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 ›
Did The Oscars Have a “Blind Side?” The Worst Best Actress Winners!
“And The Oscar Goes To…” All movie fans are perched on the edge their seats when those words are spoken each year at The Academy Awards. It’s a cinephile’s Super Bowl, after all….so, do you ever grimace when the winning… 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 ›
TCM’s Amazing Film Festival! “In The Heat Of The Night” Reunion! Carl Reiner! Sidney Poitier! Hollywood’s Legends Honored!
The Stars Are Shining Bright In Hollywood! The legendary Chinese Theater is ablaze this weekend with an amazing event – the Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival, which is celebrating legendary films from Hollywood, and the legends who made them…. Read More ›
Epic Oscar Mistake! Faye Dunaway And Warren Beatty Deserve Better! This Legendary Duo’s Greatest Work!
The Oscar Mistake Heard Round The World! Yes, we all know now that Best Picture presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty were given the wrong envelope on Oscar night, and inadvertently announced “LaLa Land” as Best Picture instead of “Moonlight.”… Read More ›
Hollywood’s Legendary Formosa Cafe Has Closed! Will Someone Step Up To Save It? Now Is The Time!
Goodbye To The Legendary Formosa Cafe… Alison Martino, who created the great website “Vintage Los Angeles”, posted this on Instagram tonight: “Well, it’s unfortunately official. @theformosacafe has closed and the building is for lease.” Alison told me that “Esotouric’s Secret… Read More ›
The Death Of “Classic Hollywood”: Ladies Men, Streaming Stars And Warren Beatty’s “Rules Don’t Apply”…
A couple of weeks ago, one of Hollywood’s most legendary Artists – and Ladies Man – released his first film in more than fifteen years. Yes, LADIES MAN! “So, Did Warren Beatty Really Sleep With 12,000-Plus Women?” Recently, US Magazine… Read More ›