2013 at the Movie Morlocks

Jess Franco 1930-2013 What follows is a collection of links to some of my posts at TCM’s Movie Morlocks from 2013. These are (in my estimation) the best and most interesting articles I wrote last year but you can read my entire output for 2013 at the Movie Morlocks if you peruse the archives. From this point onward on I’ll be collecting links to my … Continue reading 2013 at the Movie Morlocks

FAVORITE DVD RELEASES OF 2010

Every year I try to compile a list of my favorite new DVD releases. These lists tend to focus on films from the ’60s and ’70s since they’re my favorite film eras. This year I decided to expand my view a little and disregard limitations so I could share a varied list of all my favorite DVD releases with Movie Morlock readers. This list is … Continue reading FAVORITE DVD RELEASES OF 2010

Lee Marvin Goes Retro

The latest issue of Cinema Retro arrived in my mailbox yesterday and it boasts a colorful picture of Lee Marvin during the making of Prime Cut (1972) that literally jumps right off the cover. As a long time Lee Marvin devotee I was thrilled to discover that the magazine had unearthed a lengthy interview with Marvin that had never been published before. The interview was … Continue reading Lee Marvin Goes Retro

The Fool Killer (1965)

I first saw Servando González’s 1965 film The Fool Killer (aka El asesino de tontos) almost twenty years ago and it’s haunted me ever since. The film features Anthony Perkins in one of his best roles and I got the urge to watch it again last year while I was obsessing over Perkins’ music career. For some unknown reason The Fool Killer isn’t available on … Continue reading The Fool Killer (1965)

The 2008 Woodstock Film Festival

I’ve been so busy and distracted lately that I neglected to mention my contribution to The 9th Annual Woodtsock Film Festival that is currently taking place in Woodstock, New York October 1-5. Most people are familiar with Woodstock thanks to the infamous music festival that was held there in 1969. The 3 day concert featured live performances by artists such as The Who, Jimi Hendrix, … Continue reading The 2008 Woodstock Film Festival

Lee Marvin: A Sensitive 17-Year-Old Boy

“This film is really in one sense about Lee Marvin. It’s about him as a character. He went out to the war and he was a sensitive 17-year-old boy and you know, he was brutalized and in a way, he was expressing himself through violence. He was always trying to recapture his humanity that he felt he had lost and that’s really what the story … Continue reading Lee Marvin: A Sensitive 17-Year-Old Boy

Lee Marvin on John Ford

Lee Marvin as Liberty Valance (1962) Vincent has kick-started his ongoing John Ford Blog-a-thon which lasts all week and ends July 9th. His blog is French, but he welcomes readers and blog-a-thon contributors from around the globe. In all honesty I haven’t seen a lot of John Ford’s films myself but my favorites are Mogambo (1953), The Searchers (1956), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance … Continue reading Lee Marvin on John Ford