee and her two kids, Nora and Harry, down the length of the Baja California peninsula. It was a journey of great adventures but surprisingly easy and trouble-free, … Continue reading
The reputation of A Hard Day’s Night gained a lot from the film’s being better than it had any right or reason to be. Made quickly on a relatively modest budget, it was designed to cash in on the astonishing … Continue reading
If you glance over to the right of the main page on this site you’ll see that I’ve added a new category of posts — Essential Blu-rays. Posts in this category are short reviews of the Blu-ray editions of movies … Continue reading
Between 1950 and 1952, actor Edmund O’Brien and director Byron Haskin teamed up for three Westerns. Two of them, Silver City and Denver & Rio Grand are now available on Blu-ray in decent if not spectacular transfers from Olive Films. … Continue reading
Jackie Gaughn was the last of the legendary Las Vegas casino moguls, and the least legendary of them all. He had no notorious mob ties, never killed anybody, never sought celebrity. He invested mostly in the downtown area and didn’t … Continue reading
So when we think about the nation we think about our country, we think about our home, we think about the people living in it and we think about its values. When we think about the state, we’re thinking about … Continue reading
Clark Gable didn’t make many Westerns and never made a great one, except for, arguably, the modern Western The Misfits. He never had to grind out a living in B-Westerns, either. It’s a shame, because he looks terrific on a … Continue reading