What happens when film posters collide? Some very strange cinematic combinations, as Jason artfully demonstrates in his eighth installment of Movie Mash-Ups.Read more →
Monthly Archives: January 2015
Remembering the ’78 Oscarcast
As part of our ongoing salute to the Oscars, MovieFanFare reprints Irv Slifkin’s look at the 51st Annual Academy Awards in 1979, an evening which saw wins for The Deer Hunter, Jon Voight and Jane Fonda and was highlighted by John Wayne’s final turn at the podium.Read more →
Dennis Hoey: A Closer Inspection
You may remember him as Inspector Lestrade, always a step behind Basil Rathbone’s Sherlock Holmes in the 1940s. Guest writer Constance Metzinger goes beyond the badge to examine the life and career of British character actor Dennis Hoey.Read more →
Who’s Your Favorite Movie/TV Sherlock Holmes?
In case you missed it, January 6th was Sherlock Holmes’ birthday. To salute the great detective, this week’s poll wants to know which actor–Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, Benedict Cumberbatch, and more– is your top movie/TV Holmes.Read more →
This Week in Film History: 1/25/15
The military comedy movie genre would never be the same after Robert Altman’s outrageous Korean War satire M*A*S*H, which opened 45 years ago this week. More fascinating facts from the history of film are featured inside.Read more →
I Would Not Like to Thank the Academy: Oscar Snubs Over the Years
The annual furor over the Academy Award nominations (this year’s omission of Selma’s David Oyelowo, for one) is a tradition as old as the Oscars themselves. In this classic article, writer Brian Sieck offers alternate picks for five of the Academy’s winners.Read more →
The Bank Dick: Don’t Be a Jabbernowl, Watch This Comedy Classic!
Henpecked family man Egbert Sousè (W.C. Fields) gets a new lease on life when he’s hired as The Bank Dick. Guest writer Steve Bailey reviews the bulbous-nosed funnyman’s comic gem, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.Read more →
The First Great Movies of 2015
The great movies of 2014 are past; what are your first great movies of 2015? What did you see in the theater? Re-watch at home? Add to your video library? Here’s the first of my New Year’s viewings!Read more →
What’s Meryl Streep’s Best Oscar-Nominated/Winning Performance?
Last week Meryl Streep extended her own record, receiving her 19th Academy Award nomination for playing the Witch in Into the Woods. This week’s poll wants to know which of these performances you think was Meryl’s best.Read more →
This Week in Film History: 1/18/15
Filmmaking siblings Joel and Ethan Coen won immediate acclaim with their noir-flavored debut feature Blood Simple, released 30 years ago this week. It’s simple if you want to learn about more key Hollywood dates; just read inside.Read more →