There are certain movies whose magic resides in knowing they’ll never be recreated, and I’m not talking about because they’re untouchable. I mean because their content only works in the … Continue Reading The Major and the Minor (1942)
Drea and Kristen take off their shoes to walk Barefoot in the Park. They talk about the crumbling studio system, Robert Redford and Jane Fonda’s chemistry, and Drea tries to remember … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #73: Barefoot in the Park (1967)
This is reposted as part of the Summer Under the Stars blogathon I found…that Kay Francis is an acquired taste. Predominately known as a pre-Code clotheshorse my experience prior to … Continue Reading I Found Stella Parish (1935)
This is reposted as part of the Summer Under the Stars blogathon I’m not a fan of Clark Gable (I know…gasp!) but damn was he awesome in this movie. The … Continue Reading The Films of Jean Harlow: Red Dust (1932)
I mentioned in my review of Lenny awhile back that I had one final “directed by Bob Fosse” film to watch and it was Sweet Charity. The sad thing is … Continue Reading Sweet Charity (1969)
This is reposted as part of the Summer Under the Stars blogathon Fred and Ginger week comes to a close (as does the 2015 installment of The July Five) with … Continue Reading Top Hat (1935)
This is reposted as part of the Summer Under the Stars blogathon The year 1934 is considered the year when the Production Code was actually enforced in movies, with many … Continue Reading The Richest Girl in the World (1934)
I struggled to figure out the best way to convey my disdain for this film. A Summer Place desperately wants to be a Douglas Sirk film (and for a while … Continue Reading A Summer Place (1959)
This is reposted as part of the Summer Under the Stars blogathon Hollywood, the Dream Factory. Ask any classic film fan and they’ll reiterate that classic films have an elegance, … Continue Reading Latin Lovers (1953)
You always notice the fingerprints of a Tennessee Williams production: An exotic locale within the US, unrepentant sexual longing bound up within questions of femininity and masculinity. The Rose Tattoo … Continue Reading The Rose Tattoo (1955)
After her cherubic curls and childhood innocence gave way towards adult maturity Shirley Temple was cast out by the studio that gave her life, and it was a few years … Continue Reading Kathleen (1941)
This post is in conjunction with Film Forum’s Burt Lancaster tribute. Find out more and purchase tickets here. Trapeze is a film that comes with some cache in my house. … Continue Reading Trapeze (1956)
Kay Francis and William Powell mix love and crime in Jewel Robbery.
Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth pair up for the first of five features with The Lady in Question.
I sound like a broken record, but I don’t like the majority of films Jean Negulesco directed. I can count the number of films of his I’ve liked on one … Continue Reading Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
Tarzan is an ubiquitous character in film history, becoming a franchise that dominated the 1930s into the ’50s and making Johnny Weissmuller an unconventional star. I say all this having … Continue Reading TCMFF Review: Tarzan and His Mate (1934)