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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Aug
7
2014

Though we need it - SOUL POWER - Though we want it - SOUL POWER - GET ON UP, Get Into It, and Get Involved http://bit.ly/1pew4xv


GET ON UP, Get Into It, and Get Involved

By Wade Sheeler There’s a moment midway through Get On Up that defines the movie and sums up its skillful storytelling. Several black boys have been blindfolded, one hand tied behind their backs, painted numbers across …

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Aug
1
2014

Why Is Jane Fonda staring at you today? Check out our Black Maria Minutes for the Week 8.1.14 to find out! http://bit.ly/1uQmpSp


Black Maria Minutes for the Week 8.1.14

TGIF gang! And here at The Black Maria, that means The Glory In Film! We’ve got a whole bunch of news that’s both in the headlines and buried in the back pages! Let’s check it all out: First …

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Jul
29
2014

AT WAR WITH THE ARMY (1950) and my wife http://bit.ly/1rCpD6e


AT WAR WITH THE ARMY (1950) and my wife

My wife wants me to go easy on At War With the Army. I don’t like the film. It’s based on a stage play, and its roots show too well. Almost all action happens exclusively …

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Jul
25
2014

Check back in with our Black Maria Minutes for the Week 7.25.14 http://theblackmaria.org/2014/07/25/black-maria-minutes-for-the-week-7-25-14/


Black Maria Minutes for the Week 7.25.14

Summertime is flying by, so hopefully you’re all getting out there and enjoying all that your area has to offer. Whether it’s a classic film in a theatre, an outdoor screening with the neighborhood, or …

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Jul
18
2014

Check out this week’s round up! Black Maria Minutes for the Week: 7.18.14 http://theblackmaria.org/2014/07/18/black-maria-minutes-for-the-week-7-18-14/


Black Maria Minutes for the Week: 7.18.14

Happy Friday Film Fans! A lot of various and wide ranging news this week -so thankfully we here at The Black Maria are able to disseminate it all for you. Check it: Emmy and Tony Winner …

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Jul
16
2014

Wade Sheeler investigates Acceptance, Forgiveness and Love: The simple charms of BROADWAY DANNY ROSE (1984) http://theblackmaria.org/2014/07/16/acceptance-forgiveness-and-love-the-simple-charms-of-broadway-danny-rose-1984/


Acceptance, Forgiveness and Love: The simple charms of BROADWAY DANNY ROSE (1984)

During the early 1980s, Woody Allen was having a particularly fertile period. In the late ’70s, after hitting it out of the park with Annie Hall, forever cementing himself in the pantheon of romantic comedy …

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Jul
11
2014

It may be our Birthday, but you get the presents! Find out how in our Black Maria Minutes for the Week: 7.11.14 http://theblackmaria.org/2014/07/11/black-maria-minutes-for-the-week-7-11-14/


Black Maria Minutes for the Week: 7.11.14

This has been a stupendous week for the Black Maria! Breaking News was announced that we turn 1 year old this month! Scroll down to the bottom to see how you can win one of five Criterion Collection …

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