Friday, December 11, 2020

Week of December 12 - 18, 2020


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Brain Teasers:

Which American actor married an Italian woman he demanded producer Dino De Laurentiis work for the actor?
It was Anthony Quinn during the production of BARABBAS.

Which American producer bought Dinocitta after it was abandoned by Dino de Laurentiis?
No one has answered this question yet.

Which Italian actor, whose first film role was in an Italian Western, appeared in a big budget movie version of a hit Broadway musical?
No one has answered this question yet.

Which Spanish actor, who appeared in movies about ancient Rome and in Westerns, was born to a Puerto Rican father and a Spanish mother?
No one has answered this question yet.

What Mexican actor went from playing a fictional Mexican revolutionary general in an Italian film to portraying Emiliano Zapata's brother in a Mexican film?
No one has answered this one yet.

What automobile company has an ad on TV using the theme music from I GIORNI DELL'IRA? 
No one has answered this one yet.

Charles Gilbert asks, "What former Italian model turned actor was born Luciano Stella?
Bertrand Van Wonterghem and George Grimes knew that it was Tony Kendall.

Which actress born in Bavaria worked with directors Lucio Fulci, Gianfranco Parolini, Sidney Pink, Tonino Valerii and Rene Cardona Jr.?
Bertrand Van Wonterghem and George Grimes knew that it was Christa Linder.

In what Western does Tomas Milian play O'Hara the Albino?
Bertrand Van Wonterghem, George Grimes and Rick Garibaldi knew that it was SENTENZA DI MORTE, aka DEATH SENTENCE.

And now for some new brain teasers:

Which German born actress who worked with Giuliano Gemma and Jorge Mistral was in a movie where she was shot to death by Rodolfo de Anda?
Which Italian actress who worked with Dario Argento, Luchino Visconti and Mario Bava was once under contract in the U.S. to David O. Selznick?
Which American actor started his screen career in an Italian Western before continuing his career on American TV shows like Police Woman, The Six Million Dollar Man, Emergency! and Dallas?

Name the movies from which these images came.

Bertrand Van Wonterghem and George Grimes identified last week's photo of Thomas Hunter in UN FIUME DI DOLLARI, aka THE HILLS RUN RED.
Above is a new photo.
Can you name from what movie it came?

Bertrand Van Wonterghem and Charles Gilbert identified last week's photo from IL TERRORE DEI BARBARI, aka GOLIATH AND THE BARBARIANS.
Above is a new photo.
Can you name from what movie it came?

Bertrand Van Wonterghem and Charles Gilbert identified last week's frame grab of Daniele Vargas in IL LADRO DI BAGDAD, aka THE THIEF OF BAGDAD.
Above is a new photo.
Can you name from what movie it came?

George Grimes identified last week's frame grab of Pat Ha in AN AMOROUS WOMAN OF TANG DYNASTY.
Above is a new photo.
Can you name from what movie it came?

I am interested in knowing what movies you have watched and what you enjoyed or not. So please send me an email at if you'd like to share. Here's what I watched last week:


THE COTTON CLUB ENCORE (2019) - I saw THE COTTON CLUB when it first opened in 1984 and didn't like it much. Over the decades since I've rewatched it and still don't like it much. I'm not familiar enough with the theatrical release to know what director Francis Coppola changed for this "encore" edition, but it is glorious. For the first time, the drama works. Scenes follow each other in a logical way and there is a satisfying payoff. I wonder how I would react to this edition if I hadn't already been exposed to the many faults in the material and now take them for granted. In any case, I like this encore.

DRINKING BUDDIES (2013) - At first, this film seems to be another romantic comedy about two couples that make the mistake of spending so much time together that it becomes apparent that they are mismatched. However, improvising from an outline, the cast and director Joe Swanberg, decide not to give us the expected ending. But they have invested the situations with such warmth and freshness that it is a joy to watch Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick and Ron Livingston. If you have an interest in the workings of a brewery, this is the movie for you.

Mildly enjoyed:

GHOST TRAIN (1941) - Similar to director Alfred Hitchcock's hit 1932 film NUMBER SEVENTEEN, GHOST TRAIN is based on a "famous" play by Arnold Ridley that mostly takes place on a single interior set before an exciting finale involving miniature trains and buses. Your enjoyment of this film depends on how amusing you find arch comedian Arthur Askey. Director Walter Forde is no Alfred Hitchcock, but he keeps the splendid cast from bumping into the furniture and moving at a good pace. Once you realize that the tale is set during World War 2 and that there are no spooks to be had, it isn't hard to figure out what's going on, but that doesn't take away the fun. 

