Jan. & Feb. 2015 at TCM’s Movie Morlocks

Links to my writing at TCM’s official Movie Morlocks blog in January & February. 15 FAVORITE FILMS FROM 2014 Excerpt: “I know what you’re thinking. Another list?! Forgive me my trespass but as a member of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists I’m asked to compile a list of my favorite films each year and I wanted to share some of my viewing highlights with … Continue reading Jan. & Feb. 2015 at TCM’s Movie Morlocks

February & March at The Movie Morlocks

I’ve been neglecting Cinebeats again. Having a hard time getting back into the swing of things around here and other endeavors are keeping me from the blog. But I thought I’d finally update with a quick list of some highlights from my February & Mach contributions to TCM’s Movie Morlocks. You can read all the articles by following the links below. – Wanna Rumble? Excerpt: … Continue reading February & March at The Movie Morlocks

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

The Man of the Hour: Alfred Hitchcock

Back in May when I debuted Klara Tavakoli Goesche‘s video tour of VERTIGO locations at the Movie Morlocks I made note of the fact that: “Alfred Hitchcock’s name seems to be everywhere these days.” It seems that my observation was somewhat premature because I had no idea that Hitchock would became a subject of daily debate among critics & film fans following his top position … Continue reading The Man of the Hour: Alfred Hitchcock

Racist Images in Classic Films

A recent discussion on Twitter inspired me to ask a group of classic film lovers, fellow bloggers and Twitter users to contribute to a conversation at The Movie Morlocks about racist images in classic films. It’s a topic that’s too often swept under the rug or completely ignored by film fans and critics. It also coincides with the end of TCM’s annual look at Race … Continue reading Racist Images in Classic Films

Have Yourself A Merry Lorre Christmas

Peter Lorre & Sydney Greenstreet playing Santa Claus I’ve been thinking a lot about Peter Lorre since I wrote about his performance in Michael Curtiz’s Passage to Marseilles (1943) last month. This week I thought I’d shine a light on Lorre’s radio career and discuss his performance in the holiday themed SUSPENSE play, “Back for Christmas.” If you’re looking for some macabre yuletide entertainment I … Continue reading Have Yourself A Merry Lorre Christmas

Lorre & Bogey

Peter Lorre and Humphrey Bogart in The Maltese Falcon (1941) Peter Lorre and Humphrey Bogart. They’re one of my favorite film pairings and over at TCM’s Movie Morlocks blog I just posted an appreciation of one of the movies they appeared in together, Michael Curtiz’s Passage to Marseilles (1943). It’s not the best film that Bogart and Lorre made but it’s the only one I … Continue reading Lorre & Bogey