Dec 012016
 
Baby Face Nelson

Rating: ★½☆☆☆
Baby Face Nelson (Mickey Rooney) becomes a bank robber after he is released from prison but gradually becomes a trigger happy maniac. The role was ideal for Mickey Rooney, who had spent over a decade playing the relentlessly optimistic teenager Andy Hardy, whose response to every crisis was “Hey gang, let’s put on a show!” However, he had came home from WWII to find that there were few roles for a 5’2” adult with a baby face. Aside from several key events, the rest of the movie seems to have been made up. Read More…

Nov 212008
 
Don Siegel

Don Siegel (October 26, 1912-April 20, 1991) made five films with Clint Eastwood, including Dirty Harry (1971). Two of Siegel’s better but less-known films are Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954) and the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). Read More…