I’ve probably stated this in the opening of the last six years of TCM Classic Film Festival posts: there’s nothing quite like attending this festival. As someone who is fortunate … Continue Reading TCM Classic Film Festival 2019: Day 1
I swear this series isn’t meant to be a Cliff Robertson appreciation section even though the last time I did one of these it was about Gidget. But after a … Continue Reading Kristen Recasts the Classics: Sunday in New York
The Ticklish Trio are prepping for the 10th annual TCM Classic Film Festival with a special episode.
Victorian literature is recognized for its emphasis on repression, social hierarchy, and gender politics. When William Thackery published Vanity Fair in 1848 he couldn’t have assumed that its heroine, Becky … Continue Reading Becky Sharp (1935)
I cover my fair share of film festivals and I’m in a privileged position to do so. One of the few job perks of being a critic is attending festivals, … Continue Reading TCMFF and Accessibility: A (Hopefully Not) Crash Course
I grouse a lot about the state of classic cinema access and how so much depends on the belief that movies have to make money. But then you look at … Continue Reading You for Me (1952)
To go along with TCM’s #MarchMadness tribute to Fredric March the Ticklish Trio discuss his Oscar-winning turn in the 1931 adaptation of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. We discuss who could … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #61: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1931)
Though not sponsored content, I was provided a copy of this by the awesome folks at ClassicFlix. All opinions strictly my own. In 1937 MGM released the film Topper starring … Continue Reading Merrily We Live (1938)
It’s that time: TCM Classic Film Festival time! I can’t stress this enough but, for me, this is the festival I plan my year around (and I am fortunate to … Continue Reading My TCM Classic Film Festivals Must-Sees 2019
Last year we had plans to honor our final Centennial Celebrant, Jeff Chandler. But due to Kristen’s move and the holidays it didn’t happen as planned but we still wanted … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Bonus Episode #6: Jeff Chandler Centennial
You might remember that one of the first goals I ever set out for this site was to watch and review every single Disney animated feature, which I did (up … Continue Reading Kristen Takes the D23 Walt Disney Studios Tour
Author David Thomson is one of the most prolific writers on classic film and Hollywood history. His past works, including Moments That Made the Movies, The Big Screen, and Beneath … Continue Reading Author David Thomson Discusses Classic Films and ‘Sleeping With Strangers’
The Ticklish Trio honor Kristen’s deceased obsession, John Garfield, on his birthday by talking about the 1946 noir The Postman Always Rings Twice. Come for the salaciousness and stay for our … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #60: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Drea, Sam, and I are looking at the classic film Oscar snubs we’re still upset by. We laugh, we argue, and I might offend Luise Rainer fans.
Clark Gable and Joan Crawford starred in eight movies together, and if the preceding seven showed them as beautifully as their final feature, Strange Cargo, I’m in for a massive … Continue Reading Strange Cargo (1940)
It’s Valentine’s Day and the Ticklish Trio have returned to run down our favorite classic film couples!