Nate -  A One Man Show (2020) - Lily Tomlin used to portray a male character called Tommy Velour with a fake hairy chest exposed by a partly opened shirt. Natalie Palamides wrote and performed this show as a man with a fully opened shirt exposing a chest of fake male hair. During a scene in which she/he challenges a man to wrestle, she/he takes off her/his shirt and Palamides creates a situation which is just about impossible to report. The wrestling reminds one of Andy Kaufmann, but Kaufmann used the bit to ridicule women and never let on whether he meant it to be funny or to be taken seriously. Palamides obviously intends it to be funny and it never comes off as mean spirited. When Palamides rants about an ex-girlfriend being a whore, it reminds one of Sam Kinison, but Palamides is obviously playing a character. The fact that a member of the audience is the target of the abuse is uncomfortable, but not offensive. When Palamides strips down to reveal a huge phallus while taking a shower on stage, the uncomfortability factor gets more intense. There is so much audience interaction with this performance, it really shouldn't be billed as "A One Man Show". One can't help but wonder who different the show is when there is a different audience in attendance.

9 (2009) - While at the UCLA Animation Workshop in 2005, Shane Acker created a short film which was nominated for an Academy Award. Tim Burton was one of the Hollywood producers that decided that feature film based on the short was a good idea. Aside from an odd premise, the feature ended up being pretty much your standard action flick. Young man, or rag doll, discovered that he had to lead a band against an overwhelming villain. There was a lot of running ahead of explosions or fire balls. There was even a female with which he bonded who started off being more capable in action than was he. Now the odd premise was that a scientist created a machine that destroyed all life on Earth. Before he died, the scientist divided his soul into 9 parts and injected them into 9 rag dolls who don't know why they were created. All they knew was that a machine they call "the Beast" was trying to catch them. When he gained consciousness, our hero finds a spherical device which he ended up plugging into a large machine which made things worse. Finally, he figured out how to get the device back and used it to destroy the large machine. He then used the device to free the souls of the rag dolls that were drained of their souls, which allowed the souls to ascend and create rain. Visually striking, the film depicted a destroyed world that looked like a World War I battlefield. The plot synopsis on Wikipedia gave alot more narrative information then can be found in the actual movie.

24 EXPOSURES (2013) - If it wasn't for Anna Kendrick, I probably would have never watched this movie. Kendrick isn't in this movie, but she was in HAPPY CHRISTMAS, which I enjoyed so much I checked out director Joe Swanberg's other offerings on Netflix. Kendrick was also in DRINKING BUDDIES which I also enjoyed. Kendrick wasn't in ALEXANDER THE LAST and I liked that too. So that brings us to 24 EXPOSURES, which was made between BUDDIES and CHRISTMAS. On the basis of 24 EXPOSURES and his segment in V/H/S, Swanberg shouldn't make thrillers. Reportedly, Swanberg's style relies alot on improvisation, and the best thrillers are carefully crafted - which this movie certainly isn't. Having worked with professional actors, Swanberg's use of seemingly amateur actors is disappointing. However, there are a number of attractive females here that are willing to get undressed so I wished that Swanberg had just made an hardcore sex movie with a detective plot. At least then the cheap production values wouldn't seem so jarring.

Did not enjoy:

THE CAPTIVE NANNY (2020) - Lifetime Movie Network movies like this do nothing to convince male chavinists that they are wrong to think that women are over-emotional crazies. Karynn Moore, who played Alicia Silverstone in THE BRITTANY MURPHY MOVIE, will hopefully get a role in a good movie someday.

