Some awesome work from Edward G. Robinson highlights this different but entertaining crime drama from director Anatole Litvak, featuring Humphrey Bogart in an early role.
Owen Wilson, Steve Martin, and Jack Black have themselves a big year…but what exactly is a big year? And why do they need binoculars to see it?
One of my favorite actresses, Doris Day, passed away this morning, so in remembrance I thought I’d post a review I’d finished recently, of a film where she truly excelled.
Worst. Sunglasses. EVER. Lindsey and I return for another round of reviewing cheesy movies, this time for a sci-fi alien thriller courtesy of our friends in England.
Glenn Ford and Van Heflin wait for a train and engage in a battle of wits in this atypical Western classic from director Delmer Daves.
The Video Store Action Heroes are back for another blogathon, this time taking a look at cage and ring fighting of the ’70s and ’80s. My pick: female gladiators!
Look, up in the sky, it’s…something big that nobody can see! Michael Moriarty goes over the edge in this early-’80s horror offering from Larry Cohen. You’ve been warned.
In this early space-travel drama, Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen, and three others are rocketed to the moon, but make an unexpected detour…with more than unexpected results.
George Lazenby takes over for Sean Connery as secret agent James Bond, who travels to Switzerland to romance a countess and once again do battle with SPECTRE.
Schlockmeister director Roger Corman delivers with this cheesy-but-brainy sci-fi/horror offering, featuring scientists trapped on an island inhabited by giant, angry crustaceans.
Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, and Myrna Loy show me why I need to be watching more films from the 1930s, in this excellent romance drama from director Clarence Brown.
Factory worker Robert Cummings and model Priscilla Lane chase a murderous saboteur from California to New York in this spy thriller from Alfred Hitchcock.
A mesmerizing documentary from Peter Jackson focusing on WWI and the Western Front, using restored and colorized film footage taken during the war.
Dennis Christopher and a bodacious Glynnis O’Connor enjoy romance and volleyball in this mildly diverting beach drama from the tail end of the sunny ’70s.
Five years ago today I launched Cinema Monolith, from the dining room table of my friend’s house in Lemon Grove, California. How will YOU celebrate?
The Video Store Action Heroes are back, reviewing sci-fi actioners from the non-blockbuster side of the ledger. For me, it’s a Molly Ringwald space adventure from ’83.
Quite the cool little B-noir at the Dark Desk this time around, featuring a handful of familiar faces, a future horror director, and the lovely Peggy Dow.