About Me

I always hate writing an “About Me” page because it comes off like I’m selling myself, which is the point of a post like this. 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 Masters in English.

I write for a multitude of entertainment websites like Awards Circuit, Entertainment News International, and Cinema Sentries. I am also the Associate Editor of ClassicFlix.

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.”

24 Comments Add yours

  1. But movies in black and white are so freaking awesome! Glenn Ford is one of my old time faves. “The Big Heat” was pretty neat. Have you seen it by any chance?


    1. 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!

  2. Sarfaraz says:

    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.


  3. Tanya M says:

    The Sunshine Blog Award is doing the rounds, and I’ve nominated you for it. http://greenpawpaw.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/avast-ye-devils-snare-i-got-me-some-sunshine/

    Although, I think your blog deserves something more than a pretty flower. I absolutely love it.

    1. Aw I am honored…my first blog award (a true badge of honor for me)! It’s proof that my blog isn’t a series of scribbles and rants! Thank you!!!

    1. Tanya you are an angel!

      1. Tanya M says:

        Hahaha! That’s something I’ve never been called before! :P

  4. John says:

    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.

    1. 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.

  5. Nick Powell says:


    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

  6. Hutch says:

    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!)

    1. Kristen says:

      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.

  7. Memi says:

    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!!

    1. Kristen says:

      Thanks so much! It’s comments like these that prove to me I’m not just a rambler!

  8. sinnerz13 says:

    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.

    1. Kristen says:

      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.

  9. Barbara in NC says:

    Found your website while checking out “I’ll Be Seeing You”. Great comments on the movie! Enjoyed your “About Me” section. Nice you put in web links. I’ll have to check them out soon. I have created a shortcut on my cellphone, so I can easily return to your site. Keep up the great work. Love the classic old movies too. Don’t mind them in black and white either.

    I’ll be back!


  10. etpulsifer says:

    Hey, EtPulsifer here. I noticed your blog and love your opinions on the films as of late. You seem to know your stuff pretty well, and your organization is pleasant to look at as well.

    I’ve just started a blog of my own, The Montasio and Nebbiolo Theatre (http://montasioandnebbiolotheatre.blog.com/), and I’m hoping you can check it out and give me some pointers. I seem to have some unconventional opinions on classic films, after looking around. There isn’t much now, but I hope to update more and more with more and more films.

    I hope it’s not too much trouble to ask, and I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you for your time.

    1. Kristen says:

      Hi there, thanks for your kind words on my blog. I checked out your site and I love your layout (although, I found the background a bit dark, you might want to consider brightening it up or brightening the text). You definitely have a unique approach and appreciation of films and there’s definitely room to grow. I look forward to seeing what you do! Feel free to email or comment whenever you need tips!

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