LA GRAN AVENTURA DEL ZORRO, aka THE GREAT ADVENTURE OF ZORRO (1974) - Is there any other version of Zorro in which he has a purple lining on the inside of his black cape? That cape becomes quite an hindrance when two Zorros are slugging it out on top of a speeding stagecoach. It gets even worse when two Zorros are slugging it out in a river. El Zorro is wanted by the local soldiers, led by Captain Jorge Russek (of THE WILD BUNCH), because he keeps freeing the Indians who are being made into slaves. There is no explanation for why every time Zorro, played by Rodolfo de Anda (who has aged well after 1965's EL PUEBLO FANTASMA), speaks, his voice has an echo chamber effect. But when he is Diego De La Vega, his voice sounds normal. In any case, the real plot of the movie doesn't kick in until about halfway through the running time, when Pedro Armendariz Jr. (of GUNS FOR SAN SEBASTIAN) shows up as a bandit who puts the blame for his crimes on Zorro by carving a "Z" everywhere. When robbing Carlos Lopez Moctezuma and Ricardo Carrion, Armendariz thinks that he's killed both of them, but Carrion isn't dead. He's in a coma. Knowing that Carrion can identify him, Armendariz makes various attempts to murder him, but is foiled by de Anda, or by Zorro's faithful Chinese servant Kimo, played by Jorge Arvizu. Kimo is also giving de Anda instruction in Asian martial arts as well as running the Bat-cave like home base for our hero, which has a phony cliff face that lifts open when Zorro makes his ride. De Anda sets for a trap for Armendariz by having Carrion transported by coach. The effort is nearly foiled by Russek, who arrives to arrest de Anda on suspicion of being Zorro. Luckily, Arvizu shows up in a spare Zorro costume to convince Russek that de Anda isn't our hero, so our hero is able to suit up to spring the trap. For the finale, Armendariz also dons a Zorro costume, so we get the two Zorro combat previously mentioned. After his coach crashes, Carrion comes out of his coma and Armendariz is arrested. The film ends with de Anda riding around what looks to be the same locations used for MAJOR DUNDEE and GUNS FOR SAN SEBASTIAN hoping for a sequel, which never happened. Reportedly, this is the first movie in which a Mexican actor played Zorro. Made around the time of the U.S. TV movie THE MARK OF ZORRO with Frank Langella, director Raul de Anda Jr.'s film may have been inspired by the continuing spate of Zorro films coming out of Europe. As annoying as the theme song for the 1975 version starring Alain Delon is, I kept trying to replace the annoying theme for this movie by Ricardo Carrion - who also worked on this film as an actor - with it. Antonio de Anda is the film's executive producer, while credited writer X. Randa is reportedly actually star Raul de Anda, director Rodolfo de Anda and the star's son Raul de Anda Jr. Howcome we don't know more about the de Anda cinematic dynasty?

HONEY 2 (2010) - I know that I am not the intended audience for this film, but it has attractive young women in it and I like looking at attractive young women. The plot here reminds me of an old kung fu movie, with a troubled youth, Kat Graham, working at cleaning the dance studio. Eventually, she becomes the champion of the studio. This doesn't have the humor of BRING IT ON or the gushing blood of THE BASTARD SWORDSMAN, but it must have reached its intended audience because Universal Studios Home Entertainment did two more sequels. I still haven't watched the first HONEY, but if Bille Woodruff also directed it, then I probably won't like it any better - though I like looking at Jessica Alba. It is good to see Lonetta McKee still working.

MARTIN FIERRO (1968) - José Hernández's "Martín Fierro" is considered to be the national poem of Argentina. A poem in two parts, the unknown author on Wikipedia writes,  "Set in the Argentine Pampa, a Gaucho named Martín Fierro lives a simple life on his ranch with his family. One of his great talents is singing at the Pulperia. He sings about how the Gauchos are discriminated against and mistreated. One day when he is singing at the Pulperia, there is a raid to recruit for the army. The Judge hates Fierro because Martín never voted, and then he is sent to the border to a small fort. At the fort, he is forced to work hard and fight against the Indians. He escapes during an Indian raid on an horse, but ends up returning to the fort when more Indians attack. Later  Fierro escapes on an horse again and returns to his ranch. Three years have passed and he finds his house burned and his family gone. Drunk, Fierro picks a fight and kills an Black man. A fugitive, Fierro is attack by another Gaucho and kills him. Sergeant Cruz reluctantly joins a posse to capture our hero. After Fierro kills most of the posse in hand to hand combat, Cruz decides to join him. They round up some horses as a present with which they hope to be accepted into an Indian tribe. Part two is called 'La Vuelta de Martín Fierro' and the two are allowed to live among the Indians as slaves. After a period of time, during which Fierro's sons grow up separately, the Indians allow Fierro and Cruz their freedom. Later, hearing screams of pain, the two return to find the Indian camp dying from an epidemic. Cruz also succumbs to the disease. Alone, Fierro wanders off and finds an Indian attempting to beat a woman accused of witchcraft to death. Fierro attacks with a knife, while the Indian fights with a bolo. After the Indian is dead, Fierro helps to bury the woman's dead child and they head back towards the White world. After Fierro leaves the woman, he goes on to an encounter that raises the story from the level of the mildly naturalistic to the mythic. He encounters his two surviving sons (one has been a prisoner, the other the ward of the vile and wily Vizcacha), and the son of Cruz (who has become a gambler). He has a night-long payada (singing duel) with a black payador (singer), who turns out to be the younger brother of the man Fierro murdered in a duel. At the end, Fierro speaks of changing his name and living in peace, but it is not entirely clear that the duel has been avoided." The Indians in this film whoop just like the Indians seen in American Westerns, but mostly carry very long lances. The Gauchos all fight with long knives and there are very few guns on view. With cinematography by Anibal Di Salvo, this Argentine film has a striking look, but director Leopoldo Torre Nilsson isn't very good with action. Star Alfredo Alcon is regarded as one of the most important actors in Argentina and he frequently worked with Nilsson as director. 

