Just Imagine (1930)

Just Imagine (1930) This movie is more about what people in the 1930s hoped America would be like in the 1980s. Orwellian in many respects, we all have numbers now [Social Security]; compressed space food and psychedelic pills have come true, as has artificial insemination.  David Butler directs this high-camp science fiction musical.  Haunted by … More Just Imagine (1930)

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) Jack Arnold cunningly trimmed and directed this stunning adaptation of 1950’s male anxiety, from a novel by Peter Matheson, now without the obvious sexual issues and the creepy pederast. Instead, a giant cat and giant spider provide the terror for Grant Williams, whose credible performance should have earned him an … More The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

War Gods of the Deep, aka City in the Sea (1965)

War Gods of the Deep, aka City in the Sea (1965) “What kind of people would do things like this?” The fish out of water is heart-throb Tab Hunter, as Ben, a pugnacious American, rescued from a high-kamp script, thanks to Vincent Price’s performance as “The Captain.” David Tomlinson flounces about, as a portrait artist in … More War Gods of the Deep, aka City in the Sea (1965)