Monthly Archives: July 2012

In Memoriam: Tony Martin (1913-2012)

“The Zeppo Role” was a relatively thankless part in all Marx Bros. films. After the “fourth brother” left the act following DUCK SOUP (1933), a stream of handsome young leading men took his standard part as the fresh-faced, often-crooning love interest: … Continue reading

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Maggie and Me in 3-D!

Maggie and Me in 3-D!

My girlfriend Maggie and me after a screening of IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE (1953) in 3-D at Film Forum on July 27, 2012.

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From Jonathan Frid to Johnny Depp: Comparing Barnabas Collins, 1967-2012

I didn’t hate Tim Burton’s feature film reboot of Dark Shadows. Before you fans of the original 1966-1971 ABC-TV series start firing up your torches and heading toward my castle, hear me out. I didn’t say I liked it. I … Continue reading

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Jackie and Me

Jackie and Me

Classic film buddy Jackie Brady and me after a screening of INHERIT THE WIND at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on July 26, 2012

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Rouben Mamoulian’s RINGS ON HER FINGERS (1942)

Rouben Mamoulian’s RINGS ON HER FINGERS (1942)  has been one of the most pleasant surprises of the year for me, classic-film-wise. I reviewed the new DVD from the Twentieth Century Fox Cinema Archives Collection for Cinema Sentries this week, and … Continue reading

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Screening Report: Raymond Griffith at the Silent Clowns Film Series in New York

If you’re a classic film fan, and you live near or plan to visit New York City, The Silent Clowns Film Series should be on your must-see list. Since 1997, this free, monthly series has been presenting hard-to-find silent short subjects and … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Us Lose the Magic of Moviegoing

In May of 1983 I saw RETURN OF THE JEDI at the Sunrise Multiplex, a six-screen theater that had recently opened on the border between Nassau County and Queens, on Long Island. I had never been to a movie theater … Continue reading

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