The Alligator People (1959)

As the ’50s came to a close the creature feature slammed into the wall with all the force of a wet washrag. Studio bosses tended to assume blending a person with some type of animal would equal buckets of money, or at least enough drive-in dollars to justify its existence. I doubt those associated with…

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The Last Picture Show (1971)

Peter Bogdanovich is a director in love with cinema itself, and that’s encapsulated best in his ode to the Golden Era, 1971’s The Last Picture Show. Outside of its reminiscences towards a way of life that may never have existed outside of an Andy Hardy movie, Bogdanovich deconstructs the American family, the small town, and…

The Lake Update for June 2017

Summer is here and things are chugging along here at Journeys in Classic Film. If you voted in the poll, either on the site or on Twitter, thank you so much! It sounds like most of you want Kristen Recasts the Classics and Fridays With… to return. Hopefully you all looked at the first Kristen…

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…

Tippi: A Memoir

Tippi Hedren says in the introduction to her autobiography that so much has been written about her that it’s high time she set the record straight. Tippi is as succinct a title and encapsulation of the writer behind it as the name implies, for good and ill. It’s unclear whether Hedren keeps things close to…