VINTAGE VAULT:  WHAT! NO BEER?

VINTAGE VAULT: WHAT! NO BEER?

When movies made the change from silent to sound, this presented a challenge for many stars. Take the silent film comedians, for example. Previously they had leaned on their skills as physical comedians. Suddenly, they were expected to perform dialogue. […]

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: FOCUS

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: FOCUS

Whether it’s Robert Redford and Paul Newman outwitting the mob in The Sting, Leonardo DiCaprio charismatically endearing us to real-life criminal Frank Abagnale in Catch Me If You Can, or Kevin Kline’s hilarious, incompetent Otto in A Fish Called Wanda, […]

HORROR THURSDAY: CONDEMNED TO LIVE

HORROR THURSDAY: CONDEMNED TO LIVE

Condemned to Live is in many ways a typical film from the early days of Hollywood. The acting is quite exaggerated, still using that theatrical presence and projection to sell the scene to the back of the house. The sets […]

MAN, I LOVE TV: “JUSTIFIED” WHO’S GONNA DIE? ODDS (EPISODE 6.6)

MAN, I LOVE TV: “JUSTIFIED” WHO’S GONNA DIE? ODDS (EPISODE 6.6)

Well, that’s more like it… With next week’s episode signifying the halfway point of this final season, I knew that cards were going to have to start being laid out and hands played and other gambling metaphors used to say […]

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: WHEN THERE IS NO CHARACTER

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: WHEN THERE IS NO CHARACTER

I thought it was important to end February Classics month at Man I Love Films, by watching a heralded classic film I had never seen before. I choose 2001: A Space Odyssey, with the expectations that it would be long, and […]

TGITDNMAR: (2/27/15)

TGITDNMAR: (2/27/15)

As you may have heard but probably didn’t, a tiny awards show of absolutely no note held its annual ceremony this past Sunday. They give out golden statuettes of a skinny, bald man who may or may not be named […]

A CLASSIC FRANCHISE

A CLASSIC FRANCHISE

Did you know that I have a real problem with franchises? No? Well, I do. A real problem. The MCU, the DC universe, the constant reboots and sequels, the constant attempts to turn ANY film – and that includes Gone […]

PANNING THE STREAM: THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

PANNING THE STREAM: THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

Today’s installment of the Stream marks my last entry into Man, I Love Films February Classics series. Fresh off the heels of the Oscars I opted to end with a more contemporary classic than one might expect with 1991′s The […]