The 1950s is easily the decade where the Western thrived. Captured in expansive CinemaScope, the Wild West never looked wilder. But with so many cowpokes roaming the range it was … Continue Reading Johnny Guitar (1954)
Natalie Wood was like looking at the sun. Just staring at her in photographs the luminosity burns out of her. Her daughter Natasha has described her as tough when necessary, … Continue Reading Natalie Wood: Reflections on a Legendary Life
Oft-considered one of the greatest film noirs ever made, John Huston’s The Asphalt Jungle is a story about the perils of city life…with the added bonus of a jewel heist. John … Continue Reading The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
In honor of Maureen O’Hara’s birthday I’m joined by mother/daughter duo Colleen and Nora Fiore as we run down our top three favorite O’Hara films.
By 1946 actor Humphrey Bogart fit into the role of detective Philip Marlowe so perfectly it might as well have been his favorite pair of shoes. Though this was Bogie’s … Continue Reading The Big Sleep (1946)
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.