Oct
10
2014

http://theblackmaria.org/2014/10/10/black-maria-minutes-10-10-2014/

We’re feeling a little beat up this week, folks. Here’s The Black Maria Minutes 10.10.2014 http://theblackmaria.org/2014/10/10/black-maria-minutes-10-10-2014/


The Black Maria Minutes 10.10.2014

What a week it’s been, dear readers! Whether it’s been fortuitous or tumultuous for you, and whether or not you take stock in the theory of  ”Mercury in retrograde,” there’s no arguing that a lot …

Oct
8
2014

http://theblackmaria.org/2014/10/08/resurrecting-paul-greengrass-feature-debut/

The unsettling, uncomfortable, haunting debut from Paul Greengrass: RESURRECTED (1989). http://theblackmaria.org/2014/10/08/resurrecting-paul-greengrass-feature-debut/


Resurrecting Paul Greengrass’ Haunting Feature Debut

Resurrected (1989) is not an easy film to watch. If you’re a Brit, it’s probably even more difficult. The aftermath of a confused war (Falklands) has left the citizenry just as clueless. Add to that a …

Oct
7
2014

http://theblackmaria.org/2014/10/07/pursuit-connection-review-code-unknown-incomplete-tale-several-journeys/

Michael Haneke’s CODE UNKNOWN: THE INCOMPLETE TALE OF SEVERAL JOURNEYS proves that sometimes a film needs to be experience, instead of simply watched: Michael Haneke’s CODE UNKNOWN: THE INCOMPLETE TALE OF SEVERAL JOURNEYS proves that sometimes a film needs to be experience, instead of simply watched: http://theblackmaria.org/2014/10/07/pursuit-connection-review-code-unknown-incomplete-tale-several-journeys


Pursuit of Connection: Michael Haneke’s CODE UNKNOWN: THE INCOMPLETE TALE OF SEVERAL JOURNEYS

A little over a week ago, I had the pleasure of attending the 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival. Hidden in the antique stores, microbreweries, and cramped street parking of the city’s East Side, over 100 films were shown …

Sep
19
2014

Classic Hollywood Cocktails

Everyone wants to knock back knickerbockers with Nick and Nora Charles. But. Do you know how to knock back knickerbockers? More to the point, do you even know what a Knickerbocker is? Here are the classic film libations we feel guaranteed to make your weekend truly fabulous.

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 …

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