These four lucky actors represent the first semi-final group of our tournament. One of these men will go to the finals and possibly be declared our winner (suspenseful enough). Each … Continue Reading Leading Man Tournament Semi-Finals: The 1930s-1960s
Written On the Wind is my first foray into the world of director Douglas Sirk. I know generally the go-to Sirkian melodrama is Imitation of Life (a film on my … Continue Reading Written On the Wind (1956)
Seems that the film reviews have taken a backseat over the weekend (my last film review was Friday’s rather scathing look at Beach Blanket Bingo) but it’s always nice to … Continue Reading The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
I’m slowly working my way through the films Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn made together. It’s going slowly because I’m finding the movies in various places because I lack the … Continue Reading Desk Set (1957)
Thanks to all who voted in this one-day tie-breaker poll! Considering that both Gene Kelly and John Wayne were tied before, they certainly weren’t in competition with each other when … Continue Reading Leading Man Tournament: Week 3 Results
I mentioned reviewing The Moon is Blue when I did my first ever blogathon (The Gone Too Soon Blogathon) and discussed star Maggie McNamara. It was recently on TCM (and … Continue Reading The Moon is Blue (1953)
The winner of the 1950s is being delayed till tomorrow due to a surprising tie-breaker! Yes, there is a tie and instead of exerting my right to choose I’m leaving … Continue Reading Tie-Breaker Today Only
This is late….I know! So we have had some CRAZY developments in the last day or two and with only a few hours left to vote I’ll be interested to … Continue Reading Final Poll Update for Leading Man Tournament Week 3 and CONTEST!
Today’s post is a tad late, I know. Blame it on the beautiful Idina Menzel who I saw in concert today (well technically Tuesday!). I’m gushing I know but enough … Continue Reading Born to Be Bad (1950)
Our first update of Week 3 and it’s shaping up to be a dogfight. I’ve gotten more than a few messages about how difficult this year is but I think … Continue Reading Leading Man Tournament Week 3 Update
Another round has come and gone and we’re entering the 1950s! The time of “cool” and teen rebellion and Westerns. The 1950s were a pretty crazy time as evidenced by … Continue Reading Leading Man Tournament: Week 3 – The 1950s
So when did Sunday start coming after Saturday…is that a new thing? Well as much as I kept saying to myself “tomorrow’s Sunday” yesterday that didn’t seem to compel me … Continue Reading Ugh….Sundays!
I love the revisionist trend that’s coming in books. Books that take a smaller character and showcases a plot around their lives or involvement in a story are some of … Continue Reading Old Hollywood Book Reviews: The Testament of Judith Barton
In my defense this review was written two days ago and my computer decided it didn’t want to look for pictures and kept crashing. Profuse apologies! The Night of the … Continue Reading The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Much like the TCM Top Twelve (which I still need to create a banner for) I’m creating a new running feature. I have a pretty hefty Netflix queue (at one … Continue Reading New Running Feature: Kristen’s Netflix Top 10
I’m not sure which review I mentioned it in, but I haven’t discovered a film by Vincente Minnielli that I’ve liked…until today. Father’s Little Dividend is the sequel to the … Continue Reading Father’s Little Dividend (1951)