FiveCameBack

Five Came Back (1939)

Hollywood wasn’t betting on the massive success of a piddly little RKO adventure film starring the likes of Chester Morris and Lucille Ball. But when director John Farrow’s measly $225,000 film amassed $262,000 in profits, Hollywood’s ears perked up. In 1939, Five Came Back became one of the most successful films created by an independent…

TCMTop10

The TCM Top 10 for October 2016

Rain is on the way and there’s a chill in the air…unless you live in Southern California. Either way, October is upon us and that means spook-tacular films! Actually, I did my best at including a few non-horror related titles this go-round, especially considering the return of TCM’s Trailblazing Women series on October 4th. Here…

Make Way for Tomorrow

Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)

Certain movies are like the dinosaurs: it’s hard believing they existed and realizing they did. I don’t use this analogy¬†disparagingly, more as a means of emphasizing how special Leo McCarey’s Make Way for Tomorrow truly is. In our cinematic landscape where turning 35 is practically the end of one’s career, a movie about two elderly…