Some women like men who drive fast cars; others prefer men with an athletic build while some find a uniform irresistible. Me? I appreciate a good pair of spectacles.
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 … Continue reading Racist Images in Classic Films
Peter Sellers and Claudine Longet in The Party (1968) I recently wrote a piece about The Party (1968) for the newest issue of Screening the Past that you can read online. Issue #30 of Screening the Past is a tribute to the late director Blake Edwards and The Party is my favorite Edwards' film. I … Continue reading Blake Edwards and THE PARTY (1968)
Peter Sellers and his custom designed 1963 Mini Cooper
TCM's "Star of the Month" for January is the one and only Peter Sellers. Sellers is one of favorite performers but I haven't written much about him so I took the opportunity to discuss the actor and some of his best films at the Movie Morlocks today. Many of Sellers' greatest movies such as I’m … Continue reading In Praise of Peter Sellers
"I believe everything and I believe nothing." - Inspector Clouseau Since J.D. Salinger's death many film critics like Dana Stevens have enjoyed quoting from Salinger's seminal work The Catcher in the Rye where the fictional character of Holden Caulfield proclaims "If there's one thing I hate, it's the movies." The quote has become a jumping-off … Continue reading J.D. Salinger and the Movies
At the Britannica blog Raymond Benson has finished listing off his Top 10 Favorite Films of 1968 so if you're interested in the final results stop by and give them a look. I've mentioned on numerous occasions how much I dislike making lists of favorite films myself since they're limited by what I've seen and … Continue reading My Top 20 Favorite Films of 1968
Selecting my Favorite DVD Releases of 2006 was no easy task. As a matter of fact, I found it pretty impossible since there were so many great films released last year that I could easily compile a list of 50 impressive film titles. Instead of limiting myself to a mere 20 Favorite DVD Releases I've … Continue reading Favorite DVD Releases of 2006 – Part I.