As much as I love Coppola‘s Godfather films and Lumet‘s Serpico (1973) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975), films that star Al Pacino and that helped distinguish him among the best actors […]

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 1:  Undated file picture of US director Stanley Kubrick. Kubrick may come out of reclusion in Britain, where he has lived since 1961, to file suit in person against the satirical magazine Punch, reported 31 January the British newspaper the Independent. the notorious perfectionist filmmaker has filed suit against Punch for an unsigned jab in August issue describing him as such. "There's a thin line between artistic perfectionist and a barking loon', the magazine wrote.  (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)

Stanley Kubrick – he’s the Man

“The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle.” […]


Remembering Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee died on July 20, 1973.  I remember him for a friend. ♥ Bruce Lee appeared in 20 films as a child actor in Hong Kong beginning in 1946.  […]


Mel Brooks and Classic Movie Genres

The 1970s turned out to be one of the most interesting decades in film.  Or at least I think so.  Filmmakers of note, like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola […]


The Billy Wilder Blogathon is here!!

Today would have been Billy Wilder’s 109th birthday.  The writer/producer/director had a storied career and left behind many films that are listed among the greatest ever made in almost every […]



Kellee Pratt of Outspoken & Freckled and the famed @Irishjayhawk66 sent me an email earlier this week: “Hey, are we reprising the Billy Wilder Blogathon this year?”  My initial reacton was, […]


The Classic Movie History Project Blogathon!

Since we published the announcement for the upcoming Classic Movie History Project Blogathon the enthusiasm and response have been extraordinary!  I expect it’ll get even more so now that Flicker […]


Peter Cushing, a birthday tribute

This humble tribute to the great Peter Cushing was published on Citizen Screenings in celebration of his centennial two years ago.  Since I am making a slow transition away from […]

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#TCMFF – a social affair

Ben Mankiewicz said it best during the press conference the day before this year’s Turner Classic Movies Film Festival (TCMFF) – there is no other network that yields the loyalty that […]


Sidney Lumet, purveyor of truth

(on actors): “I understand what they’re going through. The self-exposure, which is at the heart of all their work, is done using their own body. It’s their sexuality, their strength […]