Fun fact: The Spiral Staircase was actually the first movie I ever watched on TCM. I can remember being sick, eating a grilled cheese and some soup, and being captivated … Continue Reading The Spiral Staircase (1946)
To audiences, Buster Keaton is “the Great Stoneface.” A man capable of conjuring laughs from doing little more than standing in a dangerous situation and letting what happens happen. His … Continue Reading The Great Buster (2018)
Trapeze is a film that comes with some cache in my house. My mom is a big fan of the film, mainly because of its well-defined homoeroticism which many film … Continue Reading Trapeze (1956)
Originally published on Film Radar. Read my review of the film here. Despite his famous last name, documentarian Robert Anderson Clift never met his famous uncle, actor Montgomery Clift. Yet … Continue Reading Interview: ‘Making Montgomery Clift’ directors Robert Anderson Clift & Hillary Demmon
The tragedy and sadness of Montgomery Clift’s life is well-documented. As a montage in Robert Anderson Clift and Hillary Demmon’s documentary, Making Montgomery Clift, shows, the actor with the impossibly … Continue Reading Making Montgomery Clift (2018)
When I talked to author Alan K. Rode a few months back he mentioned his work with the Film Noir Foundation to bring the 1950 noir, The Man Who Cheated … Continue Reading The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)
Co-host Samantha Ellis joins me as we look at romance in the ’40s, thirst over Peter Lawford, and swim alongside Esther Williams in On an Island With You.
In the town of Tarl everyone is chasing something: sex, love, money, admiration. Coming out in the midst of the ’60s, The Chase marked the transition between the generations as … Continue Reading The Chase (1966)
After watching the sweeping war epic Since You Went Away (1944) a few weeks back it’s easy to forget that not every feature churned out during wartime had the same … Continue Reading Tender Comrade (1943)
TCM On-Locations tour guide Sarah Louise Lilley joins me as we look at CinemaScope, outrageous fashions, and Marilyn Monroe in How to Marry a Millionaire.
It’s amazing how many interviews with classic era stars are finally being given the opportunity to engage with fans. It’s hard not to be jealous upon reading David Fantle and … Continue Reading Hollywood Heyday: 75 Candid Interviews with Golden Age Legends
There are several reasons to praise Warner Archive, but the main one is that they support all manner of classic film, even small comedic outings like Kansas City Princess. This … Continue Reading Kansas City Princess (1934)
As classic film fans will tell you, the new wave of Hollywood secrets coming out today are nothing if you know about studio era history. Certain stars troubles were well-known, … Continue Reading Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018)
Sometimes a movie is just so weird I have to write about it in order to prove it wasn’t something I dreamed up. Doris Day was a recent honoree during … Continue Reading Julie (1956)
New Ticklish Business co-host Drea Clark joins me to talk about Centennial Celebrant, Robert Walker in his homefront drama Since You Went Away (1944).
It’s amazing to go to your local library and discover a biography you never knew existed; so it was that I pulled out Frank Castellucio and Alvin Walker’s The Other … Continue Reading The Other Side of Ethel Mertz: The Life Story of Vivian Vance