Posts filed under "Talkies"

The Mubi Cinematheque: Black Sunday (1960)

Posted by Jason Wilson June 5, 2014 0 Comment 5554 views

Like watching a Dario Argento film, Mario Bava’s Black Sunday is less about its script and more about its visual style.

The Merry Mystery of Mr. Sardonicus (1961)

Posted by Wade Sheeler May 22, 2014 0 Comment 17959 views

The magic of William Castle’s B-Movie brilliance was not film making, but film marketing and Mr. Sardonicus is one of his best.

Overlooked Gems: The Group (1966)

Posted by Lesley Coffin May 20, 2014 0 Comment 18909 views

Balancing seven main characters and an epic scope, The Group is one of the unappreciated films of master filmmaker Sidney Lumet, a decade before he created feminist icons such as Faye Dunaway’s character in Network.

The Mubi Cinematheque: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

Posted by Jason Wilson May 15, 2014 0 Comment 5047 views

Hitchcock’s (first) The Man Who Knew Too Much is a glimpse into the mind of a future master.

(Sexy) Sadie McKee (1934)

Posted by Christina Stewart May 7, 2014 0 Comment 1254 views

Sadie McKee is a swell soap-opera of a film! And one of the first films to tackle the subject of alcoholism.

The Mubi Cinematheque: Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards! (1963)

Posted by Jason Wilson May 7, 2014 0 Comment 918 views

Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards! is currently available on Mubi.

TCM Film Fest: Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

Posted by Wade Sheeler May 6, 2014 0 Comment 1011 views

Margaret O’Brien wowed 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival audiences with her charming intro to Meet Me In St. Louis.

Detective Story (1951)

Posted by Brandy Dean May 2, 2014 0 Comment 675 views

William Wyler’s Detective Story is an almost unbearably overwrought morality tale, but the pleasure of the film is in its masterful construction.

Toronto Jewish Film Festival: Mamele (1938)

Posted by Jessica Finch May 1, 2014 0 Comment 991 views

Mamele is the story of Havche and her family living in Lodz, Poland just prior to World War II.

Broadway Bill (1934)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 30, 2014 0 Comment 582 views

Though not exactly “lost” or even “forgotten,” Frank Capra’s Broadway Bill (1934) is a delightful movie, that has never gotten the attention of other Capra offerings like It Happened One Night (1934), You Can’t Take it With You (1938) and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939).

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