Legend of the Werewolf (1975) – Freddie Francis

Peter Cushing headlines the next werewolf flick highlighted in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book by director John Landis.¬† That being said, he doesn’t do a lot until the halfway mark of the film, but prior to that he serves as the film’s narrator. Set in the French city of Paris where everyone speaks…

Magnum, p.i. (1987) – Murder By Night and On The Fly

  It’s time for a classic noir whodunnit in the first episode up this week. Murder By Night originally aired 14 January, 1987 and was written by Robert Hamilton. This episode sees Magnum (Tom Selleck) as a private investigator in the 1940s, nosing around the murder of a newspaper publisher, Maxfield. All the familiar faces…

The Rules of the Game (1939) – Jean Renoir

The next drama title to be highlighted in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Movies book is the French film Rules of the Game, an examination of passion, etiquette and class. Andre Jurieux (Roland Toutain) has just flown across the Atlantic solo, allowing him to claim a level of celebrity, but all for naught,…

Christine (1983) – John Carpenter

I love John Carpenter movies, and it has been forever since I sat down to watch this one. It’s 1978, and Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) is a bit of a nerd and a joke, his only friend Dennis (John Stockwell) is willing to stand by him no matter what. His loyalty is put to the…

Toronto After Dark – Shorts After Dark

In the midst of a brilliantly busy Saturday in Toronto, including the annual Zombie Walk and the Grand Opening of the iconic comic book store The Silver Snail in its new Yonge¬†Street location, I settled into the balcony of the Bloor Cinema to watch the shorts program of this outstanding festival. Featuring 9 shorts of…