Author Archives: filmappreciationwithcraig

More on Fear Films

So many genres in the fear film category: Sci Fi, atomized insects, people being turned into animals, ghosts, zombies, haunted houses, monsters . . . . but whoever thought about hillbillies? click here Advertisements

Posted in comedy, film, history of film, review | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Horror, Scary, Frightening movies

So we’re off on the road of horror, scary, frightening movies.  We’ll watch films like The Wolfman, Alien and the Haunting but one we won’t be watching but I highly recommend is Cult of The Cobra.  I like the alliteration … Continue reading

Posted in film, history of film | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Blackmail and The Ring

We recorded these early Hitchcock films and enjoyed both.  They are slow moving films, both being 1:45.  They are historic in many ways.  Blackmail is the first British “talkie” and also has Hitchcock’s longest on screen cameo.   click here … Continue reading

Posted in cinematographer, director, film, history of film | Tagged , | Leave a comment

5o Years of Hitchcock

If you like Hitchcock you’re not going to want to miss what’s starting on TCM this Wednesday Turner Classic Movies month long the salute to the unsurpassed “master of suspense” kicks off with the British director’s silent 1927 boxing melodrama … Continue reading

Posted in director, film, history of film | 1 Comment

Dawson Creek: Frozen Time

I saw an article in the LA Times about a documentary that looked fascinating, I thought it was about Dawson Creek but no, it’s about film that ended up in Dawson City, site of the Yukon gold rush.  I don’t … Continue reading

Posted in film, history of film, interesting, review | Leave a comment

Cellphones in the theatre . . . ahem

Who hasn’t been bothered by someone in a theatre who just can’t control his/her need to check on their smartphone?  Here’s a good article that goes to the core of the problem. Click here

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Film Noir Poetry

We’re sure it’s a win when the rushes fade in, showing him and me. There isn’t a clue what we’re planning, we two; it’s a mystery We shoot in the light, but it’s all day for night with this movie … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment