The INCspotlight (6 Year Anniversary Special) - The Curse of Capistrano (1919) and The Mark of Zorro (1920)
In the words of Sir Anthony Hopkins, "there are many who would proudly wear the mask of Zorro." History has proven that to be true, but Douglas Fairbanks has the distinction of being the first.
Lewis Carroll's beloved classic gets its most faithful big-screen adaptation in this lavish British production. But how does it fare as a movie in and of itself?
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.
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!