Archive for The Chiseler

Pre-code, or Pre-posterous?

Posted in FILM with tags , , on August 1, 2017 by dcairns

It’s all go!

Head over to The Chiseler for a slightly baffled appreciating of the enervating, odd, frankly not very good but unique CAPTAIN APPLEJACK, from my main man Hobart Henley. I have to like him, because his name is Hobart Henley — he joins the select company of Lupu Pick, Urban Gad(about) and walking self-anagram Aldo Lado, who deserve auteur status by virtue of their names.


World of Weariness

Posted in FILM with tags , , on May 23, 2017 by dcairns

At The Chiseler. An article celebrating Jean Dixon, also Ruth Donnelly, also the whole phenomenon of wisecracking dames blessed with omniscient cynicism rather than glamour.

More Blore

Posted in FILM with tags , on May 9, 2017 by dcairns

Blore #2: The Affronted Look. Immediately pre-seething.

Having introduced Marvelous Mary to the works of supporting comic Eric Blore, we now find ourselves feeding an obsession. Mary may never wish to see a non-Blore film the rest of her life.

So here’s a little appreciation of the Great Man, via The Chiseler, to help Mary and the rest of you along until your next fix.