In the 1960s, Barbara Hershey was an ingénue actress on television and small parts in films. There was something about her, more than sending young boys into puberty. She co-starred in a television Western called The Monroes, about a family of kids trying to make it on the frontier without adult supervision, just a benevolent … More Barbara Hershey, plus a look at two Woody Allen Films
People generally are crazy about science fiction films or dislike them. Intentionally, science fiction also includes fantasy and superhero films in my book. So, Star Trek, Spider-Man, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings are all cousins in the sci-fi/fantasy universe. Now, those are strange holiday gatherings! My list could include Star Wars, Gravity, Dark … More Favorite Science Fiction Films
Reimagining a few old classics with the downbeat 1970s vibe… If Cary Grant had romanced Grace Kelly and really stolen her jewels and broken her heart, but escaped to live a tortured life – it would have been a 1970s version of To Catch a Thief. If Humphrey Bogart had been shot and killed while … More Film Romance in the 1970s
Comedy is my favorite film genre. I enjoy light-comedy, physical comedy, black comedy, satirical comedy and silly comedy. Below are a baker’s dozen (13) of my favorites. These are in no particular order, just as they sprang into my mind. Bananas – This was hip, irreverent, silly and smart, all at the same time. Early … More A Baker’s Dozen Comedy Films of the 1970s
In the 1970’s, the funniest films belonged to Woody Allen. During the decade, became a skilled and insightful filmmaker. Then he did two things that damaged our “relationship.” First, he decided to become Ingmar Bergman, and mostly stopped being funny. Eventually, he did regain his sense of humor but it was never quite like his … More Woody Allen Revisited
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