• The Sign of the Ram


    As I was watching The Sign of the Ram (1948) I found myself idly wondering - and I seem to have a great deal of time for idleness these days - about a number o... Read more

    Posted on 02 April 2020 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Two Mrs Carrolls


    Every once in a while it's good to indulge oneself in something which is not overly taxing, which is largely escapist and, in this guy's opinion anyway, with... Read more

    Posted on 21 March 2020 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Blu News – Blood on the Moon

    News Blood Moon

    A welcome bit of news just came to my attention so I thought it might be nice to pass it on here. Robert Wise's noir-tinged western Blood on the Moon (which I... Read more

    Posted on 14 March 2020 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Undercover Girl

    Undercover Girl

    I would like to thank Colin for the chance to do a guest review. I am by no means an expert on film but I know what I like. Film Noir, westerns, war films,... Read more

    Posted on 09 March 2020 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Tiger by the Tail

    Tiger Tail

    The last time I posted here I spoke about voiceover narration in movies and expressed some doubts about its efficacy. Now that was largely prompted by my... Read more

    Posted on 02 March 2020 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Thunder Over the Plains

    Thunder Over Plains

    I can never quite make my mind up on voiceover narration in the movies; after all, it does create what might be termed an authoritative mood that feels somehow... Read more

    Posted on 17 February 2020 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Larceny


    Larceny (1948) spins a yarn which revolves around a scam, a con. The con man, the grifter if you like, is one who naturally, and as the name implies, trades on... Read more

    Posted on 29 January 2020 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Back to God’s Country

    Back God’s Country

    Rugged outdoor adventures have a timeless appeal and I think it's true too that the cold weather variety carry with them an invigorating quality, as though the... Read more

    Posted on 20 January 2020 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Plunderers


    A new decade heralds change, or at least that would appear to be the received wisdom. It's tempting to see it like Janus, as a point of transition gazing both... Read more

    Posted on 05 January 2020 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Duel at Silver Creek

    Duel Silver Creek

    Pulp, a word that usually ends up being employed in a derogatory way. It suggests the cheap, the disposable, and that sense of something a bit crude and tawdry... Read more

    Posted on 27 December 2019 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Planet of the Vampires

    Planet Vampires

    Impressions and influences, those are the two items on the agenda today. It wouldn't be much of a movie that didn't make some kind of an impression, good or bad... Read more

    Posted on 16 December 2019 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Detective Story

    Detective Story

    Cinema and theater, two near relatives in the visual/performance art sphere, both well suited to the presentation of drama via their shared familial traits whil... Read more

    Posted on 09 December 2019 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Some Info on a Sam Fuller Movie Sought…

    Some Info Fuller Movie Sought…

    A brief request here. Someone just contacted me in relation to Sam Fuller's feature debut , which I wrote about over a decade ago, to see if I could help. What... Read more

    Posted on 04 December 2019 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Colt .45


    In almost a dozen years of writing about a wide range of movies in general, and westerns more than any other genre, I've tried to point out the type of film I... Read more

    Posted on 01 November 2019 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Arrow in the Dust

    Arrow Dust

    Unfulfilled promise, is there anything more disappointing? I'm talking about movies here, of course, and not life in general. This may not be the most enticing... Read more

    Posted on 07 October 2019 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Rough Shoot

    Rough Shoot

    Hitchcockian is a word that ought to be reasonably common for anyone familiar with the movie reviewing/commentary world. Mind you, time was the term got recycle... Read more

    Posted on 16 September 2019 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Reprisal!


    I get a kick out of looking at the way trends and perspectives develop and evolve. Anyone who has followed along on my journey through cinema over the last... Read more

    Posted on 05 September 2019 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Pillars of the Sky


    Over the years there has been a good deal of ill-informed, and one might even say uninformed, material written and spoken about the classic western, and the... Read more

    Posted on 12 August 2019 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Spin a Dark Web

    Spin Dark

    How essential is the femme fatale in film noir? Sure her presence is one of the characteristics you will hear mentioned time and again should you ask people... Read more

    Posted on 02 August 2019 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Ride Back

    Ride Back

    I've never been a success at anything I tried to do. Anything I ever tried to do ever, failed. I've been a failure and that's all, a plain old failure. But I'm... Read more

    Posted on 23 July 2019 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES