The Phantom Speaks

Sudo-science is plentiful in The Phantom Speaks. If you are familiar with the classic Donovan’s Brain then the idea of the film is quite similar. The plot is great with wonderful pacing and while the special effects might feel cheesy they help make The Phantom Speaks even better. I love this era of films they are timeless and while most would consider this film more of a C rate film I would give it an A. It is worth a watch and honestly I want to own this film. It…

New Orleans After Dark

This film noir film feels like a mix of The Andy Griffith Show and Dragnet. Unfortunately it didn’t really take all the great points of those two shows. This film has very wooden acting and the monologues over the film just are painful. It is in that weird gray zone where it isn’t bad enough to be funny nor is it good enough to be considered a B rate film. It feels like a more D rate film. The plot is slow and random at points which doesn’t keep the…

Five Card Stud

Five Card Stud is one of those interesting movies where two great actors (Dean Martin and Robert Mitchum) decided to make a western. Now I know what you’re thinking where’s John Wayne. This isn’t the case nor is this your typical western. While the plot is some what basic there are other aspects that makes the movie enjoyable. The best part is that this film becomes a who done it. Dean Martin is great as the protagonist in the film. Robert Mitchum plays a supporting role in the film but…

The Maltese Falcon

Possibly one of the best mystery detective films ever made The Maltese Falcon is a film with an incredible plot and even better acting. The reason this film stands the test of time is because the plot is incredibly well written but that’s no surprise since Dashiell Hammett wrote the book that this movie is based on. A star studded cast of characters including Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, and Sydney Greenstreet pulls the viewer in the world of the detective and his story. If you like classic detective movies then…