Everyone seems to have something to hide in The Unsuspected, a visually striking noir thriller from Michael Curtiz - and the first film review I've written since September 2018! (I've been busy.)
Well well well...Talk Like a Pirate Day is upon us once again. And this year's review comes with a little bit of introspection, and the return of Tyrone Power to the INCspotlight.
A diplomat is targeted by blackmailers, leading to some shocking discoveries about his past in Crossroads, a taut noir thriller.
Everyone's gunning for Jackie Chan in Snake & Crane Arts of Shaolin, one of his better films from his pre-stardom days.
Gene Kelly embarks on a vendetta against the criminals who killed his father in Black Hand, his first dramatic outing.
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on March 5, 2018)
The cinematic saga of Wong Fei-hung begins here with Kwan Tak-hing's iconic portrayal of the folk hero in The [True] Story of Wong Fei-hung. (Or more accurately, The True Story of Wong Fei-hung: Wong Fei-hung's Whip That Smacks the Candle.)
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on January 5, 2018)
How the holy hell have I not reviewed a Buster Keaton movie yet in the four years I've been doing this blog? Time to rectify that mistake with The Cameraman, the first of his films I ever saw.
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on December 21, 2017)
I should have learned my lesson from The Crimson Pirate - when Burt Lancaster is the star of a swashbuckler, run away screaming. That being said, I went into The Flame and the Arrow thinking it would be just another bad post-World War II swashbuckler. I wasn't expecting it to piss me the **** off as much as it did.
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on November 16, 2017)
Sean Connery masterminds a daring theft in The Great Train Robbery, a well-crafted caper comedy set in Victorian England.
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on October 17, 2017)
I can't give this breakneck classic comedy anything but love, baby - even if audiences felt differently when it was released.
The INCspotlight, formerly hosted on the website Channel Awesome, now has a new home on my own website! Putting the spotlight on classics that deserve to be remembered!