The Beach Bum
The shaggy dog nature of this film, one that mimics its protagonist’s neverending belief that everything is just gonna be alright, alright becomes almost transcendent.
This must be the only photograph of most of the great hard-boiled crime writers who wrote for Black Mask magazine in the 1930s. In the back row, from left to right, are Raymond J. Moffatt, Raymond Chandler, Herbert Stinson, Dwight Babcock, Eric Taylor and Dashiell Hammett. In the front row, are Arthur Barnes, John K. Butler, W. T. Ballard, Horace McCoy and Norbert Davis.
William F. Nolan wrote novels featuring them as the Black Mask Boys.
The original photograph is online here.
Here's the website of Black Mask Magazine.
Jessica Ritchey on the episodes of The Twilight Zone that she thinks about the most.
This message came to me from a reader named Peter Svensland. He and a fr...
On the eve of its 10th anniversary, a new version of Oliver Stone's Alexander on Blu-ray demands a reappraisal.
An interview with writer/director S. Craig Zahler about his new film, Dragged Across Concrete.