The TCM Top 10 for October 2017

Light up the cauldron and get a mug of witches’ brew because October is upon us. Can we really say September was anything else other than the month before Halloween? (Okay, September is my birthday month but even I was counting down to October.) TCM at Halloween time is a double-edged sword because there are…

Kansas City Confidential (1952)

Despite the ingrained conventions of film noir some films can leave you surprised. So it is with director Phil Karlson’s Kansas City Confidential. What starts as a typical heist film becomes a story of duplicity between good guys and bad about the lies we tell ourselves and the lies we tell to spare others. Filled with a…

The TCM Top 10 for September 2017

Forgive me for the delay of this month’s TCM Top 10. I was celebrating my birthday this weekend and time got away from me. TCM has a stacked September that will hopefully cushion the sting of anticipating Halloween. I tried to pick from all the network’s themes, including another foray into the Treasures of the…

The TCM Top 10 for July 2017

How is it we’re already in July? The year is just sailing right on by isn’t it? Thankfully, we have the world of TCM to keep time firmly rooted in the past. It’s only a matter of time before we’re celebrating Summer Under the Stars. The ten films below are ones I’ll be attempting to…

The TCM Top 10 for June 2017

Summertime has arrived and though the weather might be too beautiful to waste indoors who can pass up what TCM’s offering in June? Between the spotlight on Gay Hollywood, Star of the Month Audrey Hepburn and the always watchable Noir Alley, you might have to time your trips into the sunshine around TCM’s schedule….but, that’s…