All Hallows' Eve, Blogathons, Classic Film Discoveries, Hammer Horror, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

Deadly Legacy

This post contains graphic and mature content, please read at your own risk. Twins of Evil is fascinating because it comes after Lust for A Vampire in the Karnstein Quadrilogy and it's as if someone said "What made The Vampire Lovers good and Lust for a Vampire awful?" Don't get me wrong, Lust for a… Continue reading Deadly Legacy

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Blogathons, Classic Film Discoveries, Joan Crawford, Uncategorized

Into the Wilderness: Clark Gable in “Strange Cargo” (1940)

Strange Cargo (1940) is not an easy film to describe. It has elements of drama, romance, adventure and tragedy. It is all these things, but it does not fit neatly into any of these genres. It could perhaps be compared to I Was A Fugitive of a Chain Gang, with its frank depiction of prison… Continue reading Into the Wilderness: Clark Gable in “Strange Cargo” (1940)

Blogathons, John Barrymore, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

Announcing the Fifth Annual Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon

The Barrymores are entertainment royalty. Their influence in the world of entertainment is almost incalculable. If you are familiar with their work, you will come to realise how many homages have been paid to them, how many performers have affectionately imitated them (like Douglas Fairbanks Jr in Our Modern Maidens (1929), and how their legacy has inspired… Continue reading Announcing the Fifth Annual Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon

Blogathons, Uncategorized

Obedience, that impossible thing: Audrey Hepburn as Sister Luke in “The Nun’s Story” (1959)

It may seem strange to choose a nun as the subject for a post written for The Reel Infatuation Blogathon. But, it is not strange when you think of the tremendous courage of both the character, based on a real woman of this marrow, and the actress who played her, who had these same traits.… Continue reading Obedience, that impossible thing: Audrey Hepburn as Sister Luke in “The Nun’s Story” (1959)

Blogathons, Uncategorized

Que Que Sera Sera: Heathers (1988)

Heathers (1988) is undoubtedly one of the greatest teen films ever made. If you don't think so, stop reading now, honey pie, because that statement is a fact. Like Rebel Without A Cause, Foxes and The Breakfast Club, it shows that being a teenager is much like being in purgatory or limbo. You are no longer a child where you needed constant… Continue reading Que Que Sera Sera: Heathers (1988)

Blogathons, Classic Film Discoveries, Noir Or Never, Uncategorized

A Dark Web: Cornel Wilde as Lt. Leonard Diamond

Last year November I took part in Noirvember's delightfully dark shadows and winding back alley plots. And I discovered a myriad of wonderful films that I had never heard of or had the opportunity to see, and one of these was The Big Combo (1955). I knew absolutely nothing about the film except that Cornel… Continue reading A Dark Web: Cornel Wilde as Lt. Leonard Diamond

Blogathons, Joan Crawford, Uncategorized

The Queen Rests: A Wrap up of the Joan Crawford: Queen of the Silver Screen Blogathon

Joan always adored her fans. They were her life and the reason she carried on acting and producing memorable, touching and brilliant performances for her entire career. For Joan, improving her craft was for her audience, as she knew they would be there long after she had gone, different audiences over different periods. And because… Continue reading The Queen Rests: A Wrap up of the Joan Crawford: Queen of the Silver Screen Blogathon