Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tuesday's Overlooked Films and/or Other A/V: the links to the reviews

Holy Motors
This week's selections  (reviews and citations at the links below) of undeservedly (and a few deservedly) underappreciated audio/visual experiences...as always, thanks to all the contributors and you readers.

That two posts have some relevance to Kaiser Broadcasting, a notable television station group put together by the same Henry Kaiser whose companies also made automobiles for a while at midcentury, is an amusing coincidence. Even odder that neither was written by Brian Arnold (though Pearce Duncan identified for Brian the latter's selection this week). Somewhat less improbably, two posts mention Garbo this go-'round. Phil Austin and James Salter passed away this past week (and James Horner), as did nine people in South Carolina whose last experience echoes too closely that of the subjects of Cindy Fuchs's selection...

Allan Fish: Black Mirror: White Christmas

Anne Billson: Holy Motors

As Young as We Are
Bill Crider: Hard Times [trailer]

Brian Arnold: The Stranger Within

B.V. Lawson: Media Murder

Colin: The Silver Whip

Comedy Film Nerds: Mike Schmidt on Love and Mercy, etc.

Cindy Fuchs: Requiem for the Dead: American Spring 2014

Dan Stumpf: Tip-Off Girls; King of Alcatraz; The Spider (1945 film)

Elgin Bleecker: Suspense: "The Crooked Frame" (1952 tv; based loosely on Wm. McGivern's novel)

Ex Machina
Elizabeth Foxwell: The Clouded Yellow

Evan Lewis: Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome

Gary Deane: I, Jane Doe

George Kelley: Aloha

How Did This Get Made?: The Adventures of Pluto Nash

Iba Dawson: Ex Machina

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.: Shack Out on 101

Batman Returns
Jackie Kashian: Tommy Ryman on LEGO culture

Jacqueline T. Lynch: Meet Me in St. Louis

Jake Hinkson: Batman Returns

Jonathan Lewis: Red Ball Express (1952 Film); Christopher Lee tribute: The Gorgon; and Captain America II: Death Too Soon

James Reasoner: Turn, Season 1 (latterly Turn: Washington's Spies)

James Salter films: (with some nudity); based on Salter's "Last Night"
How It Ended (18 Minutes, Super-16mm) from Bank Street Films on Vimeo.
Directed and co-scripted by Salter from an Irwin Shaw story: Three

Jeff Flugel: Jonny Quest

Jerry House: The Undying Monster

Search for Beauty
John Grant: Ticket to a Crime; Search for Beauty 

Kliph Nesteroff: John Barbour

Kristina Dijan: The Night the World Exploded; Air Hawks

Larry Blamire: The Dakotas (television series)

Laura: Beau Geste (1939 film); Riffraff

Lucy Brown: The Half-Naked Truth

Martin Edwards: Carlisle Crime-Writing Festival

Marty McKee: Abby; Nashville Girl (aka New Girl in Town)  trailer NSFW, briefly

Mike Tooney: Laramie (television series)

Mystery Dave: Big Top Pee-Wee

Patrick Murtha: Chicago Confidential

Patti Abbott: 10 Favorite Quirky Overlooked Films;  (with Megan Abbott): WKBD (Kaiser Broadcasting Detroit) film package Bill Kennedy and the Movies

Pearce Duncan: Raising Cain

Phil Austin and the Firesign Theatre:

Prashant Trikannad: "A Walk with Death"

Diana Rigg in Women Beware Women
Randy Johnson: His Name was Holy Ghost (aka Uomo avvisato mezzo ammazzato… Parola di Spirito Santo); Isaac Asimov reads "The Last Question"

Rick: The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini

Rod Lott: Kiss Me Quick!The Pact II

Ruth: Ninotchka

Sergio Angelini: Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon 

Stacia Jones: The Babushkas of Chernobyl; Desire for Beauty

Stephen Bowie: Diana Rigg

Stephen Gallagher: Rain

Todd Mason: US television in Summer/Fall 1978 (and some Boston-area and Kaiser Broadcasting notes)

Yvette Banek: As Young as We Are; The Adventures of Tartu


Phillyradiogeek said...

Yes, it is interesting to see an article about Kaiser/Field that I haven't written :) It's just as well, as I'm still no expert on the stations by any means.

I great lineup this week!

Todd Mason said...

Thanks, and thanks for contributing. And fandom of WKBS in Philadelphia as it was is a good start...