The Myth of Macho: Alan Arkin – CraveOnline


In The Realm of Perfection review


McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

In 1984, John McEnroe played 85 tennis matches and lost only three. That’s basically perfect.

John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

Novichok poisoning timeline: Q&A | UK news | The Guardian

Putin Has Finally Reincarnated the KGB – Foreign Policy

Every Tom Cruise Movie Performance, Ranked

Not many modern rom-coms could play toward his strengths — that practiced allure, the charming opportunism behind his easy-but-calculated smile, and the distinct impression that he’s holding something back.

It’s for precisely this reason why Cruise never feels like a truly capable romantic lead: There’s something practiced, even unnatural about his charisma, like a mask being worn.

Summer Under The Stars

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Fresh takes on retro pop culture

Once upon a screen...

...a classic film and TV blog


Being a blog for the observations of actor, author, comedian, critic, director, humorist, journalist, master of ceremonies, performance artist, playwright, producer, publicist, public speaker, songwriter, and variety booker Trav S.D.

Joseph Cotten & Teresa Wright Appreciation

Blog appreciating the films of Joseph Cotten and Teresa Wright including Shadow of a Doubt

50 Westerns From The 50s.

Riding the long, dusty trail through 50s Westerns.

Dan Duryea Appreciation

Appreciation of the actor Dan Duryea

Ian Bannen Tribute Page

A tribute to the Scottish actor

The Tinseltown Twins

Two Film Buffs Are Better Than One

Only a Bloody Blog

One Mans Quest To Watch As Many Michael Caine Films As Possible

Matt Phillips' website about '80s music, movies and more

What I'm reading

the books I've read

Tribute to Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Tribute to one of my favorite actors and a timeless and elegant man. Fan site online since 1998.

Stephen Boyd Blog

Belfast-born Hollywood and International Star from 1950-1970's Fan Tribute Page

Madame Vintage

My Ideas in the Midst of Living

The Mystery of Alan Ladd

Tribute to one of the most popular actors of the 1940's

So few critics, so many poets

"If you think it is so easy to be a critic, so difficult to be a poet or a painter or film experimenter, may I suggest you try both? You may discover why there are so few critics, so many poets." - Pauline Kael

Caves of Altamira

musings on culture