Monday, March 29, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

You rarely call...


and when you do, it hurts!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Moving Pictures Monthly

Our Dancing Daughters (1928) - ***. "Wild" Joan Crawford battles "pure" Anita Page for Johnny Mack Brown's affections. Add dishy Dorothy Sebastian and you've got the penultimate 'jazz baby' silent film. Lotsa fun.

Defiance (1980) - ***. I remember seeing this at the drive-in back in high school. Merchant marine Jan-Michael Vincent battles New York gang with help from Theresa Saldana, Danny Aiello, Art Carney and future Soprano fixture Tony Sirico. Definitely a film of its time, but done with conviction.

Twilight (2008) - * 1/2. Christ, did this suck.

Le Samourai (1967) - ****. Alain Delon plays the definitive existential hired gun in Jean-Pierre Melville's homage to the American gangster film. A more masterful piece of coolness would be hard to find. Essential.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Cover of the Week #49743312


Bluesman (& Woman) #2

Memphis Minnie & Kancas City Joe McCoy.
Minnie appears to be floating like an angel in this photo.