Despite the ingrained conventions of film noir some films can leave you surprised. So it is with director Phil Karlson’s Kansas City Confidential. What starts as a typical heist film … Continue Reading Kansas City Confidential (1952)
The liminal threshold between the 1950s and 1960s seems as distinct as to be a literal crevasse between the two decades, and the clearest divide comes through in the cinema … Continue Reading The Girl Most Likely (1958)
Forgive me for the delay of this month’s TCM Top 10. I was celebrating my birthday this weekend and time got away from me. TCM has a stacked September that … Continue Reading The TCM Top 10 for September 2017
It’s a love affair – on screen – as guest William Bibbiani talks with me about Cary Grant’s 1957 romantic drama An Affair to Remember.
This post is written in conjunction with the Summer Under the Stars blogathon Since the Bard wrote it out way back when, Hollywood has loved a good Romeo and Juliet … Continue Reading When Knighthood Was in Flower (1922)
I’ve got rhythm! I’ve got music! And I’ve got guest Debbie Elias here to talk with me about Gene Kelly’s 1951 musical An American in Paris.
August is all about TCM’s Summer Under the Stars and in this bonus episode I look at several films throughout the month I recommend you make time for.
August is here and that means it’s times to lay out for Summer Under the Stars. TCM’s month-long tribute to the best of Hollywood’s Golden Era is the perfect way … Continue Reading The TCM Top 10 for August – SUTS Edition
Below the cut you’ll find all the blogs currently scheduled to participate and the given days they’ll be posting. I will be updating this list daily throughout the month, posting … Continue Reading The 2017 TCM Summer Under the Stars Blogathon
It’s my honor to announce I’ll be hosting the TCM Summer Under the Stars Blogathon for a third year in a row, running the entire month of August! There’s an … Continue Reading The 2017 TCM Summer Under the Stars Blogathon
This week authors Kendra Bean and Anthony Uzarowski discuss Ava Gardner’s life and legacy, as well as their new book Ava Gardner: A Life in Movies.
Part of the reason I read film books is to have an outsider entice me to check out a movie. Where some of you come here to have me tell … Continue Reading High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic
Ticklish Business returns with guest Noah Isenberg talking about his book We’ll Always Have Casablanca.
How is it we’re already in July? The year is just sailing right on by isn’t it? Thankfully, we have the world of TCM to keep time firmly rooted in … Continue Reading The TCM Top 10 for July 2017
Ticklish Business returns with guest Nina Boski of the Goodnight Marilyn radio show. I talk to her about Marilyn’s life and career, as well as her enduring legacy.
Whether you’ve watched it once or countless times there’s no getting Casablanca out of your blood. “As Time Goes By,” the La Marseillaise sequence, Bogie and Bergman, Casablanca is the … Continue Reading We’ll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie