Reviews

by / on March 5, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: A SHOGGOTH ON THE ROOF: THE INVESTIGATION

In the 1980s, the HP Lovecraft Historical Society received a mysterious handwritten libretto for a parody musical called A Shoggoth on the Roof. That would be a Lovecraftian spin on A Fiddler on the Roof if you didn’t catch it. […]

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by / on March 2, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

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. […]

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by / on February 27, 2015 at 12:30 pm / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

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, […]

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by / on February 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

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 […]

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by / on February 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

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 […]

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by / on February 23, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

VINTAGE VAULT: FATHER OF THE BRIDE

The day I married my wife was one of the happiest days of my life. Preparing for the wedding was not fun….and ours really was a small affair. The only thing my wife and I really disagreed on was the […]

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by / on February 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

PANNING THE STREAM: THE APARTMENT

We’re halfway through the month, but February Classics continues until the end. Keeping with our theme and with my desire to watch more Oscar winners, I’ve opted to watch whatever Academy heavy hitters I can pan from the stream. So […]

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by / on February 16, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

VINTAGE VAULT: THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

We continue to look at classic films that have been remade with a film that went forgotten for many years. Released in 1962, it was removed from distribution a year after its release when President Kennedy was assassinated. Then in […]

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by / on February 15, 2015 at 10:39 am / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

FEBRUARY CLASSICS: LAURA

Note: In honor of Classics month here at Man, I Love Films, I’ll be posting a weekly review of a classic film every Saturday. They’ll all be first-time viewings, and the plan is to give you both my reaction to the movie […]

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by / on February 13, 2015 at 11:31 am / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

James Bond has managed to helm a film franchise that’s remained relevant over the course of 53 years and 23 movies (with a 24th coming later this year) for many reasons – his suave, sophisticated demeanor, the fancy cars he […]

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