Tuesday, January 31, 2012

100 Years of Olympic Films

100 Years of Olympic Films: An Introduction

1912 Summer Games 
(Stockholm, Sweden)

1924 Winter Games 
(Chamonix, France)

1924 Summer Games 
(Paris, France)

1928 Winter Games 
(St. Moritz, Switzerland)

The White Stadium

1928 Summer Games 
The Netherlands)

The IX Olympiad in Amsterdam

The Olympic Games, Amsterdam 1928

1936 Winter Games 
(Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany)

Youth of the World

1936 Summer Games 
(Berlin, Germany)

Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations

Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty

1948 Winter Games 
(St. Moritz, Switzerland)

Fight Without Hate

1948 Summer Games 
(London, United Kingdom)

XIV Olympiad: The Glory of Sport

1952 Winter Games 
(Oslo, Norway)

The VI Olympic Winter Games, Oslo 1952

1952 Summer Games 
(Helsinki, Finland)

Where the World Meets

Gold and Glory

Memories of the Olympic Summer of 1952

1956 Winter Games 
(Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy)

White Vertigo

1956 Summer Games 
(Melbourne, Australia*)

Olympic Games, 1956

The Melbourne Rendezvous

Alain Mimoun

The Horse in Focus

1960 Winter Games 
(Squaw Valley, United States)

People, Hopes, Medals

1960 Summer Games 
(Rome, Italy)

The Grand Olympics

1964 Winter Games 
(Innsbruck, Austria)

IX Olympic Winter Games, Innsbruck 1964

1964 Summer Games 
(Tokyo, Japan)

Tokyo Olympiad

Sensation of the Century

1968 Winter Games 
(Grenoble, France)

13 Days in France

Snows of Grenoble

1968 Summer Games 
(Mexico City, Mexico)

The Olympics in Mexico

1972 Winter Games 
(Sapporo, Japan)

Sapporo Winter Olympics

1972 Summer Games 
(Munich, Germany)

Visions of Eight

1976 Winter Games 
(Innsbruck, Austria)

White Rock

1976 Summer Games 
(Montreal, Canada)

Games of the XXI Olympiad

1980 Winter Games 
(Lake Placid, United States)

Olympic Spirit

1980 Summer Games 
(Moscow, Soviet Union**)

O Sport, You Are Peace!

1984 Winter Games 
(Sarajevo, Yugoslavia**)

A Turning Point

1984 Summer Games 
(Los Angeles, United States)

16 Days of Glory

1988 Winter Games 
(Calgary, Canada)

Calgary '88: 16 Days of Glory

1988 Summer Games 
(Seoul, South Korea)

Seoul 1988

Hand in Hand

Beyond All Barriers

1992 Winter Games 
(Albertville, France)

One Light, One World

1992 Summer Games 
(Barcelona, Spain)


1994 Winter Games 
(Lillehammer, Norway)

Lillehammer '94: 16 Days of Glory

1996 Summer Games 
(Atlanta, United States)

Atlanta's Olympic Glory

1998 Winter Games 
(Nagano, Japan)

Nagano '98 Olympics: Stories of Honor and Glory

Olympic Glory

2000 Summer Games 
(Sydney, Australia)

Sydney 2000: Tales of Olympic Glory

2002 Winter Games 
(Salt Lake City, United States)

Salt Lake City 2002: Bud Greenspan's Stories of Olympic Glory

2004 Summer Games 
(Athens, Greece)

Bud Greenspan's Athens 2004: Stories of Olympic Glory

2006 Winter Games 
(Turin, Italy)

Bud Greenspan's Torino 2006: Stories of Olympic Glory

2008 Summer Games 
(Beijing, China)

The Everlasting Flame

2010 Winter Games 
(Vancouver, Canada)

Bud Greenspan Presents Vancouver 2010: Stories of Olympic Glory

2012 Summer Games 
(London, United Kingdom)


100 Years of Olympic Films: The Conclusions

*The 1956 equestrian events were held in Stockholm.
**These states no longer exist: Moscow is now in Russia, Sarajevo is now in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Alfred Hitchcock Films

