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)
Lauren Humphries-Brooks joins me once again as we honor February’s Centennial Celebrant, Ida Lupino. This episode we look at Lupino as director with her 1950 drama Outrage.
Recently played as the February entry in TCM and Fathom Events’ Big Screen Series, it’s hard to believe there was ever a time when Katharine Hepburn needed to prove herself. … Continue Reading The Philadelphia Story (1940)
It’s remarkable to believe that it wasn’t until the 1940s that an actress could also moonlight as a director. But Ida Lupino did, becoming the first female to direct a … Continue Reading Top 10 Ida Lupino Movies
February’s Centennial star is actress/director Ida Lupino. Lauren Humphries-Brooks returns this month as we look at Ida Lupino, actress, with the 1946 costume drama Devotion.