Monthly Archives: January 2014

Movie Beat – 01.31.14

12 O’clock Boys – They call them 12 O’clock boys because they ride their bikes straight up in the air. They are a gang of kids, running wild on the streets of Baltimore, where the police are hamstrung by a … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – January 29, 1968

“I went hat in hand to the money guys for years. Just couldn’t do it anymore. Decided to write smaller stories and never looked back.” –Edward Burns

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Born On This Day – January 28, 1892

“I let the audience use their imaginations. Can I help it if they misconstrue my suggestions?” –Ernest Lubitsch

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Movie Beat – 01.24.14

24 Exposures – Billy (Adam Wingard) has carved out a niche for himself by staging gruesome murders of beautiful women and photographing them. Naturally, this stirs a sexual attraction in him, I wonder what Freud would have to say about … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – January 23, 1974

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Born On This Day – January 23, 1898

“The hieroglyphic language of the cinema is capable of expressing any concept, any idea of class, any political or tactical slogan, without recourse to the help of a rather suspect dramatic or psychological past.” –Sergei Eisenstein

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Born On This Day – January 22, 1953

“It’s all so . . . independent. I’m so sick of that word. I reach for my revolver when I hear the word ‘quirky.’ Or ‘edgy.’ Those words are now becoming labels that are slapped on products to sell them. … Continue reading

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