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My 12 Favorite Horror Movies

Halloween is coming, and the dead shall rise from their graves. At least on a TV screen near you. We are awash in lists of the greatest horror movies ever made, and everybody’s trying to come up with a twist of their own. Well, I decided to just list my 12 favorites, a bunch of … Continue reading My 12 Favorite Horror Movies

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

EVERYONE READ IT. NOW YOU CAN LIVE IT.  New York Transit Authority cop Zachary Garber (Walter Matthau) gets a real challenge when four men take a subway train and its passengers hostage. This thriller came the same year as Matthau also played a cop in The Laughing Policeman, but this is more of a classic. … Continue reading The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

My 12 Favorite Films

Compiling a list of what you believe are the greatest films ever made is a daunting task. Every critic and movie buff has a more or less available list hidden somewhere in their minds (or plainly written down, carefully cultivated). I have resisted to do the latter for many years, even though my list really … Continue reading My 12 Favorite Films

The Sting: Good-Hearted Grifters

… ALL IT TAKES IS A LITTLE CONFIDENCE. One of David S. Ward’s first scripts introduced us to the world of confidence men. Not that they hadn’t been seen on screen before The Sting, but Ward found a new angle. He based his story on two actual grifters called Fred and Charley Gondorf, brothers who … Continue reading The Sting: Good-Hearted Grifters

Force 10 From Navarone

THE ODDS AGAINST THEM WERE 10,000 TO 1… BUT WHAT THE HELL! After the mission that destroyed the guns of Navarone, Keith Mallory and John Miller (Robert Shaw, Edward Fox) are asked to find a spy who may have infiltrated the Yugoslav Partisans. This sequel to The Guns of Navarone (1961) is no match for … Continue reading Force 10 From Navarone

Battle of Britain

In 1940 the Germans are preparing under Goering’s leadership to invade Britain, but the RAF valiantly fight them in the air. One of Britain’s proudest moments is not given the proper treatment in this forgettable epic. It’s all about the planes and the air battles; an amazing number of old aircraft were used and those … Continue reading Battle of Britain

Jaws: A Whale of a Blockbuster

THE TERRIFYING MOTION PICTURE FROM THE TERRIFYING NO. 1 BEST SELLER.  In 1975, scientists knew a thing or two about sharks. The public, however, seemed to be largely ignorant. That must be the reason why so many believed in the horrific scenario that was presented in Steven Spielberg’s first masterpiece. After all, there had been … Continue reading Jaws: A Whale of a Blockbuster

From Russia With Love

MEET JAMES BOND, SECRET AGENT 007. HIS NEW INCREDIBLE WOMEN… HIS NEW INCREDIBLE ENEMIES… HIS NEW INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES… James Bond (Sean Connery) is sent to collect a coding machine, but the whole thing is a trap set by the vindictive terror organization S.P.E.C.T.R.E. The second James Bond flick clarifies certain aspects of his universe; Q, the … Continue reading From Russia With Love