Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Overlooked A/V: Films, Television, Radio and More: the links to reviews, interviews, and more

The weekly roundup of reviews, interviews, and other citations of (often, though not always) underappreciated examples of the dramatic and related arts. As always, please let me know if I've missed your or anyone else's contribution this week in comments... thanks. 
Layer Cake
Anne Billson: 10 Underrated Crime Drama Films from the 1990s

Anonymous: Speedy; Please Give; After the Wedding

Bhob Stewart: "22G"

The Big Broadcast: Juneteenth, 2016
  • 7 p.m. Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
    “The Callicles Matter” Parts 1 and 2 (CBS, Original Airdates April 30th and May 1st, 1956)
  • 7:30 p.m. My Favorite Husband
    “Knitting Baby Booties” (CBS, Original airdate September 24, 1948)
  • 8 p.m. Gunsmoke
    “Man and Boy” (CBS, Original airdate October 27, 1957)
  • 8:30 p.m. The Great Gilder sleeve
    “Father's Day Chair” (NBC, Original airdate June 21, 1942)
  • 9 p.m. Dragnet
    "Red Light Bandit” (NBC, Original airdate July 14, 1949)
  • 9:30 p.m. The Adventures of Father Brown
    “The Three Tools of Death” (Mutual/MBS, Original airdate July 22, 1945)
  • 10 p.m. Lux Radio Theater
    “SORELL AND SON” (CBS, Original airdate January 01, 1940)
Bill Crider: Layer Cake [trailer]

B. V. Lawson: Media Murder

Colin McGuigan: Ice Cold in Alex

Comedy Film Nerds: Paul F. Tompkins

Cult TV: The Avengers: "Brought to Book" (mildly NSFW image at top of post)

Cynthia Fuchs: Human Rights Watch Film Festival: Starless Dreams; The Crossing

Dan Stumpf: The White Gorilla

David Cramner: Four Faces West; Monte Walsh; The Grave of Marcus Pauly
Person of Interest

Elizabeth Foxwell: Detective Kitty O'Day; Mike Chomko on PulpFest and Argosy artists/illustrators

Eric Hillis: Woman on the Run

George Kelley: Maggie's Plan

Gilbert Colon: Person of Interest

"Gilligan Newton-John": Satan's Blood; Nuda per Satana (NSFW imagery)

Iba Dawson: films v. the books they adapt

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.: Let Freedom Ring; Crime Classics

Jackie Kashian: Sarah Urling, private detective

Urling a Miss Fisher's fan...

Jackie Kashian and Laurie Kilmartin: The Jackie and Laurie Show

Jacqueline T. Lynch: Titanic (1953 film)
The Forbidden Kingdom

James Clark: Life (2015 film)

James Reasoner: The Forbidden Kingdom

Janet Varney: Gary Anthony Williams

Jerry House: The Trail Beyond

Joe Yanick: River's Edge and other underrated films of 1986

John Grant: The Phantom in the House; Key Largo; Salvare la faccia

Jonathan Lewis: Skyjacked

K. A. Laity: Much Ado About Nothing (Dundee Rep, stage)
Key Largo

Karen Hannsberry: Stalag 17

Ken Levine: Difficult People; multi-camera sitcoms; writer credits

Kliph Nesteroff: Rose Marie

Kristina Dijan: The Underworld Story; The Sound of Fury; The Rains Came

Laura G.: Prairie Law; Stage to Chino; James A. FitzPatrick TravelTalks shorts (Volume 1); Key Largo
Carnival of Souls

Lesley Gaspar: Laura

Lindsey: Carnival of Souls; A Woman's Secrets

Lucy Brown: Best of Men

Marty McKee: The Girl Next Door (1978 film); (The FBI:) Cosa Nostra: An Arch Enemy of the FBI

Mildred Perkins: The Jungle Book

Mitchell Hadley: The Rebel; TV Guide, 20 June 1959

Noel Vera: Heneral Luna; 100 Best Filipino Films

Patricia Abbott: Kate and Allie; Weiner

Patricia Nolan-Hall: Dreamboat; Woman's World; The Winslow Boy

Paul D. Brazill: Kes

Rachel Stecher: The Bride Walks Out

Rick: Pride and Prejudice (1940 film)

Rod Lott: The Last Slumber Party; Careful What You Wish For; Natural Born Pranksters (ugly sort of possibly NSFW image)

"Rupert Pupkin": SutureReturn of the Killer Tomatoes

Ruth Kerr: The Conquest of Everest; Reel Infatuation

Salome Wilde: She Couldn't Take It; Scarlet Street

Scott A. Cupp: Wild in the Streets

Sergio Angelini: Campion: "Police at the Funeral"

Stacia Jones: If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium; Gold

Stacie Ponder: The House That Dripped Blood; The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave

Stephen Bowie: Leonard Heideman, murderer, Mission: Impossible producer

Steve Lewis: Calling Dr. Death; Trancers [Bill Crider on Trancers]

Steve Scott: John D. MacDonald on the film industry, 1948 (courtesy Bill Crider)

Theresa Brown: Send Me No Flowers

TV Obscurities: The Mike Wallace Interview

Victoria Loomes: Boccaccio '70

Vienna: Finger of Guilt


Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

Another a-mazing bumper crop Todd! Some really great stuff here - thanks chum.

Todd Mason said...

Labyrinthine, perhaps? Thanks as always, Sergio, for your benisons and is a typically nice set, I think...

Kelly Robinson said...

Another amazing round-up. Just got back into town and have some reading to do.

Todd Mason said...

Missing only a Robinson.

Gary Deane said...


Got one for you for next week. Thanks.


Gary Deane

Todd Mason said...

Thanks for the heads-up, Gary!

Gary Deane said...

You're a prince.

Todd Mason said...

Or, by middle name, an Earl...though not a dean!