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June 16, 2012

Fiona’s VERY keen to see REPTILICUS but I keep telling her we have to wait until I’ve seen every other film illustrated in Denis Gifford’s Pictorial History of Horror Movies. A quest which has been on hiatus recently, you may have noticed. Well, when you title something See Reptilicus and Die, somehow you find you’re […]

Fat Man and Little Boy

September 15, 2009

Two atom-age ubermensch fantasies came my way in quick succession this week — I’m just lucky that way. THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN ALIVE is kind of a hiccup in my growing appreciation of Allan Dwan, because it’s really not very good. Petulant gangster Ron Randall, escaping the gas chamber, is caught in an A-bomb test, […]

The Sunday Intertitle: A Series of Tubes

November 18, 2018

The skeletal remains of Angelo Rossitto, still sadly on display to this day. THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND! So mysterious, nobody making it knew quite what they were doing. Jules Verne’s novel casts away its characters on an uncharted island which is inherently a bit mysterious. The island in the 1929 MGM movie is populated, and the […]