Archives for the month of: June, 2014

Discarded LoversSomewhat shoddy murder mystery clocking in at just under an hour, making it seem like a sloppily written episode of Murder, She Wrote presented via kinescope through an aquarium wall

The 1932  Tower programmer kicks off quite well with an extended shot on a Hollywood soundstage and Read the rest of this entry »

Please Murder Me Lobby Card

PLEASEMURDERMEA tight noir that moves its three principals briskly and efficiently through their paces right to their respective dooms, Please Murder Me offers Raymond Burr – practically auditioning for Perry Mason as a defense attorney – as the dupe and Angela Lansbury as the matronly but adulterous wife and femme fatale. Both performances register as Read the rest of this entry »

Robert Duvall as Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird.

Robert Duvall as Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird.

I’ve never really understood the magnanimous praise heaped on the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird. To be honest, I’m not even that Read the rest of this entry »