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

The 39 Steps

The Lady Vanishes


Foreign Correspondent

Mr. & Mrs. Smith



Shadow of a Doubt




The Paradine Case


Under Capricorn

Stage Fright

Strangers on a Train

I Confess

Dial M For Murder

Rear Window

To Catch a Thief

The Trouble With Harry

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

The Wrong Man


North By Northwest


The Birds


Torn Curtain



Family Plot

Alfred Hitchcock: Personal Reflections

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Comic Book Adaptations Retrospective

  1. Batman: An Introduction
  2. Batman (1966)
  3. Batman (1989)
  4. Batman Returns
  5. Batman Forever
  6. Batman & Robin
  7. Batman Begins
  8. The Dark Knight
  9. The Dark Knight Rises
  10. Conclusions on Batman
  11. Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice
  12. Justice League

  1. Spider-Man: An Introduction
  2. Spider-Man
  3. Spider-Man 2
  4. Spider-Man 3
  5. The Amazing Spider-Man
  6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  7. Conclusions on Spider-Man
  8. Spider-Man: Homecoming

  1. Superman: An Introduction
  2. Superman & The Mole Men
  3. Supeman: The Movie
  4. Superman II
  5. Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut
  6. Superman III
  7. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
  8. Supergirl
  9. Superman Returns
  10. Man of Steel
  11. Conclusions on Superman
  12. Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice
  13. Justice League

  1. X-Men: An Introduction
  2. X-Men
  3. X2: X-Men United
  4. X-Men 3: The Last Stand
  5. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  6. X-Men: First Class
  7. The Wolverine
  8. Conclusions on X-Men
  9. X-Men: First Class: A Second Look
  10. X-Men: Days of Future Past
  11. X-Men: Apocalypse
  12. Logan


Avengers, The
Avengers, The: Age of Ultron
Black Panther
Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: Civil War
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Iron-Man 2
Iron-Man 3
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Thor: The Dark World


Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Justice League
Man of Steel
Suicide Squad
Wonder Woman


Green Lantern
Supergirl (1984)


Cowboys & Aliens
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
Howard the Duck
Last Airbender, The
I, Frankenstein
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

Ten Best Comic Book Casting
Ten Worst Comic Book Casting

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Great Directors

January 2011: D.W. Griffith

February 2011: Werner Herzog

March 2011: Akira Kurosawa

April 2011: Frank Capra

May 2011: Cecil B. DeMille

June 2011: Federico Fellini

July 2011: Orson Welles

August 2011: David Lean

September 2011: John Ford

October 2011: Satyajit Ray

November 2011: Martin Scorsese

December 2011: Alfred Hitchcock

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

James Bond Retrospectives

James Bond Retrospective: An Introduction

James Bond Film Reviews
James Bond Films: A Primer
James Bond Films: The Ten Best
James Bond Films: The Ten Worst
James Bond Films: The Complete Rankings

Bond Girls: The Ten Best
Bond Girls: The Ten Worst
Bond Girls: The Complete Rankings 

Bond Songs: The Ten Best
Bond Songs: The Ten Worst
Bond Songs: The Complete Rankings

Bond Villains: The Ten Best
Bond Villains: The Ten Worst
Bond Villains: The Complete Rankings

Bond Henchmen: The Ten Best
Bond Henchmen: The Ten Worst
Bond Henchmen: The Complete Rankings

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Politics Of...Series

The Politics Of...An Introduction

The Politics Of...Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

The Politics Of...High Noon

The Politics Of...Mission to Moscow

The Politics Of...Spartacus

The Politics Of...The Ten Commandments

The Politics Of...Trumbo

Friday, January 6, 2012


Letter to a Young Critic: Advice to Future Reviewers/Critics

Thoughts on the 13th Doctor

Thoughts on the 2017 Emmy Awards

Summer Under the Stars 2017: Personal Reflections on John Wayne in The Searchers

Summer Under the Stars 2017: A Preview

Thoughts on 2017 Golden Globes

Thoughts on Baby, It's Cold Outside: Millennial Version

The Politics Of...An Introduction

Superman on Supergirl: Some Thoughts

Summer Under the Stars 2016: Some Thoughts on Roddy McDowall

Thoughts on Being A Christian

Thoughts on #OscarsSoWhite 2015

2015 Academy Awards: Some Thoughts

On Eddie Redmayne's 'Acts of Charity' (Or, Eddie Redmayne's Oscar Campaign via Good Press)

The Worst of 2015

The Best of 2015

First Impressions of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Avengers: A Second Look

Spider-Man 2: A Second Look

X-Men: First Class: A Second Look

On Tollywood/Bollywood Recommendations

Why I Don't Like Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything

2014: Some Odds and Bitter Ends

The Best of 2014

The Worst of 2014

Sherlock, Elementary, and Sherlock Holmes: A Comparison

The Interview: Some Observations

DISH vs. Turner: Some Thoughts

On Sherlock vs. Elementary Shippers Part II

El Paso Symphony Orchestra September 2014

2014 Kennedy Center Honorees: Some Thoughts

World War I Blogathon

Chris Hardwick and The Nerdist: A Fraud

My Future Legends: 8 Actors/Actresses Who Will Have Great Success

My Five Worst Bollywood/Tollywood Musical Numbers

My Five Best Bollywood/Tollywood Musical Numbers

The Ten Best Comic Book Castings

The Ten Worst Comic Book Castings

Is Gone With the Wind a "KKK Recruitment Film?" Cody Decker's Allegations and My Response

Madam Secretary as Hillary Clinton Campaign Ad: Some Thoughts

On Sherlock vs. Elementary Shippers

Alone Yet Not Alone: Thoughts on the Rescinding of Its Best Original Song Nomination

Ben-Hur: Comparisons of 1925, 1959, 2010 Versions

2013: Some Odds and Bitter Ends

2013: The Worst So Far

2013: The Best So Far

2012: The Worst So Far

2012: The Best So Far

The Burning Questions of 2013

Joan Fontaine & Olivia de Havilland: The Eternal Feud Ends

Seth MacFarlane's We Saw Your Boobs Academy Award Opening Number

4th Anniversary of Rick's Cafe Texan

85th Annual Academy Award Predictions

85th Annual Academy Award Nominations

Kennedy Center Honors Vs. Hispanics Part II

On River Song Being Better Than A Doctor Who Companion

Charlie Sheen Vs. Angus T. Jones

On A Potential Madame Vastra Spin-Off From Doctor Who Series

On the Kevin Clash Sex Scandal

On George Lucas Selling Lucasfilms to Disney

On Malala Yousafzai

Kennedy Center Honors Vs. Hispanics

On the Best John Watson

Hispanic Vs. Gay Representation on Television

2012 Kennedy Center Honorees

Five Things Killing Doctor Who: Number 1: Steven Moffat

Five Things Killing Doctor Who: Number 2: Matt Smith

Five Things Killing Doctor Who: Number 3: River Song

Five Things Killing Doctor Who: Number 4: NuWho Fans

Five Things Killing Doctor Who: Number 5: Ignoring History

Clint Eastwood at the Republican National Convention

Marilyn Monroe: A 50th Anniversary Retrospective

Manos: The Hands of Fate: The Restoration

Benedict Cumberbatch: The Best Sherlock Holmes EVER?

Keith Olbermann Fired From Current TV

Shame and Pornography

The Arab Spring

On How to Fix the Academy Awards

The Rosie Show Cancellation

The Lone Ranger Restarts Filming

Rick's Cafe Texan: A Third Year Anniversary Celebration

84th Annual Academy Awards Review

The Best of 2011

The Worst of 2011

On Julie Andrews Moments & Bartha Roles

Songs That Should Have Been Nominated, Part II

Songs That Should Have Been Nominated, Part I

Goals for 2012

Thoughts on Natalie Wood's Death

On My Admission To the Online Film Critics Society

The Controversy Over the Phrase "Polish Concentration Camp" from X-Men: First Class

Bryan Singer Reflects on The Failure of Superman Returns

Addendum to Second Anniversary

Rick's Cafe Texan at Two Years Old

Zach Snyder as Director of Superman Reboot Man of Steel

Lindsay Lohan


Impressions of Paris 2010

Impressions of London 2010

Brandon Routh Dismissed As Superman

John Mayer

Tobey Maguire/Sam Raimi Dismissed From Spider-Man 4

Return of Rick's Café Texan

Roman Polanski

Good Actors in Bad Movies

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