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
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