One of the many countless reasons we appreciate classic cinema is glorious Technicolor. Better yet, give me vibrant Technicolor that shows off magnificent costumes and beautiful faces and it won’t … Continue Reading A Date With Judy (1948)
Recently played as the February entry in TCM and Fathom Events’ Big Screen Series, it’s hard to believe there was ever a time when Katharine Hepburn needed to prove herself. … Continue Reading The Philadelphia Story (1940)
February’s Centennial star is actress/director Ida Lupino. Lauren Humphries-Brooks returns this month as we look at Ida Lupino, actress, with the 1946 costume drama Devotion.
Next month’s centennial celebration star for my TCM Backlot series is Robert Preston, a man I only know for his later work with director Blake Edwards. Preston started out in … Continue Reading The Lady From Cheyenne (1941)
With my new full-time writer status, part of my transition with the site is to write about movie I get truly excited over, whether it makes me so mad I … Continue Reading Out of the Fog (1941)
I’ve seen nine of director Henry Koster’s films and it’s safe to say he’s one of my favorite directors. There’s something about his features, whose plots walk on a tightrope … Continue Reading It Started With Eve (1941)
Originally published May 6th, 2013 Meet Me in St. Louis came highly recommended due to its place as a musical classic, and because it’s got the downright angelic Margaret O’Brien … Continue Reading Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
This review originally ran on December 20th, 2011. My thoughts on the film itself haven’t changed, and have only grown. Natalie Wood continues to astound me, and the film has … Continue Reading 25 Days of Christmas: Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Podcaster Lauren Humphries-Brooks joins me as we talk Barbara Stanwyck, feminism and whether Dennis Morgan is good in the 1945 romantic drama Christmas in Connecticut.
Originally published December 17th, 2012 The Bishop’s Wife was my big discovery last Christmas after a viewing on TCM. I’m a Cary Grant fan, and thankfully one of the box … Continue Reading 25 Days of Christmas: The Bishop’s Wife (1947)
Originally published December 6th, 2014 A series of comic miscommunications and mistaken identity lead to a fun holiday story perfect for the post-WWII family. It Happened on Fifth Avenue focuses on … Continue Reading It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)
Originally published December 7th, 2014 Christmas in Connecticut is a screwball charmer proving Barbara Stanwyck’s prowess as an unlikely comedienne. I reviewed a Stanwyck film last Christmas, 1940’s Remember the … Continue Reading 25 Days of Christmas: Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Originally published December 4th, 2012 Tonight’s 25 Days of Christmas film appears on many “Best Of Christmas” lists and I figured I’d give it a look. It’s one of two … Continue Reading 25 Days of Christmas: Holiday Inn (1942)
t’s Christmas at Ticklish Business and our first episode sees guest Howard Casner and I compare and contrast the 1947 George Seaton feature, Miracle on 34th Street, with the 1994 … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #32: Miracle on 34th Street (1947/1994)
Originally reviewed Remember the Night on December 16th, 2011 We journey back to 1940 for today’s 25 Days of Christmas film featuring two huge stars of day, Remember the Night. … Continue Reading 25 Days of Christmas: Remember the Night (1940)
Originally published December 24th, 2012 Coming into the home stretch of 25 Days of Christmas 2012, and the final three movies cannot come sooner. I don’t hate Christmas movies; it’s … Continue Reading 25 Days of Christmas: Holiday Affair (1949)