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Feb 16, 2019

Inspired by TIFF Lightbox's Winter 2019 Dorothy Arzner retrospective, Elise and Dave dive into a lengthy discussion of this absurdly neglected auteur's career and context.

On leg one of the journey, we examine WORKING GIRLS (1931), THE WILD PARTY (1929) and THE BRIDE WORE RED (1937), zeroing in on the director's...


Feb 9, 2019

Based on John Patrick’s popular 1945 play, The Hasty Heart became a smash screen hit four years later – taking an already-Cold-War-weary public back to the waning days of a marginally less cynical conflict. Our characters are convalescing British Empire conscripts at a MASH unit in Burma – along with one gruff,...


Feb 8, 2019

We bid a bewildering farewell to Brother Blood and the Zandian knot this week - and then are bidden into the bewitching and bothering machinations of The Judas Contract.

This is the big one, as far as Elise is concerned - the high point of the Wolfman/Perez collaboration. Were you reading at the time? Or did you come to...


Feb 5, 2019

The Gipper’s fourth and final supporting appearance in a Dick Powell buffoon-and-crooner finds Reagan headed in the wrong direction down the cast list. To be fair, it’s quite an assemblage, with Ann Sheridan, Helen Broderick, Allen Jenkins, ZaSu Pitts, Gale Page, Granville Bates, William B. Davidson, “Slapsie...


Jan 30, 2019

Big life changes this week for Dick Grayson and Wally West – although their respective thunders are kind of stolen the next issue by our pal Brother Blood (points don’t come much more pivotal than rebirth in a caldera of molten blood). Also: newly-made editors Wolfman and Perez maneuver Terra further along her...