Archive 6 - 2012
Previous Posts that appeared on the front page of cinemagraphe.com
Roger Ebert has died, age 70, from cancer
The only film critic to (yet) win a Pulitzer Prize, Ebert was a movie critic for the Chicago Sun-Times for 46 years, was famous for his TV show with fellow critic Gene Siskel ("Sneak Previews"), and bridged the trend from print film criticism to his own digital mini-kingdom within the online Chicago Sun Times newspaper domain.
More Barbara Stanwyck
The Shop Around the Corner"Film that makes you happy inside," 1940 directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Read Review.
The Byrd Theater, Richmond VA
Trouble in Paradise (1932)
Review of the Ernst Lubitsch romantic-comedy film about what happens when a 'mark' threatens the happy relationship between two professional thieves. Starring Kay Francis, Miriam Hopkins and Herbert Marshall. Read the review.
Anna May Wong
Born Wong Liu Tsong on January 3, 1905, in Los Angeles, California, an interest in movies became a career that spanned silent film up to 1961. Read more Anna May Wong.
Review: Werewolf of London (1935)
Valerie Hobson plays another wife to a madman (she performs the same task in Bride of Frankenstein, also 1935). Hull performs the hairy requirements of his lead role with style, but both he and Hobson are handicapped by a lumbering script. Warner Oland is also on hand as an affective competing wolfman who accepts and hates his condition, something Hull is fighting to get his mind around (without success).
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- Central Park - 1932 - Joan Blondell has trouble on her hands when she gets suckered into helping a gangster to rob a charity event. Though this film stars Joan and Wallace Ford, it also features the American Great Depression which is the background for the hunger and desperation that flavors the film.
- Robert Osborne - 1932 - 2017 - The "Movie Man" who worked as a film historian and host for The Movie Channel and Turner Classic Movies.
- Classic Cinema releases to DVD, Blu Ray and Streaming - March 2017 List
- Torchy (Glenda Farrell) Gets Her Manand solves crimes faster than her boyfriend (a policeman) and the whole police force.
- Get Smart - 2008 - Maxwell Smart is back in action with Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway) on a mission into Russia which turns into a hunt for a traitor within CONTROL's ranks - - and everyone is starting to think it might be Agent 86.
- Ernest Saves Christmas - 1988 - Florida seems like the wrong place to find a missing Santa Clause, but taxi driver Ernest locates him there all the same.
- Jeopardy 1953 - - A Mexican vacation goes off the rails when escaped American convict (Ralph Meeker) hijacks Barbara Stanwyck.
- Zorba The Greek 1964 - Alan Bates and Anthony Quinn are on Crete, with Irene Papas
- Frankenstein Island - 1981 - The plot moves slowly and often doesn't seem to make sense in this legendary bad film featuring a projected image of John Carradine that rattles off incoherant dialogue.
- The Lady Vanishes - 1938 - Hitchcock's famous film about a disappearing lady aboard a trans-continental train. Except for one stubborn young female passenger [who is consequently accused of mental instability] no one aboard can remember the vanished elderly Miss Froy.
- White Zombie - 1932 - Bela Lugosi likes making zombies, and this comes in handy when a local plantation owner on Haiti decides if he can't woo a certain girl to be his wife, he'll have Lugosi turn her into a mindless slave that he can command.