o/t: it’s #500, and it’s also Todd Mason’s latest Tuesday’s Overlooked Films and/or Other A/V

Yes, this is the 500th post on Noirish. I haven’t counted, but my guess is I’ve covered somewhere in the region of 450 movies here so far. That’s more B-movies (and occasionally A-movies) than a man should allow himself to be subjected to, but, well,  shucks. Since the majority of the movies are very obscure ones, the collection of notes here may very well be unique. Far more often than not, when I log in my entries with IMDB, I discover that I’m the only person who’s done so: there may be other writeups of the relevant movies out there, but IMDB hasn’t registered them.


Here’s the latest edition of Todd Mason’s rightly celebrated Tuesday’s Overlooked Films and/or Other A/V. Click anywhere on the list below and you’ll find yourself either on the Deathstar or at Todd’s Sweet Freedom site, where you’ll have links to the individual essays.

Anne Billson: Christopher Nolan and similar superannuated children in film; mirrors in film
Anonymous: Punch-Drunk Love; That Thing You Do!; Pillow Talk
Bill Crider: Casanova (2005 film) [trailer]
Paul Brazill: It’s a Gift; Oh Mr. Porter!
B.V. Lawson: Media Murder
Colin: The Incredible Shrinking Man
Comedy Film Nerds: Oscar Núñez
Cynthia Fuchs: Jim: The James Foley Story; Containment; The Other Side
Dan Stumpf: The Missing Juror
Dorian Bartolucci: Spellbound
Elgin Bleecker: Southpaw
Elizabeth Foxwell: Mr. Arkadin (aka Confidential Report)
Evan Lewis: The Kennel Murder Case; Remo Williams: “The Prophecy” (1988 tv pilot)
George Kelley: The Lady in the Van
“Gilligan Newton-John”: Alucarda; Voodoo Dolls; Wonder Woman: “The Man Who Made Volcanoes”; The Sinful Dwarf
How Did This Get Made?: LOL
Iba Dawson: The Oscars and their discontent
Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.: Thieves’ Highway
Jack Seabrook: Alfred Hitchcock Presents: “Mail Order Prophet”
Jackie Kashian: Jeff May on comics art and drama; The Jackie and Laurie Show
Jacqueline T. Lynch: Alexis Smith
James Reasoner: Derailed
Janet Varney: Brandie Posey
Jerry House: Private Snuffy Smith; TED Talks: “The Greatest TED Talk Ever Sold”
John Grant: The Phantom Speaks
Jonathan Lewis: The Mask of Fu Manchu
Karen Hannsberry: death and life of Albert Dekker; Registered Nurse
Ken Levine: James Burrows
Kliph Nesteroff: The Phil Silvers Special: Summer in New York; The David Letterman Show (1980 NBC morning series premiere; audio only)
Kristina Dijan: Silver Lode; Ride Clear of Diablo: Six Black Horses; February Film Diary; Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed; Rififi
Laura G: My Pal, Wolf; Wicked (stage): Footsteps in the Night; Desert Pursuit
Lucy Brown: Dancing on the Edge
Martin Edwards: Shetland, Dickensian and War and Peace; Seven Psychopaths
Marty McKee: Hell’s Bloody Devils; Scorchy; Bulletproof; Code of Silence
Mildred Perkins: Manhattan (tv series)
Mitchell Hadley: TV Guide listings: Minneapolis/St. Paul, 1 March 1957
Patricia Nolan-Hall: The Invisible Ray
Patti Abbott: Seinfeld: “The Contest”
Rick: Black Angel
Robert/Television Obscurities: W*A*L*T*E*R (M*A*S*H spinoff tv pilot)
Rod Lott: Valley of Gwangi; Southbound; Komodo
“Rupert Pupkin”: The Serpent and the Rainbow
Ruth Kerr: The Lonely
Scott A. Cupp: The Girl, the Gold Watch and Everything
Sergio Angelini: Doctor Who: All-Consuming Fire (audio drama)
Stacia Jones: Bop Girl Goes Calypso
Steve Lewis: Kit Carson (1940 film); The Missing Juror; Lisbon
Bhob Stewart: Cream in My Coffee (1980 telefilm); Rodney Dangerfield; Wally Wood’s Alka-Seltzer adThe Big Broadcast: 21 February 2016 (limited window)
Valerie Deane: A Place in the Sun
Vienna: Meet Me in St. Louis; Suspicion

10 thoughts on “o/t: it’s #500, and it’s also Todd Mason’s latest Tuesday’s Overlooked Films and/or Other A/V

  1. Excellent! Indeed, congratulations, and hope you don’t feel anything like burnout while moving into so much uncharted territory. Honored to have the roundelay be the topic of the 500th post! (Also, additions so far: Paul Brazill film reviews, and Doug Benson on COMEDY FILM NERDS predicting some Oscar wins).

  2. Congratulations! I’m very aware that with the quality and detail you produce in each article this is a massive labour of love. So it is a real testament to your hard work to have clocked up such an impressive number of blogs.

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