The Member of the Wedding (1952)

As Method acting rose to prominence, cinema took notice and started gobbling up stage-plays, giving Method actors a playground for their finest work as well as retaining a print of the play for posterity. The early-1950s saw a litany of stage-esque stories, all of which start melding together with their emphasis on naturalism, stark photography,…

The Canterville Ghost (1944)

Originally published August 13th, 2013 Pint-sized actress Margaret O’Brien’s movies aren’t always winners (Tenth Avenue Angel), but her exuberance and maturity, all while remaining innocent and precious, elevates the work everytime. The Canterville Ghost was a film I’ve been dying to see, especially as it was released the same year as her indelible performance as Tootie…