Posts filed under "Talkies"

The Mubi Cinematheque: The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Posted by Jason Wilson April 28, 2014 2 Comments 5417 views

Sometimes acting makes the movie. In The Most Dangerous game it decidedly does not.

Big Bad Wolves (2013)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 21, 2014 0 Comment 3154 views

With it’s unique blend of horror, police procedural, thriller and black comedy, there’s a little something for everyone in Big Bad Wolves, even if you don’t consider yourself a horror aficionado.

The Mubi Cinematheque: The Blue Angel (1930)

Posted by Jason Wilson April 17, 2014 0 Comment 3919 views

You can catch Josef von Sternberg’s masterpiece The Blue Angel on MUBI right now.

TCM Classic Film Fest: Cruising Hollywood Boulevard with American Graffiti (1973)

Posted by Wade Sheeler April 14, 2014 0 Comment 4595 views

TCM Classic Film Fest is back, and it all starts with some rocking around the swimming pool and the classic American Graffiti!

Her Cardboard Lover (1942)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 14, 2014 0 Comment 3493 views

Her Cardboard Lover isn’t the final film Norma Shearer deserved, but it is a charming one.

The Mubi Cinematheque: House by the River (1950)

Posted by Jason Wilson April 10, 2014 0 Comment 4582 views

House by the River is currently available on Mubi. Sign up for a free trial here. Fritz Lang made some of the greatest films that survived the silent era. His movies M and Metropolis are picked apart, studied, and slobbered over by film nuts even now. With good reason. His films seemed to evoke malaise in deeply personal, paranoid, […]

Overlooked Gems: Robert Benchley’s Miniatures Collection

Posted by Lesley Coffin April 7, 2014 1 Comment 4543 views

Introduce yourself to the godfather of brainy, observational humor with Robert Benchley’s Miniatures Collection.

A Richard Dix Three Pack

Posted by Brandy Dean April 3, 2014 0 Comment 3096 views

Richard Dix is best known for his leading role in the oft maligned Cimarron, but he had a long, long career. Here’s a Richard Dix three pack.

The Big Sleep (1946)

Posted by Toyiah Murry April 1, 2014 0 Comment 5175 views

Howard Hawk’s films have nearly always possessed a bias for fast-paced hysterics, high-octane crime, intense dramatics, or all of the above. Yet, of all his films, nothing compares to his quick-witted adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel, The Big Sleep. To say that I was confused the first time I ever watched the near two-hour crime drama […]

Overlooked Gems: Sing You Sinners (1938)

Posted by Lesley Coffin March 31, 2014 0 Comment 4713 views

Wesley Ruggles’ Sing You Sinners, starring Bing Crosby, Fred MacMurray and Donald O’Connor, is definitely an overlook gem.

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