Archive for The Notebook

Madness Takes Control

Posted in FILM with tags , , on November 12, 2020 by dcairns

Among its many distortions of the facts, 1964’s SHOCK TREATMENT tries to suggest that faking madness is harder than faking expertise in horticulture, which it decidedly is not. Still, opening as it does with a decapitation by garden shears, we can assume the film’s purpose is not a realist one.

What, then, IS its purpose? Let’s explore.

It’s the new Forgotten By Fox — HERE.

A Buccaneer and a Half

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on October 29, 2020 by dcairns

A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA, available on Blu-ray but not to stream, is this fortnight’s Forgotten By Fox feature — here, on The Notebook at MUBI.

Great Guns

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , on October 15, 2020 by dcairns

“One of John Guillermin’s best” may not sound like much of a recommendation to those who know him for THE TOWERING INFERNO or his two KING KONG monstermeanors, but GUNS AT BATASI is pretty gripping stuff, with PEEPING TOM’S Leo Marks among its writers. And it’s one of Graham Stark’s few action cinema roles (top, right).

The latest Forgotten By Fox.