Five Favorite Classic Film Stars

In honor of National Classic Movie Day I’m participating in the Five Stars Blogathon hosted by the Classic Film and TV Cafe. Be sure to check out the other fine contributors here. Ask any two classic film fans to name the film stars that opened their mind to cinema of the Golden Era and neither…

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CONTEST: Win Early Women Filmmakers on Blu-ray!

Did you know that more women worked in the film industry during its first two decades than at any time since? Or that a woman created some of the first narrative films ever made? Or that in 1916, the highest-paid director in Hollywood was a woman? Despite their incredible achievements, many early women filmmakers have…

Beautiful: The Life of Hedy Lamarr

When I started reading Stephen Michael Shearer’s biography, Beautiful,¬†on actress Hedy Lamarr I had no idea a documentary about the raven-haired starlet was being produced. Bombshell: The Life of Hedy Lamarr recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to great reviews and I can’t wait to learn even more about the woman oft-considered the most…

The Lake Update for May 2017

It’s a been a crazy month. What am I saying? It’s been a crazy year and we’re only in May! With the TCM Film Festival over you’re going to see an influx of reviews as I work through looking at all the films I saw. Once I get through those I’ll finally start chipping away…

The TCM Top 12 for May 2017

Summer is arriving guys, and with the spike in the temperature comes a desire to beat the heat and watch movies. TCM isn’t slacking in the month of May, with star of the month Clark Gable, a birthday tribute to Margaret O’Brien and more being presented for our viewing pleasure. In fact, there was so…