RAINTREE COUNTY (1957) - It would seem that the producers were hoping for a Northern version of GONE WITH THE WIND, but they seem to have no understanding of what made GONE so memorable. Boy, I wasn't aware the Elizabeth Taylor made so many movies in which she was mentally unstable. But my perception may be colored because I just recently watched SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER. This film is mostly famous because it was during its production that star Montgomery Cliff had his disfiguring automobile accident. Considering the production problems, the fact that the film was finished may be counted as a victory. That the film is rather long and dull is unfortunate. It also seems unfortunate that Rod Taylor plays such an unlikable character. On the other hand, Lee Marvin possibly gives the film's best performance before he's killed by DeForest Kelley. 

Ratched season one (2020) - This has nothing to do with One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. This is just a variation on American Horror Story done with Netflix and away from FX. I gave up on shows from Ryan Murphy about midway through Nip/Tuck. though I suffered through the first season of AHS. I really like the music by Bernard Herrmann but prefer the music on the movies for which he wrote them: CAPE FEAR (1962) and PSYCHO (1960). 

LA SANGRE DE UN VALIENTE (EL HOMBRE DE HIERRO) (1992) - In March of 1916, the Punitive Expedition, U.S. Army, invaded Mexico looking for Pancho Villa in retaliation for his attack on the town of Columbus, New Mexico. In addition to Villa's forces, the U.S. Army faced opposition from the federal troops of President Carranza. This film begins with newsreel footage of the Punitive Expedition and then shows Pepe Aguilar helping to hide a wounded Villa, played by Pepe's father Antonio, in a mountain cave. With his friend Ernesto Gomez Cruz, Pepe goes in search of a doctor. Meanwhile, the gringo soldiers torture the locals trying to get information about Villa's location. The doctor for the U.S. forces is charged with not letting any of the tortured prisoners die. At first Pepe and Cruz try to enlist a local doctor, but he's under guard by both American and Mexican soldiers. Cruz gets captured and begins to be tortured for information. In a tavern, the American soldiers begin singing "The Yellow Rose of Texas" which inspires the Mexican soldiers to sing "La Cucaracha". This, naturally, leads to a brawl into which Pepe jumps inorder to be taken prisoner. Figuring that he is unconscious, the soldiers put Pepe in a room where the tortured Cruz is being attended by the American doctor. Pepe grabs a knife and puts Cruz out of his misery, grabs a rifle and takes the doctor prisoner before dropping a lantern on a stack of boxes marked "explosives". Pepe gets the doctor to Villa before dying. The film ends with newsreel footage of the American soldiers leaving Mexico and the narrator eulogizing the unknown heroes of the Mexican Revolution. Produced by Antonio Aguilar and directed by his frequent collaborator Mario Hernandez, LA SANGRE DE UN VALIENTE has a noticeably lower budget than 1970's EMILIANO ZAPATA and features no battle scenes. It is Antonio Aguilar's second time playing Pancho Villa and is his last movie role. 

