|The Notorious Landlady|
And dedicated to the memory of Haskell Wexler and George Clayton Johnson.
|The Manchurian Candidate|
Allan Fish: The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Anne Billson: women in westerns; favorite films of 2015
Anonymous: The Bishop's Wife; Calvary; Phoenix; Barbara
Barry Malzberg: The Hustler
Ben Radatz: Title Design on "B"-Films: 1940s-50s; 1960s; 1970s and '80s (courtesy Reed Andrus)
Bhob Stewart: Norton Records vs. Hurricane Sandy flooding
The Big Broadcast: 27 December (check here for 24 and 25 December episodes)
Bill Crider: The Musketeer [trailer]; Rob Roy [trailer]; Dick [trailer]; The Chase [trailer]
Brian Arnold: Simple Gifts: "My Christmas"; "December 25, 1914"; "No Room at the Inn"; "Lost and Found"
B.V. Lawson: Media Murder
Colin: City of Bad Men; Two Weeks in Another Town; The Crooked Way; Backfire
Comedy Film Nerds: Jackie Kashian on Xmas DVDs; Krampus et al.
Cullen Gallagher: James Cagney
Cynthia Fuchs: Janis: Little Girl Blue; Crocodile Gennadyi
Dan Stumpf: Blast of Silence; Tennessee's Partner
Dana Gould: Kliph Nesteroff, MST3K, Lenny Bruce
David Vineyard: A Place of One's Own
Elgin Bleecker: Vacancy
Elizabeth Foxwell: They Met in the Dark; An Evening with Nicholas Meyer;
Four-Star Playhouse: "A Study in Panic"; Fugitives for a Night
Evan Lewis: Sergeants Three; Fearless Fosdick
Eve: Letter from an Unknown Woman; Frank Sinatra 1965
Gary Deane: Inside Detroit
George Kelley: 10 Movie Holiday Romance Pack; Doctor Who: The Christmas Specials Gift Set
Gilligan Newton-John: Carry On Christmas (and its sequels); Mr. Jericho; Deadly Weapons; Boeing Boeing; The Big Switch; Please Turn Over!
How Did This Get Made?: The Star Wars Holiday Special; Steel; Hackers
Iba Dawson: Ava DuVernay and her Barbie; the Batman v. Superman trailer
Ira Brooker: vintage film discoveries of 2015
Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.: Five Little Peppers and How They Grew and its sequels
Jack Seabrook: Alfred Hitchcock Presents: "John Brown's Body"; "Nightmare in 4-D"; The Odd Couple: "Scrooge Gets an Oscar"
Jackie Kashian: Robert Hurt on starship design in film and television; Lesley Tsina on Windows 95, tonal East Asian Languages, and baking; Pat Susmilch on Hamilton and the ALA's Banned/Challenged Books; Beth Schumann on mushrooms
Jacqueline T. Lynch: Star of the Night; Trail of Robin Hood
Jake Hinkson: 7 Holiday Noirs; Never the Sinner
James Clark: Flight of the Red Balloon; Three Times
James Reasoner: Trail of Robin Hood; Pixels; The Mole People
Janet Varney: Jessica Ogilve; Collette Wolfe
Jerry House: "Stamp Day for Superman"; The Adventures of the Saint: "Santa Clause is No Saint"; The Adventures of Ellery Queen: "The Adventure of the Green Gorillas"; Gulliver's Travels (1939 film); The Six Shooter: "Brit Ponset's Christmas Carol"; TED Talks: "David Christian: The History of Our World in 18 Minutes"; The Shadow: "The Hospital Murders"; Car 54, Where Are You?: "Christmas at the 53rd"; In the Year 2889
John Grant: Maškarada; Köld Slód; Swamp Woman; The Gang's All Here; Gambling Daughters; The Hei$t; Cottage to Let
Jonathan Lewis: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: "The Project Strega Affair"; The Undefeated (1969 film); Tombstone Canyon; The Mummy Lives; The Wild Wild West: "Night of the Inferno"; North to Alaska; John Paul Jones
|The second Caedmon Records LP|
Karen Hannsberry: When Ladies Meet; Too Late for Tears
Kate Laity: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead; Dylan Thomas: A Child's Christmas in Wales (the Caedmon recording)
Ken Levine: how we got A Charlie Brown Christmas
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show: Al Jean of The Simpsons
Kliph Nesteroff: David Letterman: Looking for Fun
Kristina Dijan: Brewster's Millions; Knockout; Man Bait; Caught; The Brasher Doubloon; Sunrise (1927 film); Hard Times; Gun Crazy; The Blue Angel; Le silence de la mer
