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Monsters and Matinees: Nature Strikes Back in Eco-horror Films

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Toni Ruberto on Apr 10, 2021

Nature Strikes Back in Eco-horror Films Is there anything scarier in horror movies than the truth factor? It doesn’t matter how far-fetched the plot or how loosely it may be based in reality, just a touch of “this did happen” or “this could happen” sets me on edge. (I haven’t watched read more

Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard have a “Brief Encounter”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Apr 9, 2021

Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard have a “Brief Encounter” Brief Encounter (1945) is a British romantic film directed by David Lean and starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. The screenplay was written by Noel Coward which was based on his play Still Life (1936).Laura Jes read more

Little Man, What Now? (1934): Borzage Vs. The Depression

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 8, 2021

Little Man, What Now? is a curious title although Carl Laemmle seems to believe in the tale even giving it a public service announcement to make the point very clearly. This is a story for every man even as it seeks to document the daily problems of the world. From the opening vignette, the movie p read more

Sound of Metal

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Apr 8, 2021

I first watched Sound of Metal a few weeks before correcting my vision with laser eye surgery. Anything more than a few inches from my face was an intangible blur without glasses. After the movie, I started to question my choice to get LASIK. I worried how my vision would be after surgery. Would it read more

Watching 1939: They Made Me a Criminal (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Apr 8, 2021

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them. As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, th read more

Cinemallennials: Some Like It Hot (1959)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Dave Lewis on Apr 7, 2021

Cinemallennials: Some Like It Hot (1959) For those of you who are unfamiliar with Cinemallennials, it is a bi-weekly podcast in which I, and another millennial, watch a classic film that we’ve never seen before, and discuss its significance and relevance in today’s world. In today’s read more

Phase IV

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Apr 7, 2021

 (1974) Directed by Saul Bass; Written by Mayo Simon; Starring: Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy and Lynne Frederick; Available on Blu-ray and DVD  Rating: ****  Note: This article is an expanded version of a capsule review, originally posted in November 2014.  “They̵ read more

Only Yesterday (1933): Margaret Sullavan Shines

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 6, 2021

In the opening designs of Only Yesterday, the New York Stock Exchange is encapsulated by its usual hubbub only to hit the skids of pandemonium when the market crashes. We’re talking about the Big Crash of 1929. It plays as the backdrop to our story, very much functioning as current events. Th read more

You're Invited! Celebrate the History of OSCARS® STYLE at April 18 Event

GlamAmor Posted by on Apr 6, 2021

Join the party Sunday, April 18, as I take you through the history of Oscars® Style! In this event, we will celebrate every Best Actress winner from 1929 to 1961 - the film role that won them the award, the ensemble they wore to the ceremony, and the designer behind it. You'll also see the vari read more

I'm Smitten: The Fetching Bernice Claire and the 2 Mr. Grays

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Apr 5, 2021

It's been a while since I have been smitten with a new-to-me find (classic movie wise). Being a fan of those early days musicals, Bernice Claire has been on my radar, but I have never seen her in anything. Thanks to good old TCM, I finally got to see her in "Spring is Here," one of those impossibly read more

Silver Screen Standards: Stagecoach (1939)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Apr 5, 2021

Silver Screen Standards: Stagecoach (1939) I took a short ride in a stagecoach once, at the Old Tucson Western theme park in Arizona, and it permanently altered my impression of films like Stagecoach (1939), where travelers make long journeys in those noisy, dusty, bumpy conveyances. Anybody who read more

Hoosiers: A Tale of Inspiration and Second Chances

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Apr 5, 2021

Gene Hackman as Coach Norman.Second chances, the popularity of small town sports, and teamwork are the themes that underlie Hoosiers, a surprise 1986 boxoffice hit.Gene Hackman stars as Dale Norman, a formerly disgraced college basketball coach hired at Hickory High School. The team has only seven p read more

Musical Monday: Favorite under-the-radar musicals

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Apr 5, 2021

On April 1, 2009, I started Comet Over Hollywood — both as part of a college journalism assignment and a way to share my classic film thoughts without boring my friends on Facebook. The Musical Monday feature later started on June 3, 2013, with Rose of Washington Square (1939) as the first review. read more

Classic Movie Stars Born in Nebraska

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Apr 5, 2021

Happy National Nebraska Day! In celebration of National Nebraska Day today, April 5th, I just thought I’d share some Classic Movie Nebraska birthdays with you! Many thanks to my friend and fellow film fan @Nebraskanellie who ‘educated’ me on all the iconic stars born in Nebrask read more

Screen Classics Discussion Video Series: “Growing Up Hollywood” with Victoria Riskin, William Wellman Jr. and Alan Rode

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Apr 5, 2021

“Growing Up Hollywood” Screen Classics Discussion DebutVictoria Riskin & William Wellman Jr, moderated by Alan Rode We’re so happy to share the Very First Event in our Exclusive Classic Movie Hub Screen Classics Discussion Video Series with University Press of Kentucky and c read more

“Growing Up Hollywood” Book Giveaway: Victoria Riskin, William Wellman Jr. and Alan Rode

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Apr 5, 2021

“Growing Up Hollywood” Book GiveawayA Prize Package to Kick Off our Screen Classics Discussion Series CMH is happy to announce the very first of our year-long monthly book giveaways as part of our partnership with University Press of Kentucky! Our first book giveaway is in celebration of read more

Bette Davis Crushes Leslie Howard

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Apr 4, 2021

I read Of Human Bondage as a preteen/teen and was moved by the story of a would-be artist who eventually discovered that a simpler life of helping others was his route to happiness. As a wannabe artist myself, Philip’s journey was meaningful, even enlightening. His time practicing medicine for a poo read more

WHAT A CARVE UP! (AKA NO PLACE LIKE HOMICIDE!)

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Apr 3, 2021

 The 1961 film WHAT A CARVE UP! (released in America as NO PLACE LIKE HOMICIDE!) belongs in a small mini-genre of British thriller spoofs made in the early 1960s. The other titles in this group are the 1962 THE OLD DARK HOUSE (made by Hammer, directed by William Castle) and THE HORROR OF IT ALL read more

What’s Streaming in April on the CMH Channel at Best Classics Ever? Royal Wedding, Oliver Twist, The Snows of Kilimanjaro

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Apr 2, 2021

Our April Picks on the Classic Movie Hub ChannelApril Birthdays and Springtime Fun! Here we go… This month’s free streaming picks for our Classic Movie Hub Channel at Best Classics Ever (BCE) – the mega streaming channel for classic movies and TV shows! That said, here are some read more

THE 2021 CLASSIC LITERATURE ON FILM BLOGATHON: The Wind in the Willow, 1949 and 1983

Caftan Woman Posted by on Apr 2, 2021

Paul Batters at Silver Screen Classics is our host for The 2021 Classic Literature On Film Blogathan on April 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Access the articles here. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) grew out of bedtime stories for the Scottish author's only son Al read more
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