SANTA CLAUS (1959) - I am pretty sure that this is the movie which used to play at the Army & Air Force Motion Picture Service theaters on Okinawa when I was a kid. I've been wanting to see it again for decades, and was frustrated when SANTA CLAUS VS. THE MARTIANS was offered to me instead. Thanks to "Off-Beat Theater" on cable I was finally able to see it and it is pretty bad. The incredibly cute Lupita Quezadas is the little girl who rejects the temptations of Lucifer's minion José Luis Aguirre to steal a doll, hoping that José Elías Moreno as Santa will bring her one on Christmas. Aguirre succeeds in getting some kids to behave badly and tries very hard to thwart Santa's toy giving effort. While the English language narration keeps telling us that Santa travels around the world, we only see him work in Mexico. There Aguirre robs Santa of the flower which allows him to disappear and the powder given to him by Armando Arriola as Merlin to put everyone to sleep. Aguirre also lets loose a vicious dog that corners Santa in a tree. Will Santa be able to get out of this trap and get the doll to Lupita? René Cardona Sr. directed this in the middle of his 100 plus film career. Is it just a coincidence that Santa's observatory and Merlin's workshop look like where the wizards hang out in The Beatles TV Movie The Magic Mystery Tour - and where Ringo as Merlin hangs out in SON OF DRACULA?

EL SIETE LEGUAS, aka EL CABALLO DE PANCHO VILLA (1955) - 7 leguas is the name of Pancho Villa's horse. Luis Aguilar is given 7 leguas and ordered to investigate the goings-on in the town of Paredones. He arrives and sings a song while the horse does circus tricks. (Roy Rogers and Trigger never did anything as impressive.) Linda Cristal is married to the local tyrant, General Arturo Martinez, but entertains Colonel Luis Aldas in her bedroom where he gives her a diamond bracelet. Cristal also turns out to be an old girlfriend of Aguilar's, but won't help him try and stop her husband's daily firing squad. Virtuous Yolanda Varela is willing to help as is her boyfriend Fernando Casanova. A troupe of actors are also willing to help, but their performance is stopped by Martinez when he receives a telegram. Martinez says that the telegram reports the death of Pancho Villa. Mayor Jose Elias Moreno (who would go on to play Santa Claus) doesn't believe the news, and many patriots to the revolution stand up in solidarity. Martinez reveals that the telegram is a trick, and all those who stood up are arrested. Martinez wants to lure Villa into a trap by announcing that he will shoot all of the prisoners. After a few more songs, Aguilar and his men stage a mock attack to lure Martinez and his soldiers out of the fort. Sneaking inside, the revolutionaries free the prisoners, take over the fort and stand off the soldiers when they return. Just when the overwhelming military force seems on the verge of winning, Villa and his army gallop to the rescue. Martinez and Aldas are killed in the fight, and Villa, portrayed by Victor Alcocer, convinces the captured soldiers to join his army. Not surprisingly, Aguilar leads the revolutionaries in a song as they ride away. This movie gets alot of points just for having people wearing bandoleros while carrying the correct rifles for their ammunition. Director Raul de Anda is not particularly good at staging action, but with cinematographer Ignacio Torres he creates attractive color photography. This is a "clean shaven" Western, as were most of those being made in Hollywood in 1955. 

SI VOLVIERAS A MI, aka IF YOU CAME BACK TO ME (1954) - Libertad Lamarque was an Argentinan singer and actress, who was proclaimed the "Queen of the Tango" in 1934. In 1945, she had a fight with co-star Eva Duarte during the making of LA CABALGATA DEL CIRCO which led to her leaving Argentina for Mexico when Miss Duarte took up with Juan Peron. She later said that her exile from Argentina turned her into "The Bride of America", whereas if she had stayed in her home country she would have been forgotten. One of her first films in Mexico was directed by Luis Bunuel - GRAN CASINO. Lamarque became "the queen of melodramas" by playing single mothers or wronged women, which is the role she has in SI VOLVIERAS. The film begins with movers emptying a country estate. Coming down the stairs, Lamarque remembers life with her father who was a doctor. She also remembers the young doctor, Miguel Torruco, who came into the house. She and Torruco fall in love and marry, giving birth to daughter. After the death of her father, Lamarque and grown daughter Maricrus Olivier move to Mexico City where Torruco runs a successful clinic. Arriving, it quickly becomes apparent that Torruco has taken up with his business partner Silvia Pinal. As Pinal is close to the daughter's age, she quickly takes the young woman under her wing. Lamarque objects to Torruco allowing Pinal to steal the affections of her child. When Lamarque discovers that Olivier has a boyfriend, Fernando Casanova, from a picture in the newspaper, the mother falls ill. She soon suspects that the medicine her daughter is feeding her is killing her. After her mother tells her that she forgives her, Olivier investigates and finds the the medicine is indeed killing her mother. She calls in another doctor to care for her mother, and then confronts her father. He refuses to believe that Pinal would do such a thing, so Olivier takes a pistol out of Pinal's office desk. Going to Pinal's home, she confronts the "other woman", who confesses. When asked what she's going to do about it, Olivier shoots Pinal. Getting a phone call from her daughter, Lamarque rises from her sick bed and rushes to Pinal's home. The mother and daughter telephone the father, who takes care of Pinal's wound before the police arrive, having been called by Pinal's maid. The maid says that Olivier shot Pinal, but, humiliated, Pinal tells the cops that she accidentally shot herself. Lamarque and Olivier return to the country estate, where, eventually, Torruco joins them for an happy ending. Director Alfredo B. Crevenna gives this film a polish look and Pinal looks ravishing. The song "Si volvieras a mi" performed by Josh Groban is unrelated to this movie and its songs.