Laura G: Death on the Diamond; Big City Blues; Lawman: the second season; Rod Cameron; Everything I Have is Yours; The Kid from Cleveland; 1945: five underrated films
Leonard Feather: Jazz on Television 1965 (The Regis Philbin Show being the 1964-65 continuation of The Steve Allen (Westinghouse) Show, Westinghouse syndication's 1962-64 late-weeknightly alternative to NBC's The Tonight Show and CBS's The Les Crane Show)
Lucy Brown: Primose Path
Martin Edwards: And Then There Were None (BBC television 2015); Conspiracy Theory: Dead of Winter
Marty McKee: Werewolf Woman; Star Trek; "Court Martial"; To All a Good Night; Elves; The Mummy and the Curse of the Jackals; Airport '77; Enemy Territory; The Boys from Brazil
Mildred Perkins: Final Girls; Evil (To Kako); Suffragette; Resident Evil; Limitless; Crimson Peak; "Lights Out 2013" and "If Horror Movies were Realistic"
Mystery Dave: For the Boys; The Man with the Iron Fists 2
Patricia Nolan-Hall: A/V Xmas Parties; Frank Sinatra; 12 Angry Men
Patti Abbott: Summer with Monika; favorite tv Xmas episodes; Brooklyn; Favorite 2015 television; Christmas in Connecticut
Pop My Culture: Sarah Baker
Richard Finch: Young at Heart
Rick: Claudine Longet; Aaron Slick from Pumpkin Crick; Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy; Burt Lancaster; Appointment with Death; My Six Loves; ...as Dr. Watson
Rod Lott: Hitchcock/Truffaut; Airport '77; Saving Christmas; Nightmare Weekend; The Executioner Part II; That's Sexploitation! (nsfw image); Bunnyman; The Hand; Frozen Scream; Knock Knock; The Transporter Refeuled; Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out!; Detour (1945 film); See No Evil (1986 film); TV Turkeys: The World's Worst Television Shows
"Rupert Pupkin": Nightmares; The Dungeonmaster; Eliminators
Ruth Kerr: Scrooge (1935 film); The Man with the Golden Arm; The Big Country
Sam Juliano: Son of Saul and others (Youth poster could be NSFW)
Scott A. Cupp: White Pongo; The Thing (From Another World); Between Two Worlds; Porco Rosso
Serena Bramble: Gloria Grahame
Sergio Angelini: The Notorious Landlady; Top 25 Television Detectives
Stacia Jones: Wallace and Gromit; The Dick Van Dyke Show: "The Alan Brady Show Presents"
Stephen Bowie: Run for Your Life: "Time and a Half on Christmas Eve"
Stephen Gallagher: The Ghost Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore
Steve Lewis: The Saint: The Brazilian Connection; Girl of the Port; The Halliday Brand; Sagebrush Law; Beau Bandit; Hardball: "Till Death Do Us Part"; a century of Leigh Brackett, Eli Wallach, and Louis Prima plus five; Tarzan the Magnificent; South of Suez; Find the Lady
Todd Mason: bullet points for an unwritten post:
- Cabin Pressure is one of the best BBC Radio sitcoms of recent years...you have 23 hours left as of this writing to hear the fourth (and final, so far) season premiere repeated on the BBC Radio 4 website, and a larger increment of weeks afterward to hear the other five (the second episode will drop off next week, and so on...they haven't reposted the sixth and season finale yet, but probably tomorrow; one can hope the two-part series finale, not quite its own "series" as UK parlance would have it, follows).
- I hadn't seen The Detective for decades, and never uncut (or so I take it) till TCM's recent Sinatra-days run. Notable to me the degree to which the film is actually sympathetic to oppressed minorities, in Sinatra's patented Aw Shucks, And What's Your Problem, Buddy? way, though hedging its bets by having one of its most virulent homophobes be its only notable African-American character...but women still get the shaft, in every way. Homophobia ain't the Chairman's bag, but he don't get dames. Unless they stay got.
- Finally saw The Man From U.N.C.L.E. episode written by Harlan Ellison
Victoria Loomes: Monkey Business (1952 film); A Farewell to Arms
Vienna: El Dorado