Life Itself: Reflected and Rewarded in Cinema

For the four people that read my blog regularly, they may recall back in March that I made a post called the Albert Film Institute, inspired in part by a Facebook post by my friend and social media personality Zack Paslay.  He's a cinephile to look out for, with good taste and sass combined that … Continue reading Life Itself: Reflected and Rewarded in Cinema

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By Her Seductive Hand: An Appreciation of Kim Novak’s “Bell, Book and Candle” (1958)

She moved across the room in slender dress And like a swan caressing still waters With her sly look, a glance, and then: breathless As one's poor heart gets broken, but not hers This dame, this minx, this femme fatale, so blonde So wicked, but so good at being bad Her tilted head, a wink, … Continue reading By Her Seductive Hand: An Appreciation of Kim Novak’s “Bell, Book and Candle” (1958)

Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodnight, But Not Goodbye

"Goodbye" is probably my least favorite word in the English language.  Although I must accept that everything does reach its eventual end, I don't always respect it.  When "Another World" ended in 1999, I wrote really derivative fan fiction about what happened to the characters a year later.  David Tennant's announcement that he was leaving … Continue reading Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodnight, But Not Goodbye

Review: “Beauty and the Beast” (2017)

Producer Don Hahn always called Beauty and the Beast the last of the red-hot fairy tales. When the Walt Disney Company finally released their version of the animated tale, forty-five years after Jean Cocteau's 1946 fantasy film, other versions had previously been released to varying degrees of success. A 1962 B-movie by United Artists turned … Continue reading Review: “Beauty and the Beast” (2017)