Farewell To A Iconic Communication Tool! Yes, you won’t have pay phones to kick around New York City any longer… For a generation, these pay phones were everywhere – all across the country, but certainly on every corner in The… Read More ›
gritty New York City
“Hitch Hiking” The Brooklyn Bridge! Walking Across History In 6,016 Feet! Alfred Hitchcock’s “39 Steps!”
Hiking the Brooklyn Bridge! Yes, here’s the spectacular 180 degree view of Manhattan to the left and Brooklyn to the right – with the East River in between – from atop the Brooklyn Bridge! What, you didn’t know that you… Read More ›
“Hitch Hiking” #4! A 196 Block Hike Through New York’s Central Park! Peering Through Hitchcock’s “Rear Window!”
“Hitch Hiking” Through The Urban Jungle! For part four of my series of “Hitch Hiking” – a cool hike followed by a classic Hitchcock thriller – I decided an urban hike would be good for the film being discussed: the… Read More ›
A List So Large It Could Fill A Theater THIS BIG! Yes, my “Movie A-Z” countdown has hit another letter packed with classic films. It seems like every time I post I leave something great off due to the limitation… Read More ›
Albert Brooks! “Lost In America” Criterion Collection! Three More Great Reasons To Love Him – “Taxi Driver” For One!
Albert Brooks Gets “Lost” Again! Actor/Director Albert Brooks posted this note on Twitter, letting fans know that The Criterion Collection is releasing a new, expanded blu-ray edition of his 1985 comic gem “Lost In America!” “You couldn’t change your life… Read More ›
My Movie Alphabet! Yes, the poster art says “Vol. 2” – because I missed the first “go-round” on this fun exercise in cinema! A movie for every letter of the alphabet – who can refuse? For many of us, this… Read More ›
Two Legendary Actors Bite Into A Crime! Here is a great new movie to share: two incredible actors working for one of the most eclectic Writer/Directors in film…and of course, it comes with a bit of controversy! Talk About “Dog… Read More ›
“Heat – A Los Angeles Crime Saga” This 1995 Michael Mann film is a modern classic, one of the greatest action thrillers of the era, and also remembered for making motion picture history: Amazingly, “Heat” was the first film to… Read More ›
Looking For Some Action? Well, Steve McQueen is ready to deliver…and so is Clint Eastwood, who saw what McQueen was packing and decided to upsize it a bit! A Gritty Action Explosion From The 70’s! Here are five films that… Read More ›
Travis Bickle Turns 40! “Taxi Driver” Tribeca Screening! 3 Reasons To Love Him! ONE BIG REASON To Hate!
“Loneliness has followed me my whole life, everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There’s no escape. I’m God’s lonely man.” One of cinema’s most compelling characters, brought to vivid life by America’s greatest Actor, who also uttered this… Read More ›