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Seattle International Film Festival 2016: George Sanders Steals Everything in A Scandal in Paris (1946)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on May 24, 2016

This past Sunday, while Captain America boomed away in the next theater, a near-capacity crowd enjoyed George Sanders being his slippery best in Douglas Sirk's A Scandal in Paris (1946). It felt like a minor victory that a small part of Pacific Place Theaters was given to such an unusual classic. L read more

Mad Max (1979)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 23, 2016

This is where it all began and honestly, I knew so little about it. You have Mel Gibson and about everyone else is unknown to me. But that’s fun, because they are a population that’s made up of clean slates. I have no expectations for them so they’re constantly engaging me and alte read more

[BASP] Caddyshack (1980, Harold Ramis) / Caddyshack II (1988, Allan Arkush)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on May 23, 2016

The Best of An Alan Smithee Podcast: Episode Twenty-four Caddyshack (1980, Harold Ramis) / Caddyshack II (1988, Allan Arkush) Originally posted: June 7, 2013 Subscribe via iTunes. read more

Pal Joey (1957)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on May 23, 2016

Pal Joey Directed by George Sidney Written by Dorothy Kingsley from the musical play book by John O’Hara 1957/USA Essex Productions/George Sidney Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental We get Rita Hayworth’s last film appearance, some great standards from Sinatra, and Kim Novak at read more

1001 Classic Movies: The Little Foxes

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on May 23, 2016

The Little Foxes starring Bette Davis, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). Throughout May, I'll celebrate the 75th anniversa read more

Everything's Copasetic when Bill Robinson Dances

Classic Reel Girl Posted by Bonnie on May 23, 2016

This entry is part of the Gotta Dance! Blogathon hosted by Classic Reel Girl on May 25th. Click here to view more fabulous entries celebrating dance in film. ~  ~  ~ On Wednesday, May 25th, we celebrate National Tap Dance Day and the birth of the King of Tap himself, Bill "Bojangles" R read more


Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on May 23, 2016

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ bylaws denied eligibility for Oscar nominations or consideration to artists who were blacklisted. This practice was abandoned in early 1959.  The Caribbean romance film Island in the Sun was noted as groundbreaking for its two inter-racial rom read more

TCM Classic Film Festival 2016: The “Pre-Show”

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on May 23, 2016

 2016 Turner Classic Movies Film Festival The “Pre-Show” On Tuesday, April 27th, at approximately 4:15am (EST) I stepped out of my apartment, wide-eyed and bushy-tailed, and stepped into the backseat of an awaiting taxi. Now, I’m sure you’re wondering not only why I would be awake at read more

To Catch a Thief (1955)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on May 23, 2016

To Catch a Thief (1955) On May 23, 2016 By CarolIn Uncategorized No one has ever claimed that To Catch a Thief is the best Hitchcock film. It’s probably not even in the top 10, but it is undeniably one of his most widely beloved. Because there’s nothin read more

Happy Birthday Douglas Fairbanks: Five Swashbuckling Facts

Classic Movies Posted by KC on May 23, 2016

Image Source Though he is mostly only remembered by classic movie fans today, actor, producer and studio owner Douglas Fairbanks was one of the most important and influential figures of early Hollywood. He was a founding member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, presented at the or read more

23 Paces to Baker Street (or, Van Johnson's Rear Window)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on May 23, 2016

Van Johnson and Vera Miles in lieu of Stewart and Kelly. Although based on a 1938 novel by Philip MacDonald, this 1956 London-set mystery owes a lot to Rear Window (1954). In Hitchcock's classic, James Stewart was a wheelchair-bound photographer who enlists the aid of his girlfriend and house-keepe read more

Musical Monday: Nancy Goes to Rio (1950)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on May 23, 2016

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: Nancy Goes to Rio (1940)– read more

Kristen Recasts the Classics: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on May 23, 2016

Technically, American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy stole my thunder on this with the recent announcement that Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon would take on the roles of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in a television exploration of the making of Baby Jane called Feud. The early bird catches the w read more

DILLINGER (1973) On Blu-ray

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on May 22, 2016

Arrow Video puts out another great home video release with their special edition of John Milius' directorial debut, DILLINGER. John Dillinger's stint as Depression-era  America's Public Enemy No. 1 was brief, but it was enough to catapult him into a folk legend. Dillinger has appeared as a cha read more

A Nós a Liberdade / A Nous La Liberté (1931)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on May 22, 2016

A Nós a Liberdade / A Nous La Liberté (1931) Todos os dias eu durmo e acordo com um poster de “A Nós a Liberdade” em cima da cabeceira da minha cama. Dos oito posters que enfeitam o meu quarto, este é o mais esquisito, o mais diferente, o que representa o filme mais desconhecido read more

CCU38: The Manchurian Candidate

Criterion Blues Posted by Aaron West on May 22, 2016

May 22 Posted by aaronwest Mark, Aaron and Paul Cobb look at John Frankenheimer’s political thriller, The Manchurian Candidate. We explore the originality and how it influenced other paranoia films, how it spoke to the spirit of the 1960s, as a satire towards McCarthyism, and how it has remai read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 22, 2016

“When I ask him these questions and he answers, I haven’t got the faintest idea what he’s going to say, and what he says astounds me with his wisdom.” –Edgar Bergen I am a huge fan of old time radio. In fact old time radio shows are the only recordings on my iPod at present! In read more

From the Archives : An Ideal Husband ( 1947 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 22, 2016

The conniving Mrs. Chevely ( Paulette Goddard ) discusses her terms of blackmail with Sir Roger Chiltern ( Hugh Williams ) at the Chiltern's annual ball in Alexander Korda's An Ideal Husband. What a sly one she is!  From the Archives is our latest series of posts where we share photos from the read more

1956 Recap and 10 Favorite Films

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on May 22, 2016

I have now watched 102 films released in 1956.  The complete list is here. My new randomized viewing schedule worked in keeping me interested.  In fact, the random number generator saved some of the best films for last this time! 1956 is not noted as a “great” year in film history but read more

Seattle International Film Festival 2016: Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu of MST3K Riff on Glen or Glenda (1953)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on May 22, 2016

SIFF staffers sent this guy to the front of the line when they saw his Tom Servo robot I started Seattle International Film Festival 2016 with a bang, watching a midnight screening at the SIFF Egyptian Theater. And I can't think of a better time to watch Mystery Science Theater 3000 legends Frank read more