A new ongoing series that will spotlight character actors from the 20s through today. Studios used to have stables of…
Screwball comedy and whodunit murder mystery set in the frenzied and murderous world of a 1939 radio station. On the night that the Chicago station goes live on the air, a mysterious voice interrupts, and a series of murders soon follows, each one described by the same sonorous phantom.
Mel Smith's directorial follow up to Tall Guy isn't as funny or as much fun as I remember it being. I could have sworn that when this came out I really enjoyed it.
But now, I just find the hectic pace to be shrill and tiring. The film thinks that characterization can be achieved by shouting, and there is a lack of substance to the whole affair.
An hour into the film I had lost all interest in what was happening, and just let the yelling, banging into doors, slapstick falls, and horrible one liners wash over me.
Some movies are left better as a memory.
- Hard Times
- The Kansas City Massacre
- Harry and Walter Go To New York
- Le trésor de matacumba
- Bound for Glory
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
- Midnight FM
- The Fog
- Pump up the Volume
Films about radio talk shows, call in shows, radio djs. If you have any suggestions let me know! There has…
- American Graffiti
- Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop…
- Citizen Kane
- The Maltese Falcon
Highly subjective list that hasn't much to do with quality. Thank God It's Friday isn't a great film, but I…