Sep
17
2014

http://theblackmaria.org/2014/09/17/two-ransoms-worth-paying/

Wade Sheeler tries to determine if there are Two RANSOMS Worth Paying! This Warner Archive Classic will make it a tough decision! http://theblackmaria.org/2014/09/17/two-ransoms-worth-paying/


Two RANSOMS Worth Paying

emakes are not always going to be weaker than the originals; and just as well, originals are not always superior. A case in point is Ransom! the 1956 crime thriller about a wealthy, high profile …

Sep
12
2014

http://theblackmaria.org/2014/09/12/black-maria-minutes-for-9-12-14/

"Let me out of here! Get me the hell out of here!" It’s The Black Maria Minutes for 9.12.14 http://theblackmaria.org/2014/09/12/black-maria-minutes-for-9-12-14/


Black Maria Minutes for 9.12.14

Welcome back, Cinemaniacs. As summer winds down, and the temperatures do just the opposite, let’s look at some some ways to stay cool this week: Want to feel old? Then check this out: Young Frankenstein is …

Sep
11
2014

http://theblackmaria.org/2014/09/11/the-methodical-balanced-and-explosive-the-man-from-laramie-1955/

Our Wade Sheeler checks out The Methodical, Balanced and Explosive THE MAN FROM LARAMIE (1955) from Anthony Mann http://theblackmaria.org/2014/09/11/the-methodical-balanced-and-explosive-the-man-from-laramie-1955/


The Methodical, Balanced and Explosive THE MAN FROM LARAMIE (1955)

Majestic, epic in visual scope, complex and meditative, The Man From Laramie is probably Anthony Mann’s most mature and reserved western. That’s not to say it doesn’t offer up the director’s signature action, unpredictable violence …

Sep
9
2014

http://theblackmaria.org/2014/09/09/tiff-2014-filmmaker-javier-fuentes-leons-the-vanished-elephant-enjoys-its-world-premiere/

Our Wade Sheeler chats with award winning filmmaker Javier Fuentes Leon at TIFF: 2014 {http://theblackmaria.org/2014/09/09/tiff-2014-filmmaker-javier-fuentes-leons-the-vanished-elephant-enjoys-its-world-premiere/


TIFF 2014: Filmmaker Javier Fuentes Leon’s THE VANISHED ELEPHANT enjoys its World Premiere

avier Fuentes‐León is quite the anomaly. This isn’t a dramatic statement, it’s fact. He is one of very few filmmakers, hailing from Peru, who calls Lima and Los Angeles home. His first feature, Undertow, was …

Sep
2
2014

http://theblackmaria.org/2014/09/02/cockeyed-politics-and-the-whole-kitchen-sink-a-riveting-trial-1955/

Cockeyed Politics and the Whole Kitchen Sink: A Riveting TRIAL (1955) http://theblackmaria.org/2014/09/02/cockeyed-politics-and-the-whole-kitchen-sink-a-riveting-trial-1955/


Cockeyed Politics and the Whole Kitchen Sink: A Riveting TRIAL (1955)

By 1955, the House Un-American Activities Committee was viewed with a more critical eye by the rest of the country. Previously, it had been a polarizing body, striking fear in the hearts of all Americans for …

Aug
29
2014

http://theblackmaria.org/2014/08/29/black-maria-minutes-for-8-29-14/

It’s Friday! Find out what we’re talking about on the Black Maria Minutes for 8.29.14 http://theblackmaria.org/2014/08/29/black-maria-minutes-for-8-29-14/


Black Maria Minutes for 8.29.14

Welcome once again to our weekly round up of worthy film news and notes! We’re approaching Labor Day Weekend, which for most folks means a long weekend, and is generally considered the “unofficial” end of …

Aug
22
2014

http://theblackmaria.org/2014/08/22/black-maria-minutes-for-8-22-14/

A long lost Orson Welles film? Every Hitchcock cameo? Sounds like a great Black Maria Minutes for 8.22.14 http://theblackmaria.org/2014/08/22/black-maria-minutes-for-8-22-14/


Black Maria Minutes for 8.22.14

Another weekly round-up from your favorite filmaniacs here at Black Maria. This week offered an abundance; a plethora of news items as wide-ranging as the skies over a John Ford western. Let’s get into it: Other …

Aug
20
2014

http://theblackmaria.org/2014/08/20/an-unexpected-and-violent-saturday-1955/

Wade Sheeler discovers An Unexpected and VIOLENT SATURDAY (1955) http://theblackmaria.org/2014/08/20/an-unexpected-and-violent-saturday-1955/


An Unexpected and VIOLENT SATURDAY (1955)

Tawdry, lurid, and angst-ridden, Richard Fleischer’s taut and titillating melodrama, Violent Saturday, plumbs the depths of post World War depravity and displays it in full, much like some of the better 1950s soap operas. Beautiful sun-soaked …

Aug
14
2014

Check out Wade Sheeler’s secret…Small Time Actor: Mark Sheeler in Hollywood http://theblackmaria.org/2014/08/14/small-time-actor-mark-sheeler-in-hollywood/


Small Time Actor: Mark Sheeler in Hollywood

The road to Hollywood is strewn with has-beens and “woulda-coulda” beens. The joke that if you want to find an actor, just hold out a sandwich on Hollywood Blvd and it’s the first 20 who take …

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Aug
8
2014

You can’t escape the Black Maria Minutes for the Week 8.8.14 http://bit.ly/1uwD4Xb


Black Maria Minutes for the Week 8.8.14

Another week bites the dust! (Sorry, seeing WE WILL ROCK YOU, the Queen Musical tomorrow and the Black Maria’s got the band on the brain). Let’s see what rocked us this week: The much loved Young …

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