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The 10th Victim

by TFH Team

Ursula Andress’s bullet-spraying bra was the talk of the nation when Elio Petri’s 1965 pop-sci fi spoof hit the screen. In the 21st century, violence is legally channeled into televised “hunts” for the public’s amusement, an outlandish idea then–but dangerously close to reality (TV) today! Unforgettable jazz-lounge score by Piero Piccioni.

13 Ghosts

by TFH Team

Aiming squarely at the allowances of moppet readers of Famous Monsters of Filmland, William Castle followed “Percepto” with a new gimmick in 1960, “Illusion-O”. Paul Frees’ scary narration probably got him the job as the voice of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland.

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by Charlie Largent

Based on Stephen King’s 1999 short story about a haunted hotel room, Mikael Håfström’s 2007 adaptation stars John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. Cusack plays a skeptic who can’t resist spending a night in the spook-infested place where, as they say, “you can check in, but you can’t check out.” 

1941

by TFH Team

Steven Spielberg, along with screenwriters Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis, pays tribute to the all-star comedy epics of the 60s in this 1979 WWII farce, in particular The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming. It’s one of those rare big-budget films where every single penny is right there on the screen and though it suffers…

20 Million Miles to Earth

by TFH Team

The dino-like Ymir is one of Ray Harryhausen’s most personable stop-motion creations and the last to benefit from his brilliant black-and-white lighting. Currently available in a lamentably colorized video version which shows Ray’s work to its least advantage.

2001: A Space Odyssey

by TFH Team

Many a baby boomer’s most treasured recollections of the 1960s include one or more altered-state viewings of Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke’s game-changing science fiction film, which combined extraordinary, state-of-the-art special effects with a metaphysical meditation on life, death and rebirth played out in Super Panavision 70. Douglas Trumbull’s groundbreaking visual effects remain as…

Hotel

by TFH Team

As the manager of a sprawling New Orleans hotel, Rod Taylor has his hands full in this all-star soap opera from 1967. Written by Airport scribe Arthur Hailey, Hotel follows a similar boilerplate as the trials and tribulations of our beleaguered cast come to a head under claustrophobic conditions. Karl Malden and Kevin McCarthy play…

3 Days of the Condor

by TFH Team

For years studio development execs have tried to use Sydney Pollack’s classic conspiracy thriller as a template for would-be blockbusters, but hardly any of the various subsequent attempts have equalled it. A model of plot construction and cleverly built tension.

3 Into 2 Won’t Go

by Charlie Largent

Peter Hall’s 1969 drama proved Britain’s Kitchen Sink cinema was alive and well at the end of the sixties—though by then the focus was more on bedsheets than tablecloths. Rod Steiger plays a salesman working through his mid-life crisis with the help of a treacherous teen played by Judy Geeson. Claire Bloom plays Steiger’s very…

3 On A Match

by TFH Team

The largely forgotten Ann Dvorak sizzles in this snappy 63 minute‚ pre-code Warner Bros. melange of booze, drugs and gambling. Scarface star Dvorak still has a cult following, which has gotten a modern boost from‚ recent dvd releases of her films‚ by TCM Archives. As a result, Turner Classic Movies has scheduled a Summer Under…

40,000 Horsemen

by TFH Team

This 1940 Australian war film about the Light Horse Cavalry was directed by Charles Chauvel, the nephew of much-decorated Sir Harry Chauvel and the commander of that particular cavalry. In a nod to Gunga Din, the film features a trio of rowdy soldiers played by Grant Taylor, Joe Valli and Chips Rafferty. Of the three, only Rafferty broke…

42nd Street

by Charlie Largent

Produced in the midst of the great depression, director Lloyd Bacon’s pre-code crowd-pleaser doesn’t ignore the grim cloud hanging over the country. The film’s dramatic elements could easily have tipped over to tragedy but Bacon’s choreographer (and unofficial co-director) Busby Berkeley devised a series of phantasmagorical dance sequences (including the 20 minute finale) that transported…

52 Pickup

by TFH Team

This was a bright spot in a fallow period for director John Frankenheimer after disasters like PROPHECY. The magic charms of the late Elmore Leonard kicked in big time with his screenplay from his own novel, part of his lucrative evolution from westerns to suspense and crime films.

