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)
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)
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 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 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)
Drea joins me as we honor both Centennial star Anne Shirley AND the shadowy month of #Noirvember by discussing Dick Powell, the noir genre, and 1944’s Murder, My Sweet.
Co-host Drea Clark joins me as we unintentionally kick-off Halloween looking at Alfred Hitchcock’s 1943 drama Shadow of a Doubt.
Fun fact: The Spiral Staircase was actually the first movie I ever watched on TCM. I can remember being sick, eating a grilled cheese and some soup, and being captivated … Continue Reading The Spiral Staircase (1946)
After watching the sweeping war epic Since You Went Away (1944) a few weeks back it’s easy to forget that not every feature churned out during wartime had the same … Continue Reading Tender Comrade (1943)
New Ticklish Business co-host Drea Clark joins me to talk about Centennial Celebrant, Robert Walker in his homefront drama Since You Went Away (1944).
When it comes to war movies I tend to gravitate more towards stories about the homefront. American citizens were enmeshed in the drama of both world wars, but when it … Continue Reading Since You Went Away (1944)
Nell Minow returns to celebrate our Centennial Celebrant for June, Rita Hayworth by discussing her turn as the ultimate femme fatale in 1946’s Gilda.
Guest Lauren Humphries-Brooks is back to discuss May’s Centennial Celebrant John Dall by discussing his turn as one half of a murderous duo in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope.
Throwback Thirsday is a new column spotlighting films starring actors and actresses I just can’t get out of my head. This is the first post of many singing the praises … Continue Reading Throwback Thirstday: Four Daughters (1938)
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)