Super Awesome Film Club

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Girls on Film: Why no teen film compares to Heathers

Twenty-five years ago, <i>Heathers</i> hit movie theaters — and totally flopped.<p>Blame New World Pictures, which failed to find its audience in theaters. When</i> …

Winona Ryder

Girls on Film: Why the Bechdel Test is still so valuable

Twenty-nine years ago, American cartoonist Alison Bechdel immortalized her friend Liz Wallace's very simple and compelling rule for picking films, …

Feminism

Unfinished Films: Where Can I Buy My Ticket?

This month <b>JODOROWSKY’S DUNE</b> (2013) will finally be leaving the festival circuit and getting a wider release on March 21st. Frank Pavich’s new …

Stanley Kubrick

Fango Flashback: Verhoeven’s “ROBOCOP” (1987)

in: Movies/TV,News,Reviews | | by: | Comments Off on Fango Flashback: Verhoeven’s “ROBOCOP” (1987)<p>Being from the younger generation of today’s …

Paul Verhoeven

A Woman's Face

"Funny, but I think "A Woman's Face" was the reason I won an Oscar for "Mildred Pierce." - Joan Crawford<p><b>"A Woman's Face" 1941</b><p><i>This page is dedicated</i> …

Joan Crawford

Ghostbusters Movie Review & Film Summary (1984)

"Ghostbusters" is a head-on collision between two comic approaches that have rarely worked together very successfully. This time, they do. It's (1) a …

Movies

The Cinema of Ernst Lubitsch: The Lubitsch Touch

<b>"The Lubitsch Touch"</b> has long been the phrase used to describe the unique style and cinematic trademarks of director Ernst Lubitsch. But what exactly …

TV

The technophobic fantasies of early Michael Crichton

<b>Part Seven: The Crichton Strain</b><p>One of the best films of 2013, Spike Jonze’s <i>Her</i><i>,</i> concerns a man who falls in love with his computer’s operating …

Westworld

The Movies That Never Stood a Chance

TCM wraps up 31 Days of Oscar tomorrow night, one day after the Oscars themselves run tonight. Soon the newest Best Picture Oscar will be handed out …

Movies

Joe Dante

<i>It's impossible to write any kind of introduction to an interview with Joe Dante that does the great man justice. A unique and treasured American</i> …

Horror Movies

The Believer - Interview with Harold Ramis

<i>In the lobby of the Second City Theater in Chicago, the walls are lined with old cast photos from the ’50s to the present. Among the faces, you’ll</i> …

Comedy

Girls on Film: The sanitization of Endless Love

This Valentine's Day marks the release of the first female-directed studio picture of the year: Shana Feste's romantic melodrama <i>Endless Love</i>. …

Opera

13 Ghosts

<i>Here’s another gem from the TFH Vault. From August 28, 2007, it’s Sam Hamm on 13 Ghosts.</i><p>Aiming squarely at the allowances of moppet readers of Famous …

Walt Disney Company

RoboCop: The Oral History

MPAA wars, cocaine, stunt injuries, RoboCop as Jesus, and more insights into the wild set of the 1987 action/sci-fi masterpiece<p><b>A little more than 25 years ago,</b> Orion Pictures released <i>RoboCop</i>, a grimly hysterical, hyper-violent satire masquerading as an action film. And despite spawning two sequels, …

Paul Verhoeven

A Forgotten Film to Remember: Night Must Fall

It is easy to assume that serial killers as a subject for crime movies is a relatively recent phenomenon, particularly those that delve into the …

Entertainment

Exclusive Interview: John Carpenter

Every year at Halloween, John Carpenter is contacted to talk about his seminal 1978 horror film Halloween, often called the first proper slasher film …

George Sanders: "Caddishness of Homeric Proportions"

A letter from George Sanders to Brian Aherne, reprinted in the latter's <i>A Dreadful Man</i>. The two men had quarreled after Sanders, fortified by vodka, …

To Be or Not to Be: The Play’s the Thing

I had never fully gauged how much I associated the films of Ernst Lubitsch with the very notion of civilization until an evening in the immediate …

European History

Cat People Movie Review & Film Summary (1942)

"Cat People" is constructed almost entirely out of fear. There wasn't a budget for much of anything else. It exists on eight or nine sets, the …

Cat People

In space no one can hear you scream

<i>ALIEN airs on TCM January 25th as part of their ‘70s Thrills programming</i><p>For decades screaming was often the weapon of choice for women in action, …

Science Fiction

George C. Scott unwittingly trained a dolphin to kill the President of the United States

Mike Nichols was a veteran comedy director of stage and screen, not to mention a comedy performer of no small renown. He would go on to become of the …

Entertainment

Girls on Film: How Pam Grier revolutionized cinema

The world of female film as we know it today began almost exactly 40 years ago, on June 13, 1973.<p>It was only a few years earlier that much of America …

Feminism

Blog Archive » "Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story"

5 Things You Might Not Know About John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’

5 Things You Might Not Know About John Carpenter's 'The Thing'<p>June 25, 1982, was a good day for genre fans. Hell, that summer saw a spate of genre …

Horror Movies

Adventures in Cheap Space!

Ever since I wrote about <b>THE GREEN SLIME</b> a few weeks back I’ve been thinking of space travel. Not actual space travel (boring!)… and not the sort of …

Space Travel

David Cronenberg on The Metamorphosis

By David Cronenberg January 17, 2014<p>From the original cover of Kafka’s <i>Die Verwandlung</i>, 1915.<p>I woke up one morning recently to discover that I was a seventy-year-old man. Is this different from what happens to Gregor Samsa in <i>The Metamorphosis</i>? He wakes up to find that he’s become a near-human-sized …

Literature

Watch: Alfred Hitchcock Talks About His Career and Directing Audiences in This 1972 Interview

Whenever Alfred Hitchcock chose to communicate publicly with the outside world, whether through interviews, books, or some other means of mass media, …

Filmmaking

To Be or Not to Be | Film Review

I imagine that it’s impossible to fully understand the critical and public lambasting Ernst Lubitsch’s <i>To Be or Not to Be</i> received after its release …

Adolf Hitler

Alien Movie Review & Film Summary (1979)

At its most fundamental level, "Alien" is a movie about things that can jump out of the dark and kill you. It shares a kinship with the shark in …

Science Fiction