55 Days at Peking

by Charlie Largent

Nicholas Ray’s final film was an honorable attempt to combine complex political and social issues while straining to satisfy mainstream audiences’ appetite for traditional epics. That strain got to Ray – he collapsed midway and was replaced by Andrew Marton and Guy Green. The 1963 film was a disappointment at the box office with contemporary…

7 Faces of Dr. Lao

by TFH Team

The Circus of Dr. Lao, written by Charles G. Finney in 1935, was a cynical, trenchant satire of the small minds of small town people.  George Pal, whose perennially sunny demeanor was in sharp contrast to Finney’s curdled comedy, kept his rose-colored glasses firmly in place when he directed his own version in 1964 from…

7 Men from Now

by TFH Team

This first in a series of unique Randolph Scott/Budd Boetticher collaborations defines the phrase “adult western” which was primarily used to describe tv shows of the late 50s. This is a textless version of the trailer, made for foreign use, with backgrounds devoid of title cards.

800 Bullets

by Charlie Largent

Setting aside his usual gonzo theatrics, Álex de la Iglesia deftly juggles several genres in this 2002 film including action, drama and especially comedy. A bittersweet salute to spaghetti westerns and the stuntman who made them, the film stars Sancho Gracia and Carmen Maura. The suitably dusty photography was courtesy of de la Iglesia regular, Flavio Martínez Labiano.

A Bucket of Blood

by TFH Team

“Life is an obscure hobo, bumming a ride on the omnibus of art.” The wit and wisdom of writer Charles B. Griffith, Roger Corman’s hipper-than-thou alter-ego, is in even fuller flower here than in his classic followup, “Little Shop of Horrors”, aided immeasurably by Dick Miller’s indelible performance as psychotic busboy Walter Paisley. Charles B….

A Day at the Races

by Charlie Largent

The Marx’s second glossy comedy for MGM is not nearly so rowdy or unpredictable as their Paramount classics but it’s the Marxes so who’s complaining. Sam Wood’s 1937 film toes the company line but Harpo, Chico and especially Groucho as the alarming Dr. Hackenbush make a point of stepping on that toe as often as…

A Face in the Crowd

by TFH Team

A celebrity sociopath fools all of the people some of the time on his way to political office. Sound familiar? Elia Kazan’s lacerating portrait of a down home demagogue has never lost its disturbing relevance. Anchored by a ferocious performance by Andy Griffith, Budd Schulberg’s media-savvy satire, based on his story “The Arkansas Traveler”, has…

A Fistful of Dollars

by TFH Team

Dashiell Hammet? Akira Kurosawa? Are these among the progenitors of the spaghetti western?! Yep. Hammet’s Red Harvest informed Kurosawa’s Yojimbo, which was transformed into the first Sergio Leone Dollars blockbuster that took the world by storm (although it was not the first example of the form). Clint Eastwood’s Man With No Name was treated by…

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

by Charlie Largent

Described as “The first Iranian vampire Western,” A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is an audacious take on supernatural lore that makes most genre films seem lazy. Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, the story is about a young man addicted to heroin and a young woman addicted to blood. The setting is Iran but…

A New Leaf

by Charlie Largent

Walter Matthau plays a broke playboy and Elaine May the rich (and single) heiress who might be the key to his money problems. Director/writer May based this mildly black comedy on a short story by Jack Ritchie and peopled it with some of the funniest people on Broadway including Jack Weston and James Coco. The…

A Nightmare on Elm Street

by TFH Team

Wes Craven started a wildly popular franchise with this offbeat chiller which pretty much became a license to print money. It made back its $1.8 million budget in the first week and influenced the horror genre for decades. Robert Englund’s child-killer Freddy Kruger, named after a school bully in Craven’s past, went on to slash…

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3

by Charlie Largent

The second sequel to Wes Craven’s smash hit was the wildest. The kids who helped dispatch the supernatural psychopath Freddy Kruger in the first two chapters are now holed up in an asylum where a doctor trains them to “use” their dreams to defeat the seemingly unstoppable boogie-man. Once again a memorable assortment of up-and-coming…

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

by Charlie Largent

A mordant Swedish comedy featuring two traveling salesmen who deal in novelty items like x-ray specs and monster masks. The movie is unique in both its concept and execution – inspired by a painting by Bruegel, the film is presented as a series of barely connected set pieces. Directed by Roy Andersson, the 2014 release…