About Me

I always hate writing an “About Me” page because it comes off like I’m selling myself to others, which is the point of a post like this, I guess. I live in California (and no, I do not live near Disneyland, Hollywood, or anyplace south of San Francisco) and a college student.  I recently obtained my  Bachelor’s in English and am currently working on receiving my Masters (if you haven’t noticed I like reading and writing A LOT).

I also work as an entertainment writer.  I write movie reviews for the fantastic Entertainment News International (www.enewsi.com).   I spend a lot of time taking film classes and watching Turner Classics Movies, where I’ve grown to love and write this blog about classic films since 2011.  I’m also the Historical Circuit columnist at Awards Circuit (www.awardscircuit.com).  For the last year I worked as an intern for The Playlist.  I’m also the new Associate Editor of ClassicFlix (www.classicflix.com).

A few of my favorite classic films are Singin’ in the Rain, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Splendor in the Grass.  My favorite old actors include Marlon Brando, Cary Grant, William Powell, and Warren Beatty.  My favorite classic film actresses are Natalie Wood, Marilyn Monroe and Veronica Lake.  I’m a huge Hollywood book reader; if it’s about old Hollywood I’ll read it no matter how legit it is.

In terms of more current movies, I love Dirty Dancing, Gladiator, Almost Famous, and American Psycho…the list goes on and on.  If you have anything you want to know about me just ask.  I started this blog to gush about film and hopefully intrigue more people to watch older movies.  You have no idea how many times I want to slap my head when people say “I won’t watch that, it’s in black and white.”

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20 comments on “About Me

    • I haven’t seen The Big Heat but it is on my Netflix (I always get it confused with The Big Sleep which is one of my favorite movies). I take any and all recommendations so send them my way!

  1. I like your passion for the films, I myself am great enthusiast about movies, great work dear, and I want to make you feel proud of yourself by saying that I am from Karachi (Sindh, Pakistan) and reading your review here in Pakistan. Best of luck in your work and graduation.

    Sarfaraz

  2. I should’ve checked this site out long ago. I really enjoy your well-rounded movie tastes, and your honesty in tackling new things. Your site is the sort of place that inspires people to check out new things. Big thumbs up from me, ma’am.

    • Aw thanks for the kind words. This site has definitely inspired me! In doing it for the last six months I’ve made a wealth of new friends, seen a lot of great movies. I did a podcast for five years and never got nearly the followers I’ve gotten here.

  3. Hey!

    Nick from http://www.cinekatz.com here. Doing some scout work for the LAMB. We’re wanting to make an email newsletter for community features as well as a list we’re making similar to Sight & Sound’s best movies of all time list. Just need an email! Email me at npowe131 at gmail.com

  4. Constant TCM watcher here! Coppelia up right now (Walter Slezak). Happened on your blog Googling the movie. Thanks for your comments. Surprised you haven’t seen The Big Heat (every bit as good as the Bogie movie you confuse it with!)

    • Welcome Hutch, hope to see you around more. It seems my Coppelia review has definitely drawn in some new blood. I do hope to get to The Big Heat soon, who doesn’t love Bogie! Thanks for visiting.

  5. Excellent effort and sincere love of the b&w classics and, yes, I, too, slap my head when I hear someone say..”but it’s b&w”! Today’s Hollywood is mostly superficial hyperkinetic violence & sex extravaganzas lacking depth and offering not much in terms of truly ‘pushing the envelope’ on themes that matter to humanity. You view 1945’s Oscar winner The Lost Weekend,The Vanishing Lady, 39 Steps, Casablanca, the Big Sleep or the Third Man and you can forget (with few exceptions like Network, Three Days of the Condor or Chinatown–as much as I despise its director) about the last few decades’ meandering mediocrities….Thank you for your passion and insights…great chiaroscuro montage!!

  6. Old films are far superior to the modern era! I grew up watching films with my Grandparents and that’s where my passion was born. Black and white is beautiful! The musical genre outstanding and the characters fascinating both on and off screen.

    • I watch about an equal amount of contemporary to classic. I think both schools have their own individual merits but are two opposites of the same coin.

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