1940s B Horror Films and the 21st Century Mind — Silver Screenings

“In early 1940s Hollywood,” writes Robert Guffey, “you had to go out of your way to descend any lower than Monogram Studios.”¹ Monogram was one of the small Hollywood studios – collectively known as Poverty Row – that produced low-budget “B” films. Monogram specialized in action and adventure; one of their stars in the early-to-mid 1930s […]

1940s B Horror Films and the 21st Century Mind — Silver Screenings

Mr. Ramsey’s Pattern of Villainy — Silver Screenings

Spoilers start right here. At the end of the 1956 drama, Patterns, we see Fred Staples (Van Heflin) leave the office building where he works as an executive. Fred, recently promoted to the company’s Executive Office, thinks he’s just won a battle with his CEO, Mr. Ramsey (Everett Sloane). Naturally, he’s infused with adrenaline, and […]

Mr. Ramsey’s Pattern of Villainy — Silver Screenings

Frank Sinatra’s Study of Psychopathy — Silver Screenings

One of the more remarkable films from the 1950s, we think, is a gritty black-and-white indie thriller that clocks in at 77 minutes. The film, Suddenly (1954), is about an assassination attempt of an American president. Specifically, it centres on a house overlooking a train station where the president – for security reasons – will […]

Frank Sinatra’s Study of Psychopathy — Silver Screenings

Youth, Beauty, and Getting Away With It All — Silver Screenings

Youth and beauty are lovely while they last, but, alas, they can become an obsession in life’s middle years. It’s not a battle easily won. Even in an era of Botox and Restylane, keeping up a youthful appearance is tough slogging. Except if you’re Dorian Gray. Dorian is the titular character of The Picture of […]

Youth, Beauty, and Getting Away With It All — Silver Screenings

Why We Need Silly Movies — Silver Screenings

Gentle Reader, you’re likely bearing this time of pandemic and isolation with more patience than we. Instead of being grateful that we – and everyone we know personally – remain virus-free, we tend to get a little grumpy about not being able to visit loved ones or go for a walk without feeling Guilty. You’ve […]

Why We Need Silly Movies — Silver Screenings

The Blind Spots of a Big Ego — Silver Screenings

A big ego is insufferable at the best of times, but a person can tolerate it if there are Results. For example, if someone is all High And Mighty about their math powers, but displays superior multiplication skills, then one must accept the inevitable conceit. However. If a person has a big ego without skill […]

The Blind Spots of a Big Ego — Silver Screenings

A Guy Named Joe — Silver Screenings

This post is dedicated to Steve of Movie Movie Blog Blog II and his family. In many ways, the 1943 war drama, A Guy Named Joe, is a movie about loss. Spencer Tracy stars as a gutsy but somewhat belligerent American pilot killed while on a risky mission. However, his Tour of Duty ain’t finished; […]

A Guy Named Joe — Silver Screenings

Chicago Feedback Festival Testimonial – April 30 2020

Filmmaker Yijun Pan (RED THREAD)

I think most of the audience, no matter from this festival or some other festival I’ve screened before, they are amazed by the cinematography and the crispy sound, but they don’t really understand what the short film is about because of the cultural differences. Still, after I explain and also show one of our documentaries short called “The Making of Red Thread,” people realize the meaning behind the story, they gave me excellent feedback!

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:https://www.youtube.com/embed/rM_lgrFAS6c?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent

Renowned Hollywood and Bollywood Actor, Irrfan Khan Is Dead — Funtainmentblog

Renowned Bollywood and Hollywood actor who has enjoyed no less than thirty-years in the acting career, Irrfan Khan, is dead. According to reports confirmed in a statement made available online on Wednesday, April 29, Khan died at the age of fifty-three after suffering from a high-grade neuroendocrine cancer since two years now. It was reported that Khan was admitted […]

Renowned Hollywood and Bollywood Actor, Irrfan Khan Is Dead — Funtainmentblog

Kaley Cuoco to Star With Kevin Hart in ‘Man From Toronto — Daily Tales

Cuoco is best known for her role on CBS’ hit sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” which concluded last year. She will next be seen in HBO Max’s upcoming limited series “The Flight Attendant.” In addition to toplining, Cuoco also executive produces the show. She voices the title character and serves as an EP on “Harley […]

Kaley Cuoco to Star With Kevin Hart in ‘Man From Toronto — Daily Tales