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An American in Paris (1951, Vincente Minnelli)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 20, 2018

For most of An American in Paris, Gene Kelly’s charm makes up for his lack of acting ability. Even after it turns out the story’s about him stalking Leslie Caron until she agrees to go out with him. It’s okay after that point because she falls immediately in love with Kelly once she does. He makes read more

Classic Films in Focus: FALLEN ANGEL (1945)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Feb 19, 2018

Otto Preminger directs this top-notch noir tale of misplaced love and murder, which stars Dana Andrews as a small-time grifter who falls for luscious Linda Darnell but woos wealthy Alice Faye. It's a love triangle with a couple of kinks thrown into it, and the title, Fallen Angel, might equally appl read more

Children of the Damned (1964)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Feb 19, 2018

Children of the Damned Directed by Anton Leader Written by John Briley 1964/UK Lawrence P. Bachmann Productions for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios First viewing/Netflix rental Less the horror show that the poster promises and more a nifty little sci-fi thriller. Psychologist Tom Llewellyn an read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Feb 19, 2018

When I teach Film Study to my high school students, I always emphasize that for every one actor we see on screen, there are dozens of other people behind the camera who also hold a crucial part in making a film come to life. In the case of Libeled Lady, audiences are given the delightful opportunit read more

On the Riviera (1951)

The Blonde At The Film Posted by Cameron on Feb 19, 2018

via:  Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. On the Riviera (1951) was 20th Century Fox’s third iteration of this story about an entertainer impersonating a powerful man and confusing his girlfriend and the man’s wife alo read more

Darkest Hour

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Feb 19, 2018

Darkest Hour puts the first few weeks of Winston Churchill’s time as Prime Minister under a microscope. It is May 1940, and England’s politics are shaky as Neville Chamberlain is voted out as Prime Minister. Churchill is not the first choice, and has his political enemies, but is appointed next. read more

Musical Monday: It’s a Pleasure (1945)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Feb 19, 2018

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: It’s a Pleasure (1945 read more

Break On Through To The Other Side – Stargate (1994)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Feb 19, 2018

I seem to have been on a bit of a Kurt Russell kick lately. Just recently I wrote about The Mean Season, which starred Russell as a reporter who has to track down and confront a serial killer, and now it’s 1994’s Stargate which also features Russell as Colonel Jack O’Neil. I have t read more

Black Panther (2018, Ryan Coogler)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Feb 19, 2018

Black Panther moves extraordinarily well. It’s got a number of constraints, which director Coogler and co-screenwriter Joe Robert Cole agilely and creatively surmount. It’s also got Coogler’s lingering eye. The film can never look away from its setting–the Kingdom of Wakanda–for too long. read more

Blast of Silence (1961)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 19, 2018

It looks like we’re staring into a black hole. Disorienting. Dark. Swirling around us. Our eyes adjust as our narrator begins his voiceover that will cover the majority of the film’s canvas. In this moment he talks about that initial spark, that moment of birth when humans leave the womb read more

Silents Are Golden: A Look At Six (Very) Early Film Directors

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Feb 19, 2018

A Look At Six (Very) Early Film Directors You’ve likely all heard about Thomas Edison’s irreplaceable contributions to the development of cinema — particularly as a business — and are probably familiar with the iconic work of Georges “A Trip to the Moon” Méliès. The Lumière brothers read more

A TCM Viewer's Guide for the Week of Feb. 19, 2018

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Feb 18, 2018

The Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musical Top Hat (1935) is airing at 10 a.m. Sunday on TCM. It is part of an all-day lineup of nominees and winners of the best picture Academy Award. This week's 31 Days of Oscar programming features nominees and winners from the acting and best picture categories. read more

List o’ the Week: My Favorite Pre-Code Actresses

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Feb 18, 2018

Can’t get enough of Norma Shearer and The Divorcee. Today’s List o’ the Week is an easy one – my Top 20 favorite pre-Code actresses. Because I couldn’t possibly rank them in order of how much I love them (Stanwyck vs. Crawford vs. Blondell vs. Shearer!?!? Come ON!), I put them in alphabetical read more

Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Feb 18, 2018

Mothra vs. Godzilla (Mosura tai Gojira) Directed by Ishiro Honda Written by Shin’ichi Sekizawa 1964/Japan Toho Company First viewing/FilmStruck   Mayor: Ah! Oh! Godzilla! Super-hero monster Mothra flies to the rescue in another in Toho’s Godzilla series. A huge egg washes up on a read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Feb 18, 2018

THE VAULT OF AMICUS is the extras disc exclusive to Severin's THE AMICUS COLLECTION Blu-ray box set. The disc features over 30 trailers from almost every Amicus production. Some of the trailers look almost brand new, others look as if they've been through a washing machine. Even trailers from non-h read more

Silent Sunday – The Conquering Power (1921)

Durnmoose Movie Musings Posted by Michael on Feb 18, 2018

Since Sunday tends to be a day of quiet and reflection for many people, it seems an appropriate day to celebrate silent movies. But in keeping with the “day of rest” theme, I’m just going to post this without any commentary and just sit back and let you enjoy. read more

Seven Things to Know About Dr. Miguelito Loveless from "The Wild Wild West"

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Feb 18, 2018

1. Michael Dunn appeared as the diabolical genius Dr. Miguelito Quixote Loveless in ten episodes of The Wild Wild West. His first appearance was in the third episode, "The Night the Wizard Shook the Earth," which was shown in October 1965. That same year, Michael Dunn appeared in Ship of Fools read more

The Covered Wagon (1923) Silent Classic DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway (now through March 24)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Feb 18, 2018

The Covered Wagon DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway It’s time for our next giveaway, courtesy of Kino Lorber. This time, we’ll be giving away FIVE copies of the 1923 silent classic The Covered Wagon, starring J. Warren Kerrigan, Lois Wilson and Alan Hale… This is the first time ever that this film read more

Round 6 in Favorite Classic Romantic Films Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Feb 18, 2018

Here we go with round 6..polls close tomorrow at 8 pm Round 6 Which classic romantic film do you love more? Round 6 Which classic romantic film do you love more? Round 6 Which classic romantic film do you love more? Round 6 Which classic romantic film do you love more? Round 6 Whi read more

Get Out (2017)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 17, 2018

Get Out seems like a simple enough premise. Ridiculously simple even. We’ve seen it millions of times in rom-coms or other fare. It’s the fateful day when the significant other is being taken to meet the parents. Whether they pass this test will have irreversible repercussions on the ent read more