Marie Gilbert Reviews Penny Dreadful S03 E07: “Ebb Tide”

  On last week’s episode of Penny Dreadful Ethan escaped the clutches of Rusk, Hecate and his father thanks to Sir Malcolm and Kaetenay. Vanessa has a new ally in … Continue reading Marie Gilbert Reviews Penny Dreadful S03 E07: “Ebb Tide”

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Penny Dreadful S02 E10: And They Were Enemies

I was away, visiting family in sunny Napa California, when this episode aired. My sister doesn’t have cable, which was okay because I needed to be alone to savor the … Continue reading Penny Dreadful S02 E10: And They Were Enemies

Penny Dreadful S02 E09: And Hell Itself My Only Foe

Madame Kali is holding all the aces in her deck of cards. She need only wait for the little scorpion to arrive. On last week’s episode of “Penny Dreadful,” Sir … Continue reading Penny Dreadful S02 E09: And Hell Itself My Only Foe

Penny Dreadful S02 E04: Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places

What is to become of our dear Miss Ives? On last week’s episode of “Penny Dreadful,” Vanessa told Ethan the reason she draws the scorpion symbol in blood and about … Continue reading Penny Dreadful S02 E04: Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places

The Ten Percent: 31 Days of Horror Edition – The Bride of Frankenstein

“Ninety percent of everything is crud.” – Theodore Sturgeon It’s October, and here at Biff Bam Pop! that means a month-long celebration of the macabre, horrific and the downright creepy … Continue reading The Ten Percent: 31 Days of Horror Edition – The Bride of Frankenstein

Doubling Down: TIFF’s Best Sequels

With the release of a 4K digital restoration of the classic The Godfather Part II (1974), TIFF is putting on a great program as well. Second Coming: Cinema’s Greatest Sequels is exactly … Continue reading Doubling Down: TIFF’s Best Sequels

31 Days of Horror 2013: The Saturday at the Movies Edition – The Bride of Frankenstein

Four years after Universal’s 1931 Frankenstein was a monster hit, beginning that studio’s reign in cinema horror, director James Whale, after many problems creating a story, began work on the … Continue reading 31 Days of Horror 2013: The Saturday at the Movies Edition – The Bride of Frankenstein

The Many Faces of A Christmas Carol

There are more than a few films considered to be traditional, or even required, viewing every year at Christmas time. There’s A Christmas Story, It’s a Wonderful Life, one of … Continue reading The Many Faces of A Christmas Carol