Movies, Film, Cinema and Motion Pictures

Different words to describe a remarkable sensory experience. The viewing experience has changed as the movie theater is no longer needed. Cable and the internet have made the movie theater unnecessary, or at least not required. The Saturday matinee or date night no longer are confined to “going out.” Prior to the Pandemic, the traditional … More Movies, Film, Cinema and Motion Pictures

Almost Noir

Film noir is an exciting genre of the cinema and includes some of the best films ever made. Dark, mysterious, foreboding, psychological, often violent. It was a genre popular after World War II, into the 1950s, usually shot in black and white to help convey the darker emotional tone of the subject matter. If you … More Almost Noir

Night Moves Revisited

Private detectives or private eyes, as they were stylishly called in Golden Age of Hollywood, have been screen heroes and anti-heroes since the early days. Sherlock Holmes, Sam Spade, Hercule Poirot, Philip Marlowe, Mike Hammer, Lew Harper, Nero Wolfe, V.I. Warshawski, Peter Gunn, Joe Mannix, Jim Rockford, Thomas Magnum – all fictional detectives for hire. … More Night Moves Revisited

Fred MacMurray

My Three Sons or The Absent Minded Professor, these are the images that most people have of Fred MacMurray. He actually had a film career that began in the 1920s, gained featured parts in the mid-1930s and was once the highest paid film actor. MacMurray started as a saxophone player, something that would reappear in … More Fred MacMurray

Serenity (review)

Last year, I saw a preview for a Matthew McConaughey thriller (I assume it was a thriller) called Serenity. I never really saw the film open, it might have and I missed it. Anyway, I haven’t seen much of McConaughey in recent years, other than his Lincoln car commercials and True Crime on HBO.  He … More Serenity (review)