Bette Davis Project #10: The Great Lie (1941)

Why The Great Lie wasn’t made in 1933 with Kay Francis is beyond me, because this is so obviously a Kay vehicle that it’s impossible to see it any other way. The fact is, however, that it never could have been a Kay movie: it’s based on a Polan Banks novel from 1936 when both…

Shatnerthon: The William Shatner Blogathon

It’s summertime. Kids play in the streets, a warm breeze rustles the green leaves, bugs invade your home and form powerful alliances with your pets, and it’s time for Shatnerthon: The William Shatner Blogathon. Yes, good friends, I am doing my first blogathon. Fingers crossed and all that. I’m seriously excited about this and, I…

Duel at Diablo (1966)

The fine folks at Movies Unlimited, and their official movie blog Movie Fanfare, very kindly asked me to contribute a guest blog article for them, one I’m proud to re-post here on SBBN. *** Duel at Diablo (1966) is an odd, unique Western, a rare collage of individual desires in a genre that routinely celebrates…