Targets, a film by Peter Bogdanovich (film review)

Talk about a difficult film to watch. In 1968, mass shootings were rare, although that was the year of two assassinations: Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy. Targets was conceptually influenced by the 1966 Texas University tower shooter Charles Wittman, who killed 15 people and injured 31, after first killing his wife and mother. … More Targets, a film by Peter Bogdanovich (film review)

Living (film review) and my favorite Bill Nighy films

Living (2022) snuck out into theaters with not much fanfare. That’s not unusual in the post-Covid film world. Nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Actor, Best Screenplay), it is one of lead actor Bill Nighy’s best roles. Living refers to the fact that Mr. Williams (Nighy), a county bureaucrat in 1950s London, has only six … More Living (film review) and my favorite Bill Nighy films

Marlowe (film review)

Dick Powell, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Montgomery, James Garner, Elliott Gould, Robert Mitchum and now Liam Neeson. Actors who have played private eye Philip Marlowe. Snappy dialogue, obtuse characters, flashback narrative, stylish photography, world weary detective – required elements of an old fashioned gum-shoe detective. Cigarette smoke everywhere, hard dames, infidelity, drinking on the job, obscene … More Marlowe (film review)

Cheesy Horror Films

Here are a few horror films that time has mostly forgotten. These are B-films from the 1960s and 1970s. You won’t find Psycho, Rosemary’s Baby, The Shining or The Exorcist on this list. There are so many, maybe I’ll add a second list. Eye of the Devil (1966) One of MGM’s British-made films on the … More Cheesy Horror Films