Charles Gilbert watched:

HONG KONG CONFIDENTIAL (1958) B&W. Gene Barry plays a Cold War operative undercover as night club performer Casey Reed who is assigned the stately task of locating a kidnapped boy Arabian prince. The communist plot involves assuming Middle Eastern territory for Soviet dominance. With Allison Hayes and Michael Pate.

 FIVE BOLD WOMEN (1959) Faded color. Marshal Kirk Reed (Jeff Morrow) and the buckskin clad stage coach driver (Guinn Williams) escort five women convicts across Comanche infested desert. One of the women, Ellen Downs aka 'the Missouri Lady' (Merry Anders) is married to outlaw Missouri Kid (Jim Ross) who attempts to spring her from the procession, but the marshal captures him. As she begins a change of heart, the marshal falls for her romantically while the other gals overtake and commandeer the stage coach, running smack dab into an indian attack. A cavalry unit quickly wards them off but as the marshal approaches to recovery his prisoners the star-crossed married couple shoot each other in the fray. 

19 Bond movies are available on You Tube free.  I'd never seen these before now. 





FACE OF TERROR (1962) B&W. Plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Taylor (Fernando Rey) 'south of the border' develops a serum he believes will work wonders on disfigured patients, but he is disapproved for practice before a panel of medical professionals headed by Dr. Chambers (Gerard Tichy). Shortly thereafter escaped mental patient Norma Borden (Lisa Gaye) visits him uninvited one evening pleading for treatment. The entire left side of her face is hideously marred, and she threatens suicide if he refuses. Leaping at the opportunity to test his 'miracle cure'  the auspicious 'sawbones' obliges her with astounding success, albeit with constant followup maintenance.  But upon discovering she is a ward of the state, he recants his care and subsequently suffers a crash from a blunt object on his noggin at her hand. She absconds, and with a newly found but fleeting confidence, takes on a different identity as a waitress as the police begin searching for her. A playboy with an eye for beauty pursues her proposing marriage; and her employer with the same thing in mind except short term. The latter forced encounter led to a scuffle breaking her bottle of maintenance elixir, and her pushing him down an elevator shaft.  After repeatedly rejecting the playboy she realizes her escape from the law via Paris get away with acceptance of the playboy's offer. But her crusty face reappears, and she winds up in a huff running him over in his car. The desperate murderess now returns to visit the good doctor, now wheelchair bound. She refuses to return to the sanitarium at his insistance, thrashes about the lab breaking glass, and dies by falling on a shard. Command performance by Ms. Gaye.

David Deal enjoyed:


TIP NOT INCLUDED (66) - See The Eurospy Guide book for a full review of this Jerry Cotton entry.


TRUMBO (07) - Documentary on the Oscar-winning screenwriter and the effects of the blacklist in Hollywood.



Mildly enjoyed:



Bertrand Van Wonterghem Highly enjoyed:

Black books – season 1 – episode 6


Supernatural – season 15 – episode 18 to 20 (THE END…)

The hustler (1961, Robert Rossen)

The hustler, the inside story (doc) (2001, David Naylor)
March or die (1977, Dick Richards)

The golden compass (2007, Chris Weitz)

Blow the man down (2019, Danielle Krudy & Bridget Savage Cole)

Mildly enjoyed:

The time tunnel – episode « The day the sky fell in » (1966, William Hale)

La nouvelle malle des Indes – episode 2 (1981, Christian-Jaque)

Did not enjoy:

A cock and bull story (2005, Michael Winterbottom)

The turning (2019, Floria Sigismondi)

Tales from the loop – season 1 – episodes 1 & 2