by Sam Juliano
Things at Wonders in the Dark have been looking up, what with Allan Fish’s long-awaited return to the ranks, the continued high-quality work of Jim Clark on every other Wednesday, and the imminent staging of the Top 50 Greatest Childhood Films polling and countdown planned for late May. This week the first e mail will be sent out to the e mail network.
There does seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel as far as the unrelenting frigid weather and snow we been regaled with over months, sustaining for one the worst February any of us can remember. On another note I want to thank our very dear friend Dee Dee for her lovely greetings for Allan’s return posted on the sidebar, and as always for her always cherished concern for the site and those who post here. Great too, that Tony d’Ambra is back in print as per his blu ray review of Ride the Pink Horse at Films Noir.et this past week. The Tribeca Film Festival inches closer, and is roughly one month away. To say we will be busy for those 11 days would be a classic understatement, as we manged 51 feature length films during last year’s event.
Lucille and I were very busy this past week with home repairs, assisting the man who administered them, and as a result I was on-line far less than I have been in a very long time. We did get to see two films in theaters: Continue Reading »
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Brilliant and electrifying British film, 71, set in Belfast during IRA-British army violence
by Sam Juliano
Still no reprieve from snow, ice and the coldest winter in many a year, though as I’ve noted before we on the East coast have nothing on the much maligned Bostonians and mid-westerners, who have been chosen as the prime targets in this ultimate demonstration of arctic rage. Some in the know are predicting a very cold March as well.
As mentioned on last week’s Monday Morning Diary, Allan Fish has returned after a lengthy health related absence, but he’s as good as new, and his latest writings have confirmed he has lost even a tenth of a stride.
For the very first time I am announcing the earliest stages of the ‘Best Films About Childhood’ project that we are projecting will commence sometime in May. Specific rules and propositions will be send out to the film blogger e mail network in the coming weeks, and each participant will be asked to choose their own Top 50 in numerical order. As was the case with all our previous countdowns, tabulation will be followed by review assignments. We are presently thinking that the countdown will be a 50 film affair, running ten weeks. But no firm decisions have yet been made. Continue Reading »
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