Decades Blogathon — 12 Angry Men (1957)

It has been an absolute delight getting to deliver a third round of film reviews for the Decades Blogathon! On behalf of my excellent co-host Mark, of Three Rows Back, I would like to give everyone another round of applause for taking the time to write something for our little event. You guys make it possible. … Continue reading Decades Blogathon — 12 Angry Men (1957)

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Hurricane

Release: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 (Vimeo) [Vimeo] Written by: Christiano Dias Directed by: Christiano Dias This short film review is my latest contribution to Mr. Rumsey's Film Related Musings. A tip of the hat to James, who runs the show over there. Hurricane is the brand new film from Christiano Dias, an experienced short film director who has managed to fit 20 … Continue reading Hurricane

Decades Blogathon – The Ten Commandments (1956)

 

Sorry for the late re-blog, Mark! Here is Mark Hobin’s review of the 1956 Biblical epic The Ten Commandments — do make sure you check out both his review and his great film site, Fast Film Reviews. Thanks!

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1956Welcome to day three of the Decades Blogathon – 6 edition – hosted by myself and the one and only Tom from Digital Shortbread! The blogathon focuses on movies that were released in the sixth year of the decade. Tom and I will run a different entry each day (we’ll also reblog the other’s post); and today we feature this excellent contribution from Mark at Fast Film Review – Cecil B. DeMille’s epic The Ten Commandments.

This lavish, Technicolor extravaganza shot in VistaVision is Cecil B. DeMille’s last and most celebrated work. Remaking his own 1923 black and white silent movie, The Ten Commandments is a sumptuous religious epic.

Pure soap opera is woven into the Old Testament story about a man whose perspective changes when he realises his true origins. Few films have attained such an unqualified level of sheer excess. Over the course of almost four…

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Decades Blogathon – The Night Of The Hunter (1955)

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We’re onto day four of the Decades Blogathon, hosted by myself and the inimitable Tom from Digital Shortbread. The blogathon focuses on movies that were released in the fifth year of the decade. Tom and are running different entries each day; and this one comes from Jordan over at the smart and sassy Epileptic Moondancer. Jordan’s site has a great mix of film (both old and new) and soundtrack reviews alongside plenty of other stuff to whet your whistle.

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Not long ago I read an article in UK film mag Sight & Sound titled Southern Gothic. I am a big fan of old, gothic stories (Edgar Allen Poe is perhaps my favourite writer) and the article cited numerous examples of gothic tales originating from the south.

A quote from Tennessee Williams in the introduction to the article had me hooked, describing these films as being influenced by…

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Decades Blogathon – Lady And The Tramp (1955)

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Here we go! Welcome to the first entry in the Decades Blogathon, being hosted by myself and the legendary Tom from Digital Shortbread. The blogathon focuses on movies that were released in the fifth year of the decade. Tom and I will run a different entry each day; and the first of my entries comes from Kim via the excellent Tranquil Dreams. Make sure to check out Kim’s site – it’s full of fun and informative reviews.

Lady’s always been a loved pet from when she was a little puppy for her masters, Jim Dear and Darling. When they are expecting a baby, everything starts to change.

They treat Lady differently and when the baby arrives and they go away for a few days, leaving her in the care of Aunt Sara, things get even worse. Aunt Sara brings her two Siamese cats who wreak havoc and put…

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