[PW] Overlooked A/V: the new links: Films, Television, Radio and More: reviews, interviews, essays and more

Todd Mason foxbrick at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 16 06:15:58 PDT 2016

The weekly roundup of reviews, interviews, and other citations of (often, though not always) underappreciated examples of the dramatic and related arts. 


Anne Billson: City of Angels (and contemporary 1998 releases/re-releases)

Anonymous: Greed; The Sessions; Private Hell 36 

Bhob Stewart: "Oktapodi"

The Big Broadcast: 12 June 2016:
7 p.m. Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
“The Stock-In-Trade Matter” (CBS, Original airdate June 4 1961)
7:30 p.m. Tribute to Ed Walker and Remembering D-Day
8 p.m. Gunsmoke
“The Margin”, episode 272 (CBS, AFRS version, Original airdate September 15, 1957)
8:30 p.m. Burns & Allen
"George wants out of broadcasting” (NBC, Original airdate October 28, 1940)
9 p.m. Dragnet
“The Big Handsome Bandit", episode #265/268 (NBC, Original airdate October 5, 1954)
9:30 p.m. Jack Benny Show
“Beverly Hills Tour” (CBS origination, AFRTS rebroadcast, Original airdate September 11, 1949)
10 p.m. Lux Radio Theater
“All My Sons” (NBC, Original airdate May 1, 1950)

Bill Crider: Northmen: A Viking Saga [trailer]

B. V. Lawson: Media Murder

Col/Colman: April a/v capsule reviews

Comedy Film Nerds: Mike Schmidt; Pop Star "spoiler" discussion with Diana Rojek; Jensen Karp

Cullen Gallagher: Good Day for a Hanging

Cult TV: The Avengers: "Please Don't Feed the Animals"

Dan Stumpf: Shack Out on 101; Devil and the Deep

David Cramner: Daredevil, season one

David Vineyard: Lisa; John Goldfarb, Please Come Home; You Know What Sailors Are?

Dean Treadway: underrated films of 1986

Elgin Bleecker: The Big Combo and the end of film noir

Elizabeth Foxwell: Disney's Wonderful World: "The Kids Who Knew Too Much" (from Nicolas Blake's The Whisper in the Gloom)

Eric Hillis: The Girl King

George Kelley: High-Rise; A Bigger Splash

"Gilligan Newton-John": Fall Preview, 1989 US tv season; television news

How Did This Get Made?: The Boy Next Door

Iba Dawson: Kino's "educational" video packages

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.: Stations West; The Seas Beneath; Basil Rathbone on radio

Jack Seabrook: Alfred Hitchcock Presents: "The Crocodile Case"

Jackie Kashian: Laura House

Jackie Kashian and Laurie Kilmartin: The Jackie and Laurie Show

Jacqueline T. Lynch: No Down Payment

Jake Hinkson: The Black Cat (1934 Karloff/Lugosi film)

James Clark: Everybody Wants Some

James Reasoner: Club Havana

Janet Varney: Dave Hill

Jerry House: Back Stage (Buster Keaton short); Ellen Degeneres on procrastination

John Grant: The Letter (1929 film); Painted Faces; The List 

Jonathan Lewis: To Live and Die in L.A.; The Invisible Menace; Five Guns West

K. A. Laity: Upstart Crow

Karen Hannsberry: Desperate

Kelly Robinson: The Nail in the Boot

Ken Levine: UMatic and other VCRs

Kliph Nesteroff: Red Buttons

Kristina Dijan: The 400 Blows; Shoot the Piano Player; Jules et Jim; Les Cousins; Le Beau Serge; Stranger on the Third Floor; The True Story of Lynn Stuart 

Laura G.: This Way Please; My Foolish Heart; Father of the Bride (1950 film); Lady Gangster; I Was Framed; William Lundigan 

Lesley Gaspar: Joseph Cotton

Lindsey: Another Face; Slightly Dangerous; Music in My Heart

Lucy Brown: The Village

Martin Edwards: The Teckman Mystery; Bodies from the Library

Marty McKee: Unmasking the Idol; Heist; Made Men

Michael Shonk: George Sanders Mystery Theater (aka Mystery Writers Theater) (and the abortive Craig Rice Theater)

Mildred Perkins: Dance of the Dead

Mitchell Hadley: Sesame Street's "Monsterpiece Theater"; "A Short Vision";  TV Guide, 9 June 1956

Noel Vera: The Trial of Andres Bonifacio; The Witch

Patricia Abbott: Take Shelter

Patricia Nolan-Hall: The Winslow Boy

Paul D. Brazill: Television World Theatre: "The Government Inspector" (from the Gogol story)

Rachel Stecher: Period of Adjustment; Lady in Cement

Rick: Revenge of the Creature; The Creature from the Black Lagoon; The Ballad of Andy Crocker

Rod Lott: Director's Commentary: Terror of Frankenstein; The Funhouse Massacre; Fists of Steel; R.O.T.O.R.

Ruth Kerr: Reel Infatuation blogathon; Rio Bravo

Salome Wilde: Gilda

Scott A. Cupp: Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-a-Rama

Sergio Angelini: The Clue of the Silver Key

Stacie Ponder: The Attic

Stacia Jones: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Stephen Bowie: The Invaders

Steve Lewis: Once a Thief (1965 film); Isle of Missing Men

TV Obscurities: The Loner; Nielsen Bottom 10 tv shows, 30 November-6 December 1987

Victoria Loomes: Monster

Vienna: Ida Lupino, director; Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Yvette Banek: Grace and Frankie

--Todd Maason
Sweet Freedom: Underappreciated Music: May 2016
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