o/t: Todd Mason’s Tuesday’s Overlooked Films and/or Other A/V

Yes, yes, I know it’s Wednesday, but I’ve been a bit slow getting round to posting this. Part of the reason is that I’ve been going a bit overboard about an excellent Lance Comfort movie, Silent Dust (1949), my bloated screed on which I’ll be putting up here either on Saturday or next Wednesday.

Anyway: as always, click anywhere on the list to be taken by the magic of cyberspace to Todd’s Sweet Freedom site, where you’ll find the individual links.

Anne Billson: How Scarlett Johansson Got Interesting
Bill Crider: Runaway Train [trailer]
B.V. Lawson: Media Murder
Comedy Film Nerds: Chris Denson
Dan Stumpf: The Walking Hills
David Vineyard: The Golden Horde (Jacqueline Lynch on this one, last year)
Ed Gorman and Mark Fertig: Crime Wave
Ed Lynskey: The Lineup (the 1958 film version)
Elizabeth Foxwell: All Through the Night
Evan Lewis: Conan the Adventurer: “The Heart of the Elephant”
Francis M. Nevins: Cornell Woolrich and John Dickson Carr on early tv (and in some film)
George Kelley: The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (UK television adaptations)
How Did This Get Made?: Face/Off
Iba Dawson: The Emperor’s New Clothes
Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.: CPO Sharkey; Sons of the Desert
Jack Seabrook: Alfred Hitchcock Presents: “Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat” (by Roald Dahl)
Jackie Kashian: Ian Abramson on Buster Keaton and McDonald’s psychedelic commercials
Jacqueline T. Lynch: Hallelujah, I’m a Bum
Jake Hinkson: The Stranger (1948 Orson Welles film)
James Reasoner: A Face in the Crowd (Budd Schulberg on Face–click to enlarge)
Jeff Flugel: Man in a Suitcase
Jerry House: Bill Moyers’ World of Ideas: “Isaac Asimov”; The Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy
John Grant: Crow Hollow; Crook’s Tour
Juri Nummelin: A Most Violent Year
K. A. Laity: The Government Inspector

Ken Levine: pilot season
Kliph Nesteroff: George Schlatter
Laura: Cyclone on Horseback; Flight for Freedom
Lucy Brown: Bomb Girls
Mark Fertig: Blackmail (1939 film)
Martin Edwards: Malice Domestic 2015; The Disappearance of Alice Creed
Marty McKee: Most Wanted (tv series with Robert Stack)
Mike Tooney: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: “Field of Fire”
Mystery Dave: The Man with the Golden Arm
Patrick Murtha: A Public Ransom; Remembering Kent State, Jackson State, Orangesburg…
Patti Abbott: War Tapes
Prashant Trikannad: Fireball XL5
Randy Johnson: The Avenger (1931 film); 3 Bullets for Ringo (aka 3 colpi di Winchester per Ringo)
Rick: ABC Movie of the Week: “Honeymoon With a Stranger”; “Along Came a Spider”
Rod Lott: Death on the Fourposter (aka Delitto allo specchio)
Ron Scheer: Five Easy Pieces
Sam Juliano: An Evening with Jane Goodall and Tribeca Film Festival 2015
Sergio Angelini: Top 15 Caper Films
Stacia Jones: Private Number
Steven Bowie: The Untouchables: “The Noise of Death”
Yvette Banek: Two O’Clock Courage


6 thoughts on “o/t: Todd Mason’s Tuesday’s Overlooked Films and/or Other A/V

    • Me too. But at least she’s had that courage — which many Hollywood stars don’t have — to mix in odd quirky indies among the blockbusters.

      • Oh, there have been some dull films indeed, and sometimes she’s managed to elevate them through talent; not much could be done with the likes of THE BLACK DAHLIA nor even, despite Anne Billson’s counter-opinion, LOST IN TRANSLATION (though by the very end of it, the performances of SJ and Bill Murray may have helped get across the reasonable point that even the pain of shallow, self-obsessed people shouldn’t be taken lightly). And then there’s THE SPIRIT, that Rorschach test of a film (well…it’s better than the other Miller films, if only because it isn’t as dully conceived).

        And no one can snatch my tardiness laurels when it comes to bloggery; thanks as always for the posts here, never fear. Say hi to Kate for me (I see you revised her name to her primary byline!).

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