June & July at the Movie Morlocks

I haven't been online much the last few months for a number of reasons. First and foremost, I've been having some medical problems with my left eye and spending lots of time on my computer reading, watching vids and writing can often be problematic. My eyes get easily irritated and I'm prone to headaches, etc. … Continue reading June & July at the Movie Morlocks

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

Seduced by Pierre Clémenti

Pierre Clémenti in Listen, Let's Make Love (1967) Regular Cinebeats' readers are undoubtedly familiar with my fascination with the French actor and filmmaker Pierre Clémenti. I've written about him enough that he's earned his own blog category so you can imagine my surprise when I came across one of the little seen films that he … Continue reading Seduced by Pierre Clémenti

Courage Conquers Death

Katharine Hepburn in Christopher Strong (1933) On Friday, August 20th, TCM is devoting the day to the celebrated actress Katharine Hepburn as part of their ongoing Summer Under the Stars event. I really enjoy Summer Under the Stars and this year some of my favorite actors and actresses have been featured. I thought it would … Continue reading Courage Conquers Death

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)

DVD of the Week: The Virgin and the Gypsy (1970)

In 1969, the talented British director Ken Russell impressed critics and audiences with his excellent film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s Women in Love. The film would go on to win many awards and inspire greater interest in D.H. Lawrence. It would also inspire other directors to try their hand at adapting Lawrence’s work. One of … Continue reading DVD of the Week: The Virgin and the Gypsy (1970)