1941: A Great Comedy For Slim Pickens Day

On Monday, August 28, 2017, Turner Classic Movies will devote an entire day of their “Summer Under the Stars” series to the late, great Louis Burton Lindley Jr. If that name doesn’t sound familiar, ...

The Ballad of Cable Hogue

Easily the most mellow of the films of Sam Peckinpah, this relatively gentle western fable sees Jason Robards discovering water where it ain’t, and establishing his private little way station ...

Major Dundee

Cut from its over-4-hour length to 136 minutes, Sam Peckinpah’s beleaguered civil war epic was released in 1965 already showing the results of his own civil war with the studio – who then cut another ...

It Came From The Tube: This House Possessed (1981)

What would happen if you crossed Demon Seed, Burnt Offerings, and The Legacy? You’d end up with a pretty confusing six hour horror movie I’d imagine, so scratch that. But what would happen if you took ...

One-Eyed Jacks

Marlon Brando put his all into this impassioned, expertly acted and crafted VistaVision western spectacle. Has it been overlooked because of the scarcity of quality presentations? Karl Malden, Katy ...

Vin Scully And The “Best Pillow In The World”

Vin Scully, the voice of the Dodgers, is calling it a career this weekend after 67 years in the booth. If you will indulge me, I’d like to tell you about one of my favorite moments from Scully behind ...

The Glory Guys

Do you like my choice of leading image?  'We're the Glory Guys! Eee-Yow!' What is surely the most generic cavalry western of all time is actually from a screenplay by Sam Peckinpah. Twilight Time's ...

Gene Wilder, 'Willy Wonka' and 'Young Frankenstein' Star, Dead at 83

Gene Wilder, 'Willy Wonka' and 'Young Frankenstein' Star, Dead at 83 Gene Wilder, the comedian known to a generation as Willy Wonka and an icon thanks to his works with Mel Brooks on The Producers, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, has died from complications due ...

Fslc Announces Revival Lineup For 54th New York Film Festival

Fslc Announces Revival Lineup For 54th New York Film Festival The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the lineup for the Revivals section, taking place during the 54th New York Film Festival (Nyff). The Revivals section showcases masterpieces from ...

Nyff 2016 Revivals Line-Up Features Robert Bresson, Edward Yang, Jacques Rivette, and More

As much as we’re excited for the already enticing line-up for the 2016 New York Film Festival, their Revivals slate is always a place where one can discover a number of classics or revisit favorite ...

Review: “Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb” (1964; Directed by Stanley Kubrick) Criterion Blu-ray Special Edition

“Purity Of Essence” By Raymond Benson Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is such an iconic motion picture that most readers of Cinema Retro, I would bet, already ...

Review: "A Thunder Of Drums" (1961) Starring Richard Boone, George Hamilton And Charles Bronson; DVD From Warner Archive

The 1961 MGM Western A Thunder of Drums has been released by the Warner Archives. The film was regarded as a standard oater in its day but has since built a loyal following who have been eager to have ...

Dr. Strangelove

Criterion's special edition of Stanley Kubrick's doomsday comedy is more powerful than ever in a 4K remaster; and it even comes with a top-secret mission profile package and a partial-contents ...

Celebrating the B-movie performances of Michael Caine

facebook twitter google+ From killer bees to Steven Seagal, Michael Caine's seen it all. We celebrate five hilarious performances in five very bad B-movies... "If there is one thing worse than ...

Dr. Strangelove

Insanity reigns in Stanley Kubrick’s absurdist adaptation of Peter George’s no-nonsense cold war thriller, Red Alert, as the earth spirals toward destruction thanks to the twisted scheme of a deranged ...

We terrify Film Nerd 2.0 with 'Alien,' 'Aliens,' and the 'Star Wars Holiday Special'

We terrify Film Nerd 2.0 with 'Alien,' 'Aliens,' and the 'Star Wars Holiday Special' Tears running down his face, the seven-year-old said, "Stop, Daddy! Stop! I can't take it anymore!" Considering the strange holiday line-up that I shared with Toshi and Allen, ages ten and seven, it ...

Have Yourself A Movie Little Christmas: Krampus And More!

Despite its rampaging monster approach to the holiday season and the imposing, sort-of terrifying giant horned goat-man who provides its title, Krampus isn’t, at heart, an anti-Christmas picture-- it ...

A Blazing Saddles Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving. The real inauguration of the holiday season in the United States, and in homes, countries, points and vast places all around the globe, seems to begin here. If all goes according to ...

Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid

Here's another installment featuring Joe Dante's reviews from his stint as a critic for Film Bulletin circa 1969-1974. Our thanks to Video Watchdog and Tim Lucas for his editorial embellishments! ...

Raising Caine on TCM: From Smooth Gay Villain to Tough Guy in 'Best British Film Ever'

Michael Caine young. Michael Caine movies: From Irwin Allen bombs to Woody Allen classic It's hard to believe that Michael Caine has been around making movies for nearly six decades. No wonder he's ...

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