Once again, “Through The Shattered Lens” has a terrific post about Oscar! Enjoy! Ah, the 60s. Both the studio system and the production code collapsed as Hollywood struggled to remain relevant during a time of great social upheaval. The Academy… Read More ›
“Devil In A Blue Dress!” Denzel Washington’s “L.A. Noir” About Race In 1948 LA!
“A man once told me that you step out of your door in the morning, and you are already in trouble. The only question is are you on top of that trouble or not?” A black man helps search for… Read More ›
“Do The Right Thing!” “Malcolm X!” Spike Lee’s Brilliant, Raw Take On Racism In America Resonates Today…
Spike Lee’s Oscar Winning Take On Race… After a distinguished career, Spike Lee finally won his first Oscar for Best Screenplay last year for his powerful script for the film “BlackkKlansman”, the true story of a black police officer infiltrating… Read More ›
“Pictures At A Revolution!” The Year That Two Films Dominated The Discussion Of Race In America!
This Is A “Picture From A Revolution!” This scene, when Sidney Poitier slaps a white man who had just slapped him across the face – was incendiary for its time, and it’s one one of the powerful films of 1967,… Read More ›
“Doolittle” Lays An Egg! This Doctor Talks To Animals, But Not Movie Audiences!
Have You Headed Out To See “Dolittle” Yet? Don’t worry, not many have! Even with Robert Downey Jr. in the lead, playing a very beloved character, the opening box office for “Doolittle” has been bad, and the reviews are worse!… Read More ›
Classic “B” Movies! Body Heat! Battle Royale! Bogart Too! Cinema’s Greatest Films That Begin With A “B”!
How About Some Classic “B” Movies! I’m getting 2020 off to a cinematic start: with these then “B” movies! In Hollywood parlance, a “B” movie used to refer to the second film on a double feature – a lesser known… Read More ›
A “True Hollywood Tale” Of “Hit & Run”! Taking Sony’s $$! The Guber/Peters Story! Also, Making Millions For NOT Producing!
Ready For This $$$ True Tale Of Hollywood? Sometimes people just don’t realize how bonkers the entertainment industry is – although now we are seeing payback for its excesses. Several year ago there was a terrific “inside Hollywood” book about… Read More ›
Another Hollywood Landmark At Risk! The Warner Hollywood Theater – An Inside Look!
One Of Hollywood’s Legendary Movie Palaces Is At Risk! This is the interior of Hollywood’s famed Warner Hollywood Theater, which was opened originally in 1928 on Hollywood Boulevard. Photographer Matthew Lambros captured all of these terrific pictures inside the massive… Read More ›
“B” Movies Indeed! My List Of Ten Great Films Beginning With “B”!
How About Some Classic “B” Movies! In Hollywood parlance, a “B” movie used to refer to the second film on a double feature – a lesser known movie that viewers got as a bonus…here’s an example: It’s too bad there… Read More ›
Hollywood’s Iconic “Formosa Cafe” Has Reopened! Finally, A Great Hollywood Story!
The Answer Is “YES YES YES”! Hollywood’s Legendary Formosa Cafe Has Been Saved! Finally, some GOOD news about Hollywood’s legendary haunts! Here’s the great news about the future of the iconic Formosa Cafe, which shuttered abruptly two years ago –… Read More ›