Category Archives: Film posters

Before the Wall Came Down: Polish Poster Variations

Until the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, followed by the collapse of the Soviet Union, U.S. publicity materials for American films had been banned in Poland. During that time, Polish poster artists responded with clever, inventive interpretations that were … Continue reading

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What I Saw Last Year: Best Documentaries 2017

                                  ____________________________________________________ It’s hard to single these out, but the five films above are my top picks of the fifteen titles on this list. … Continue reading

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What I Saw Last Year: Best Feature Films 2017

                _______________________________________________________                 ________________________________________________________ Wind River is my top pick for the year, with A Ghost Story as a close second. They’re quite different, but they … Continue reading

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“Small Town Crime” – John Hawkes takes the wheel

Small Town Crime is a nasty neo-noir with an off-kilter sense of humor that tells the story of an alcoholic ex-cop as he tries to redeem himself by solving the brutal murder of a young woman left for dead by … Continue reading

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Here Comes Another One – Happy New Year! (Fingers Crossed)

As I write this, it’s a brisk 16 degrees above zero on the last day of the year here in New York City. 2017 was seemingly a scenario for an end-of-days disaster movie, with hurricane after hurricane and one mass … Continue reading

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Robby the Robot!

On November 21, 2017, there was an auction of movie memorabilia called “Out of this World,” sponsored by Turner Classic Movies. It was held at Bonhams, an art-auction house here in New York City. The centerpiece was the original Robby … Continue reading

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My Movie Life: The Early Years, Part 4 – 1955 & 1956

1955 In retrospect, the most important film I saw in 1955 was Blackboard Jungle,¬†written and directed by Richard Brooks, adapted from a novel by Evan Hunter. Hunter later wrote the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963). Under the name … Continue reading

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