Opening Night at the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival

Here are a couple of pics from last night’s opener at the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs. Barbara Rush, star of BIGGER THAN LIFE was the opening night special guest along with the ageless Marsha Hunt, Sherry Jackson and others. Here is a shot of Barbara and...

The Oscar Report

Now that I have staggered my way towards the end of an incredibly busy week, I can take a few deep breaths and briefly pontificate about the 2009 Academy Awards. I thought Hugh Jackson did a superb job as the host; he was fetching, entertaining and charming. The...

Mildred Pierce at the Million Dollar Theatre

After hosting the eighth annual Palm Springs Film Noir Festival, from May 29 – June 1, I made it back home in time for screenings of Mildred Pierce at the Million Dollar Theatre and The Damned Don’t Cry – the latest entry of my continuing Femme...

Shack Out on 101 with Terry Moor

“The apes have taken over — while we were busy watching television and filling our freezers, they’ve come out of the jungle and moved in!” That line is definitely not the stereotypical 1950’s movie denouement particularly when it is uttered by the stolidly...

The Latest from the L.A. Noirfest

The L.A. Film Noir Festival really gained traction this week with some superb screenings and great attendance for the hypercompetitive Tinseltown movie market. Thursday’s double bill at the Egyptian was Cry of the City (1948) and City of Fear (1959). The former...

Film Noir at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres in L.A.

The 8th Annual Festival of Film Noir jumped off at the Egyptian Theatre last Thursday night. Although the American Cinematheque is the sponsor of this enterprise, there are some new wrinkles in the dark shading of this year’s festival: 1. The Film Noir...