We’ll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie

Whether you’ve watched it once or countless times there’s no getting Casablanca out of your blood. “As Time Goes By,” the La Marseillaise sequence, Bogie and Bergman, Casablanca is the film that cemented the Hollywood style, creating a wealth of imitators for decades to come. So with Casablanca’s¬†familiarity, it’s safe to assume there’s nothing new…

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The Alligator People (1959)

As the ’50s came to a close the creature feature slammed into the wall with all the force of a wet washrag. Studio bosses tended to assume blending a person with some type of animal would equal buckets of money, or at least enough drive-in dollars to justify its existence. I doubt those associated with…

The Last Picture Show (1971)

Peter Bogdanovich is a director in love with cinema itself, and that’s encapsulated best in his ode to the Golden Era, 1971’s The Last Picture Show. Outside of its reminiscences towards a way of life that may never have existed outside of an Andy Hardy movie, Bogdanovich deconstructs the American family, the small town, and…

The Lake Update for June 2017

Summer is here and things are chugging along here at Journeys in Classic Film. If you voted in the poll, either on the site or on Twitter, thank you so much! It sounds like most of you want Kristen Recasts the Classics and Fridays With… to return. Hopefully you all looked at the first Kristen…

The TCM Top 10 for June 2017

Summertime has arrived and though the weather might be too beautiful to waste indoors who can pass up what TCM’s offering in June? Between the spotlight on Gay Hollywood, Star of the Month Audrey Hepburn and the always watchable Noir Alley, you might have to time your trips into the sunshine around TCM’s schedule….but, that’s…