Right now at the Shangri-La Coffee Lounge in Windber, PA’s historic (and haunted) Grand Midway Hotel: The DVD of BLACK MASS, violent movie about people around infamous Boston gangster Whitey Bolger starring Johnny Depp is playing; coffees available tonight are Dunkin Donuts Regular Blend and Cafe du Monde’s Coffee & Chicory Blend, plus a wide […]Read more "Blogging From the Grand Midway!"
My laptop is repaired and I expect to be blogging periodically tonight from Windber’s Grand Midway Hotel’s Shangri-La Coffee Lounge (5-11, EST). Been out of touch too long!Read more "Back in the Game…"
My laptop went down unexpectedly Thursday evening. What with the Easter weekend, it still hasn’t been repaired–but expect to hear the news (what’s required to get it functional) in next couple hours. Hope to be blogging again by midweek. Right now just using local library computer. Bear with me, dear readers/followers!Read more "Laptop Down for repairs"
Exploding into view after the epic bloodletting savagery of World War II, the dark and dangerous genre known as Film Noir reached a new height with 1947’s KISS OF DEATH. In possibly his best performance of a quite capable career, Victor Mature stars as a career criminal who ends up in jail when arrested for […]Read more "FILM REVIEW: KISS OF DEATH"
It’s hard to argue with the ghost of a true film legend, and I’m not even about to try today! Charlie Chaplin declared THE GOLD RUSH was his best overall film (in addition to starring, he directed, wrote and edited it), and the one he was most proud of. It is indeed a splendid work […]Read more "Film Review: THE GOLD RUSH (1925)"
Two of my stories (one horror, one Science Fiction) and a horrific poem are either out or just about to be released. My horror poem “Upon Encountering Your Ghost” is reprinted in issue 29 of the print magazine NIGHT TO DAWN, dated April but out already. Get info or order at bloodredshadow.com. You can also […]Read more "2 Stories, a Poem Coming in April"
The first film version of DON QUOXOTE in the era of the talkies, G. W. Pabst’s multinational, multi-language, 1933 movie was an eccentric effort, indeed. It was, for its time, a big-budget affair burdened by an ever-changing script (reportedly rewritten on the fly, even as the thing was being shot–undoubtedly the reason that the film’s […]Read more "REVIEW OF PABST’S “DON QUIXOTE”"