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Boston George: Fame, No Fortune, Lots of Footage

by Don Stradley When George Jung saw Blow, the 2001 film biography of his life starring Johnny Depp, he claimed it made him cry. “It’s like …


James Caan (1940-2022): The Man Who Walked With Giants

James Caan, who died this week at 82, was part of a new wave of young actors who helped define Hollywood in the early and …

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Small Town Murder Songs: A Quiet Thriller You Probably Missed

By Don Stradley  There’s something about Walter the police chief that isn’t right. As played by Peter Stormare in Small Town Murder Songs, he’s a …

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Sleeze Lake: Vanlife at its Lowest and Best

by Don Stradley Sleeze Lake is a nostalgic look back at the days when everybody owned a van. Well, not everybody. If we’re to believe this …


Rock Music’s Lost Chameleon: How Far Ahead of his Time was Jobriath?    

By Don Stradley  Who is the villain in Kieran Turner’s Jobriath A.D. (2012)?   Is it Jerry Brandt, the manager who hyped a young performer to such …


Of Human Bondage – Bette Breaks Out

By Don Stradley It is impossible to name the single best Bette Davis movie  – between 1931 and 1989 she made more than 100 of …


FANDOR FOCUS: Roger Corman

By Don Stradley Roger Corman objected to being called “King of the B movies.” He felt the label demeaned him. Maybe it did, considering he …

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By Don Stradley If there is more fertile ground for documentaries than the slush pile of forgotten rock bands, I’ve yet to see it. Mark …


The Incredible Career of Sam Sherman

New memoir tells the tale of a prolific B movie producer…. By Don Stradley Sam Sherman has been producing movies for more than fifty years.  …



The story of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen continues to pay off. It is like catnip to those who like car crashes and morbid podcasts …

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