Gene Kelly is responsible for crafting two of the most enduring musicals of the 1950s, 1951’s An American in Paris and 1952’s Singin’ in the Rain. But by 1957 Kelly … Continue Reading Les Girls (1957)
The episode’s a bit later than I anticipated but blame it on the TCM Classic Film Festival. Guest host Diana Bosch joins me to close out our William Holden tribute … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #42: Top 3 Favorite William Holden Films
April is always “TCM Classic Film Fest month” in my house. It’s a combination of Christmas, New Year’s, and your birthday wrapped into one. For four days we get to … Continue Reading The 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival: Pre-Coverage and Day 1
Readers of the site know my love for the ’50s tale of spunky girl surfer, Gidget. The movie saw two sequels as well as a TV-series and TV-movies, but no … Continue Reading Kristen ReCasts the Classics: Gidget
It’s always the biographies I don’t think will grip me that affect me the most. When I told Michael Curtiz biographer Alan K. Rode that I compared his book to … Continue Reading Michael Curtiz Biographer Alan Rode Talks Everything But Casablanca
As cinephiles we’re aware of two truths: actors in biopics won’t look like their respective subjects and movies based on novels don’t often please fans of the book. This latter … Continue Reading A Lost Lady (1934)
Actresses were always pigeonholed during the classic era, but Kay Francis always seems especially confined to her particular brand of persona. Watching Comet Over Broadway immediately draws comparisons to another … Continue Reading Comet Over Broadway (1938)
Hey gang! So it’s been awhile since I’ve talked to you all. Remember the marvelous days where I updated Journeys in Classic Film daily? Yeah, those days have disappeared as … Continue Reading It’s Been Awhile…
I’m a sucker for a good marriage plot. Nearly every genre of classic film works better during the golden era but marriage plots are particularly unique. For one, they showcase … Continue Reading The First Hundred Years (1938)
William Holden expert Diana Bosch joins me all month as we honor April’s centennial star. Diana and I look at Holden’s performance opposite Gloria Swanson in 1950’s Sunset Boulevard.
I say this a lot on the site, but how are we already in April? I’m not complaining because April is known in my house as “TCMFF MONTH!” (Yes, said … Continue Reading My TCM Classic Film Festival Must-Sees
Fritz Lang is a director whose work, even at its silliest, can entertain, and that’s how one must approach Beyond a Reasonable Doubt – now available in a beautiful Blu-ray … Continue Reading Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
Kimberly Pierce helps me close out our tribute to actor Robert Preston as we discuss the feature that made him a legend, the 1962 musical The Music Man.
Hollywood is a land built on as many dreams deferred as it is dreams that succeeded. I’ve always been drawn to the actors who lived sad and lonely lives, often … Continue Reading Boulevard of Broken Stars: An Ode to Bobby Driscoll
Before you all start hyperventilating, there are currently no talks to remake Casablanca. Repeat, there are currently NO TALKS to remake Casablanca! That being said, with everything old being new … Continue Reading Kristen Recasts the Classics: Casablanca
In 1963 television entered the world of the strange and unusual with The Outer Limits, a sci-fi anthology series created by Leslie Stevens that left audiences simultaneously captivated and haunted … Continue Reading The Outer Limits (1963)