Actresses were always pigeonholed during the classic era, but Kay Francis always seems especially confined to her particular brand of persona. Watching Comet Over Broadway immediately draws comparisons to another … Continue Reading Comet Over Broadway (1938)
Hey gang! So it’s been awhile since I’ve talked to you all. Remember the marvelous days where I updated Journeys in Classic Film daily? Yeah, those days have disappeared as … Continue Reading It’s Been Awhile…
I’m a sucker for a good marriage plot. Nearly every genre of classic film works better during the golden era but marriage plots are particularly unique. For one, they showcase … Continue Reading The First Hundred Years (1938)
William Holden expert Diana Bosch joins me all month as we honor April’s centennial star. Diana and I look at Holden’s performance opposite Gloria Swanson in 1950’s Sunset Boulevard.
I say this a lot on the site, but how are we already in April? I’m not complaining because April is known in my house as “TCMFF MONTH!” (Yes, said … Continue Reading My TCM Classic Film Festival Must-Sees
Fritz Lang is a director whose work, even at its silliest, can entertain, and that’s how one must approach Beyond a Reasonable Doubt – now available in a beautiful Blu-ray … Continue Reading Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
Kimberly Pierce helps me close out our tribute to actor Robert Preston as we discuss the feature that made him a legend, the 1962 musical The Music Man.
Hollywood is a land built on as many dreams deferred as it is dreams that succeeded. I’ve always been drawn to the actors who lived sad and lonely lives, often … Continue Reading Boulevard of Broken Stars: An Ode to Bobby Driscoll
Before you all start hyperventilating, there are currently no talks to remake Casablanca. Repeat, there are currently NO TALKS to remake Casablanca! That being said, with everything old being new … Continue Reading Kristen Recasts the Classics: Casablanca
In 1963 television entered the world of the strange and unusual with The Outer Limits, a sci-fi anthology series created by Leslie Stevens that left audiences simultaneously captivated and haunted … Continue Reading The Outer Limits (1963)
Kimberly Pierce joins me this month as we honor March’s Centennial Celebrant, Robert Preston. This episode we look at Preston’s earliest major role in Cecil B. DeMille’s 1939 epic Union Pacific.
One of the many countless reasons we appreciate classic cinema is glorious Technicolor. Better yet, give me vibrant Technicolor that shows off magnificent costumes and beautiful faces and it won’t … Continue Reading A Date With Judy (1948)
Hollywood is a town that’s thrived on death, sex and sin. So it’s unsurprising that there are tours that delve into Hollywood’s seedy past. In the land of TMZ and … Continue Reading Kristen Takes the Dearly Departed Tragical History Tour
Hollywood is at its best when it’s writing about itself. Or, at least in the moment, more often they’re excoriated for how “inside” they play to mass audiences. In 1979 … Continue Reading S.O.B. (1981)
During last year’s TCM Classic Film Festival I was supposed to take the TCM On Locations Tour of Los Angeles. Unfortunately a flat tire left the rest of the group … Continue Reading Kristen Takes the TCM On-Locations Tour of Los Angeles
Ryan Murphy might have spent an entire season talking about the feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, but the story that’s always enthralled me is about a different feud: … Continue Reading The Old Maid (1939)