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…

WhereDangerLives

Where Danger Lives (1950)

You don’t often find noir that is just plain bad. Noir has a formula and conventions, and not every testing of that formula yields gold but it’s hard to get coal outright. Where Danger Lives contains a polished pedigree with Robert Mitchum and Claude Rains, even B-list actress Faith Domergue isn’t awful, but Charles Bennett’s…

TCMTopTwelve

The TCM Top Twelve for September 2016

Summer comes to a close and that means TCM (and I) start gearing up for the fall. I know I sound like a broken record, but where did the year go? September is my birthday month and since I’m the birthday girl I’m giving you twelve titles to watch with me this month on TCM!…

ThrillOfItAll

The Thrill of It All (1963)

Originally published January 28th, 2015 Second-wave feminism (you’ve already stopped reading, haven’t you?) wouldn’t crop up for another couple of years, but that’s not to say Hollywood wasn’t doing its part showing women were sick, tired, and unwilling to take it anymore! Okay, maybe things weren’t that militant, but director Norman Jewison (who went on to…