Director Jean Negulesco and I have a contentious cinematic relationship. His patented blend of noirish melodrama doesn’t always sit right with me, yet I’ve seen so many of his features … Continue Reading TCMFF Review: Road House (1948)
In 1947 the feature Crossfire took a harsh look at the rise of antisemitism in America, taking an story that examination homosexuality initially and presenting it to post-war audiences as … Continue Reading TCMFF Review: Open Secret (1948)
Clark Gable and Joan Crawford starred in eight movies together, and if the preceding seven showed them as beautifully as their final feature, Strange Cargo, I’m in for a massive … Continue Reading Strange Cargo (1940)
Back with another Throwback Thirstday article all about my favorite deceased paramour, Mr. John Garfield. Raise your hand if you think I should just rename this series “the John Garfield … Continue Reading Throwback Thirstday: Saturday’s Children (1940)
Samantha, Drea and I are all together for Christmas….or the Ticklish Biz Christmas episode at least. We sit down to discuss Robert Mitchum in Holiday Affair (1949). Is Mitchum a … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #55: Holiday Affair (1949)
I’m not 100% clear why Beyond Tomorrow is considered a Christmas movie. Maybe it’s because in 2004 20th Century Fox retitled it Beyond Christmas and that, in essence, made people … Continue Reading 25 Days of Christmas: Beyond Tomorrow (1940)
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)