From stage to screen

September 3, 2022 markvoger 0

Broadway musical adaptations With the eye-popping 2021 remake of “West Side Story” from director Steven Spielberg, and the ongoing Broadway revival of “Funny Girl” starring […]

Elvis movies

September 2, 2022 markvoger 0

‘The King’ on the screen Who could do Elvis Presley better than Elvis Presley? Well, they keep tryin’. Witness Baz Lurhmann‘s “Elvis,” with Austin Butler […]

The Fleischer influence

April 17, 2022 markvoger 0

Innovations in animation Just watching a Fleischer Studios animated short — such as the ’30s-’40s Popeye, Betty Boop and Superman cartoons — one senses that […]

‘The Capture’ (1950)

February 13, 2022 markvoger 0

Odd genre marriage: Western noir ‘The Capture: Special Edition’ The Film Detective $24.95 (Blu-ray), $19.95 (DVD) 91 minutes plus special features Not rated By Mark […]

Femme fatales

January 7, 2022 markvoger 0

Cinematic sirens’ cunning charm Yeah, it’s a little bit sexist, but don’t let that stop you from immersing yourself in an often rewarding sub-genre of […]

Sam Sherman remembers

August 14, 2021 markvoger 0

Memoir of a movie maker — and movie lover ‘When Dracula Met Frankenstein’ by Sam Sherman Edited by Tim Ferrante Murania Press 377 pages, $29.95 […]

‘Flight to Mars’ (1951)

August 14, 2021 markvoger 0

High heels and microskirts ‘Flight to Mars’ (1951) The Film Detective $24.95 (Blu-ray), $19.95 (DVD) 72 minutes plus special features Not rated By Mark Voger, […]

‘Blow-Up’ (1966)

July 13, 2021 markvoger 0

Antonioni: Stranger in a strange land By Mark Voger, author “Groovy: When Flower Power Bloomed in Pop Culture”   Rock ‘n’ rollers recall Michelangelo Antonio‘s […]

Beach movies

July 1, 2021 markvoger 0

Catch a cinematic wave 2020 was The Summer That Wasn’t. 2021 is shaping up differently. I’m cautiously optimistic that maybe — if we don’t go […]

‘Gidget’ (1959)

June 16, 2021 markvoger 0

Beach-movie genre’s big bang What was the first “beach party” movie? The answer depends on semantics. Are you talking about a film series or a […]

Foodie movies

May 30, 2021 markvoger 0

A delectable selection of films I can’t speak for you, but a lot of times, watching movies or TV shows about food makes me wanna […]