Celebrating Father’s Day

Steve McQueen in THE GREAT ESCAPE (1963) Me and my dad (1972) From my latest at the Movie Morlocks: "I recently became an aunt again so I’ve been thinking a lot about family lately and with Father’s Day right around the corner I thought I’d share some thoughts about my own dad and how the … Continue reading Celebrating Father’s Day

Vincente Minnelli’s Metaphysical Musical

Barbra Streisand in On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970) Last week I had planned on writing about some romantic films in honor of Valentine's Day but I never got around to it. I'm still fighting off that cold bug but this week I decided to share some thoughts about one of my … Continue reading Vincente Minnelli’s Metaphysical Musical

35 Years of The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Whatever happened to Fay Wray? That delicate satin draped frame. As it clung to her thigh, how I started to cry 'Cause I wanted to be dressed just the same. Give yourself over to absolute pleasure. Swim the warm waters of sins of the flesh. Erotic nightmares beyond any measure. And sensual daydreams to treasure … Continue reading 35 Years of The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Modern Mondays: Love Songs (2007)

When I first mentioned that I was going to start "Modern Mondays" at Cinebeats I briefly discussed how much I liked musicals so I thought I'd share a few thoughts about the best musical I've seen in recent years, Love Songs (aka Les chansons d'amour; 2007). Love Songs was directed by the talented French filmmaker … Continue reading Modern Mondays: Love Songs (2007)

The U.S. Premiere of Les Idoles (1968)

If you live in New York or will be visiting the area on November 25th, you won't want to miss the U.S. Premiere of the French pop musical spectacular, Les Idoles (1968). New York's Film Society at Lincoln Center will be showing the film November 25th and following the film you can attend a fabulous … Continue reading The U.S. Premiere of Les Idoles (1968)

Paul Newman 1925-2008

"Joanne has always given me unconditional support in all my choices and endeavors, and that includes my race car driving, which she deplores. To me, that's love." "Why go out for hamburger when you have steak at home?" "You should see us when we get back to the bedroom." - Paul Newman on his relationship … Continue reading Paul Newman 1925-2008

The Misadventures Of A Go-Go Girl

"It's all here! The happy fun times. And the crazy turned-on dangerous times." If the movies have taught me anything at all about life it is this: a lot of young women dream about becoming professional dancers. Some want to be celebrated ballet stars or high-kicking Rockettes. Others are eager to become trophy-winning ballroom dancers … Continue reading The Misadventures Of A Go-Go Girl

The Mod Musicals of Lance Comfort

Top: David Hemmings and Steve Marriott Bottom: Jennifer Moss and Heinz Burt I recently watched two entertaining and important musicals directed by British B-movie maven Lance Comfort called Live It Up! (1963) and its sequel Be My Guest (1964), which are currently available on DVD from Guillotine Films. After my failed attempts at finding any … Continue reading The Mod Musicals of Lance Comfort