I was fortunate to see Some Like It Hot (1959) on the big screen Sunday, courtesy of Park Circus, as part of TCM and Fathom Events’ series. I took along … Continue Reading 5 Things I Noticed (and Loved) About Some Like It Hot
As the ’50s came to a close the creature feature slammed into the wall with all the force of a wet washrag. Studio bosses tended to assume blending a person … Continue Reading The Alligator People (1959)
Peter Bogdanovich is a director in love with cinema itself, and that’s encapsulated best in his ode to the Golden Era, 1971’s The Last Picture Show. Outside of its reminiscences … Continue Reading The Last Picture Show (1971)
Summer is here and things are chugging along here at Journeys in Classic Film. If you voted in the poll, either on the site or on Twitter, thank you so … Continue Reading The Lake Update for June 2017
Summertime has arrived and though the weather might be too beautiful to waste indoors who can pass up what TCM’s offering in June? Between the spotlight on Gay Hollywood, Star … Continue Reading The TCM Top 10 for June 2017
One of two features you fans wanted to see was the return of Kristen Recasts the Classics. Ask and ye shall receive! Before you get into a lather, Hollywood doesn’t … Continue Reading Kristen Recasts the Classics: Elmer Gantry
Being on the brink of nuclear war is a niche our country has occupied as long as I’ve been alive. In the late ’70s though the concept felt all too … Continue Reading The China Syndrome (1979)
Tippi Hedren says in the introduction to her autobiography that so much has been written about her that it’s high time she set the record straight. Tippi is as succinct … Continue Reading Tippi: A Memoir
When I first started Journeys in Classic Film I was immediately drawn to the work of pre-Code star Jean Harlow. (It helped that I’d received a box set of her … Continue Reading Red Headed Woman (1932)
This episode sees guest Raquel Stecher and I discuss our three favorite Robert Mitchum films in honor of Mitchum’s centennial.
In honor of National Classic Movie Day I’m participating in the Five Stars Blogathon hosted by the Classic Film and TV Cafe. Be sure to check out the other fine … Continue Reading Five Favorite Classic Film Stars
They don’t make romantic comedies like they used. Or maybe Hollywood just realized there’s no way to top the work of the great Neil Simon. Playwright Simon took the adage … Continue Reading Barefoot in the Park (1967)
My final episode devoted to the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival includes soundbites from Richard Dreyfuss, Peter Bogdanovich, and more.
Did you know that more women worked in the film industry during its first two decades than at any time since? Or that a woman created some of the first … Continue Reading CONTEST: Win Early Women Filmmakers on Blu-ray!
When I started reading Stephen Michael Shearer’s biography, Beautiful, on actress Hedy Lamarr I had no idea a documentary about the raven-haired starlet was being produced. Bombshell: The Life of Hedy … Continue Reading Beautiful: The Life of Hedy Lamarr
It’s a been a crazy month. What am I saying? It’s been a crazy year and we’re only in May! With the TCM Film Festival over you’re going to see … Continue Reading The Lake Update for May 2017