Friday, August 30, 2013

Plaza Classic Film Festival Retrospective

2009
2009 Plaza Classic Film Festival: An Introduction
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Personal Reflections

2010
2010 Plaza Classic Film Festival: Opening Thoughts
2010 Plaza Classic Film Festival: Conclusions


2012
2012 Plaza Classic Film Festival Preview
2012 Plaza Classic Film Festival: Eva Marie Saint
2012 Plaza Classic Film Festival: Jackey Raye Nyman Remembers Manos: The Hands of Fate
2012 Plaza Classic Film Festival: Mary Badham
2012 Plaza Classic Film Festival: Tippi Hedren

2013
2013 Plaza Classic Film Festival: Opening Thoughts
2013 Plaza Classic Film Festival: Conclusions
2013 Plaza Classic Film Festival: Thoughts on Ben-Hur


2014
2014 Plaza Classic Film Festival Preview
2014 Plaza Classic Film Festival: Day Two Overview
2014 Plaza Classic Film Festival: Day Four Overview
2014 Plaza Classic Film Festival: Day Seven Overview
2014 Plaza Classic Film Festival: Day Ten Overview
2014 Plaza Classic Film Festival: Day Eleven Overview

2015

2015 Plaza Classic Film Festival: Some Thoughts

2017

2017 Plaza Classic Film Festival Preview
2017 Plaza Classic Film Festival Conclusions

2019

2019 Plaza Classic Film Festival: An Introduction


Plaza Classic Film Festival Films Catalog

2009 Plaza Classic Film Festival Films

Gone With the Wind
It Happened One Night
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Some Like It Hot
The Terminator
Vertigo

2010 Plaza Classic Film Festival Films

Howl's Moving Castle
Leave Her to Heaven
Metropolis (1927)
Safety Last!

2011 Plaza Classic Film Festival Films

Planet of the Apes (1968)

2012 Plaza Classic Film Festival Films

Manos: The Hands of Fate
Midway (1976)
On the Waterfront

2013 Plaza Classic Film Festival Films

Ben-Hur (1959)
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Goodfellas
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Thief of Bagdad (1924)

2014 Plaza Classic Film Festival Films

12 Angry Men
El Bolero de Raquel
Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin
A Hard Day's Night
The Women


2015 Plaza Classic Film Festival Films

The Deer Hunter

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Politics Of...Series

The Politics Of...An Introduction

The Politics Of...The Blind Side

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

The Politics Of...High Noon

The Politics Of...Mission to Moscow

The Politics Of...The North Star

The Politics Of...Rocky IV

The Politics Of...Spartacus

The Politics Of...Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

The Politics Of...The Ten Commandments

The Politics Of...Trumbo



Monday, August 26, 2013

Ruminations


Thoughts on the NBA in China

Thoughts on Martin Scorsese vs. The MCU

Thoughts on WWE in El Paso 2019

Thoughts on Gillette's We Believe: The Best We Can Be Ad

Thoughts on Rick's Texan Reviews' Tenth Anniversary

Summer Under the Stars 2018: Doris Day and Rock Hudson Films: An Introduction

Thoughts on Chris Hardwick

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



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




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

Updates

Impressions of Paris 2010

Impressions of London 2010

Brandon Routh Dismissed As Superman

John Mayer



Brief Thoughts on Remakes, Re-Imaginings and Reboots

Mission Statement

Fade In: 1st Post

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Shakespeare On Film

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

Antony and Cleopatra (1972)

AS YOU LIKE IT

As You Like It (1936)
As You Like It (2006)

CORIOLANUS


CYMBELINE


HAMLET

The Bad Sleep Well
Hamlet (1964)
Hamlet (1990)
Hamlet (1996)
Hamlet (2000)
The Lion King
Richard Burton's Hamlet
Strange Brew

HENRY IV PART I

My Own Private Idaho

HENRY V

Henry V (1944)
Henry V (1989)

JULIUS CAESAR

Julius Caesar (1953)

KING LEAR

King Lear (1971)
RAN
A Thousand Acres

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST

Love's Labour's Lost (2000)

MACBETH

Macbeth (1948)
Macbeth (1971)
Macbeth (2017)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

The Merchant of Venice (2004)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

A Caribbean Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Much Ado About Nothing (2012)

OTHELLO

O (2001)
Othello (1922)
Othello (1995)

RICHARD III

Richard III (1955)
Richard III (1995)

ROMEO AND JULIET

Gnomeo & Juliet
Romanoff and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Romeo + Juliet (1996)

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

10 Things I Hate About You
Kiss Me Kate
The Taming of the Shrew (1929)
The Taming of the Shrew (1967)

THE TEMPEST

Forbidden Planet
Prospero's Books

TITUS ANDRONICUS

Titus

TWELFTH NIGHT

She's the Man

SHAKESPEARE COMPILATIONS & RELATED FILMS

The Hollow Crown 
Filming "Othello"
Ophelia
Theater of Blood

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sherlock Holmes Retrospective

FILM ADAPTATIONS 
(RATHBONE SERIES)
CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes and The Voice of Terror
Sherlock Holmes and The Secret Weapon
Sherlock Holmes in Washington
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death
The Spider Woman
The Scarlet Claw
The Pearl of Death
The House of Fear
The Woman in Green
Pursuit to Algiers
Terror By Night
Dressed to Kill

FILM ADAPTATIONS 
(NON-RATHBONE SERIES)

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother
The Great Mouse Detective
Holmes & Watson
Mr. Holmes
Murder By Decree
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
Sherlock Holmes (1916)
Sherlock Holmes (1922)
They Might Be Giants
Without A Clue
Young Sherlock Holmes

TELEVISION ADAPTATIONS: SERIES

Sherlock Holmes (Granada)

TELEVISION ADAPTATIONS: SPECIALS

The Crucifer of Blood
Enola Holmes
Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Silk Stalking
Young Sherlock: Mystery of the Manor House

SHERLOCK HOLMES
RELATED ESSAYS