Film Friday Weekly Roundup
When I first grasped that the NHL Lockout was going to be a reality this season, a black wave of depression swept over me. What’s winter without hockey? Just a cold, gray lump of crud, that’s what. But as the lockout has dragged on, I’ve discovered I can watch a lot of movies in my regularly scheduled hockey slot. I’ve been playing catch-up with all the cultural touchstones I missed in my non-movie-watching youth. Yippee kai yay, motherf*ckers, I’ve watched Die Hard 1-4. I’ve watched Rocky and Rocky II. I also watched First Blood and then Rambo: First Blood II, pinpointing the exact moment that cocaine overtook Hollywood production meetings. As much as it pains me to say it, “Long live the lockout!” I’ve also been doing a lot of traveling around the interwebs and gathered up the best and brightest for you. Read and enjoy (I know you’ve got non-hockey watching time). Happy reading and happy viewing!
11 East 14th Street calls out the diabolical tube that killed the silents.
Bristol Silents delves into Brit silent director Anthony Asquith.
The Hollywood Revue reviews Jimmy Cagney in The Mayer of Hell (1933). How bout running for that office?
Only the Cinema opens Pandora’s Box.
Moving Image Archives News interviews the authors of new book Reel Time: Movie Exhibitors and Movie Audiences in Prairie Canada, 1896 to 1986.
Forgotten Classics of Yester Year digs up Mystery Street.
Bah! It’s becoming apparent that I have to watch The Passion of Joan of Arc again.
Twenty Four Frames reviews The Maltese Falcon (1931). Imma watch this one soon!