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The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Jan 25, 2021

 I'm currently reading Alan K. Rode's mammoth biography of film director Michael Curtiz. It's a fascinating book, and a long-overdue examination of a filmmaker that never seems to get the attention he deserves. One of the revelatory parts of the biography is the coverage of Curtiz's movie read more

American Madness (1932) and The Capra-Riskin Connection

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 25, 2021

The entire premise is set around National Bank in New York City during The Depression. If it’s not enough explanation already, at least we have some hint of where we might be headed. American Madness is an obvious relic of the saucier years of Capra and Riskin before the production codes set read more

The Five Best Inspirational Sports Movies

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jan 25, 2021

As you peruse our list, note that these are our picks for the five best inspirational sports movies. There are many other fine movies about sports (A League of Their Own), sports figures (Brian's Song, The Pride of the Yankees), and sports-related stories (Field of Dreams). The aim of the movie read more

Musical Monday: The Benny Goodman Story

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jan 25, 2021

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 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week’s musical: The Benny Goodman Story read more

Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on Jan 24, 2021

Face-Hugging Dreams of Breathing: Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien Visionary and terrifying, Ridley Scott’s Alien hybridized the horror and science-fiction genres in 1979 to effectively launch a new subgenre, and countless clones have since borrowed from its DNA. Space-aged operatics and laser battles have read more

My Top Films of 2020

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 23, 2021

These are some of the films that I enjoyed from 2020. Because I watched more new releases than is typical in the last few years, I went ahead and wrote capsule length reviews to keep it more manageable. Enjoy! Minari  Minari plays as another perspective on the American Dream. It’s an immigrant stor read more

Rd 4 Land Yacht Car Tourney

All Good Things Posted by monty on Jan 23, 2021

 Match 1: 57 Desoto Fireflite vs 64 Cadillac Series 62https://www.poll-maker.com/poll3366886x0b914567-103Match 2: 73 Oldsmobile Toronado vs 75 Buick Park Avenuehttps://www.poll-maker.com/poll3366891x8084ab2D-103Match 3: 67 Plymouth Fury vs 56 Continental MK IIhttps://www.poll-maker.com/poll336 read more

Leslie Howard and Bette Davis in the pre-Code classic “Of Human Bondage”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Jan 22, 2021

Leslie Howard and Bette Davis in the pre-Code classic “Of Human Bondage” Of Human Bondage (1934) is a pre-Code drama directed by John Cromwell and starring Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, and Francis Dee. The film was based on W. Somerset Maugham’s 1915 novel. The music was by Max read more

FILM NOIR STYLE Featured on Chicago's WGN Morning News

GlamAmor Posted by on Jan 22, 2021

After being featured in The Hollywood Reporter, the excitement surrounding the launch of Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s continued with this week's appearance on the WGN Morning News! It was such fun to discuss the book with the hosts of Chicago's #1 morning show. Many of you watched it on Thursda read more


GlamAmor Posted by on Jan 22, 2021

 It's been a wonderful whirlwind since the launch of Film Noir Style: The Killer 1940s on January 12. That started with the almost immediate - and surprise - coverage of my book in The Hollywood Reporter! THR is an iconic magazine that has been part of the industry since 1930, so it's an i read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Jan 22, 2021

 We're feeling terribly sneaky this Friday and decided to post an especially tricky image for this month's installment of The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game. Put your thinking caps on and see if you can solve this enigma! Not familiar with the rules of the game? Simply click her read more

Johnny Belinda (1948) and Evoking Silent Cinema

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 21, 2021

I must admit to committing an unforgivable fallacy. Maybe I’m the only perpetrator, but there might be others too. In my own mental computations, I often attribute Jane Wyman as the first wife of Ronald Reagan more than I equate her with her acting career. And though Nancy Davis hardly built read more

Watching 1939: Inquest (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Jan 21, 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

Fish Story

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jan 21, 2021

 (2009) Directed by: Yoshihiro Nakamura; Written by Tamio Hayashi; Based on the novel by Kôtarô Isaka; Starring: Atsushi Itô, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Noriko Eguchi, Hidekazu Mashima, Gaku Hamada, Mikako Tabe, Mirai Moriyama, and Kengo Kôra; Available on Blu-ray (Region B) and DVD. Rating: **** read more

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at – Way Down East (1920)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Jan 20, 2021

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at – Way Down East (1920) One of the most influential early directors of all time was D.W. Griffith, who rose to acclaim for the excellent short dramas he directed for Biograph and went on to create some of the biggest features of the 1910s. Controversial today read more

How Many Films did Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne Star in Together?

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jan 19, 2021

How many Films did Maureen O’Hara andJohn Wayne Star in Together? John Wayne and the lovely Maureen O’Hara “There’s only one woman who has been my friend over the years andby that I mean a real friend, like a man would be. That woman is Maureen O’Hara.” -John Wayne, read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 19, 2021

Miss Wiggins: Maybe, someday, you will meet a prince, and you’ll live happily ever after. Connie: Those fairy stories haven’t come true for over 100 years, Miss Wiggins. Miss Wiggins: Fiddlesticks! We just have to dust them off…streamline them a bit. —First Love (1939) While read more

The Yearling (1946): A Boy and His Deer

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 19, 2021

“When I was a child I spake like a child…” ~ 1 Corinthians 13 Like the previous year’s Valley of Decision, The Yearling opens with an establishing shot paired with Gregory Peck’s voice, this time in a folksier register. Aside from being unoriginal, one can hardly conde read more

TECHNICOLOR NOIR: The Man Who Watched Trains Go By, 1952

Caftan Woman Posted by on Jan 18, 2021

The man who watched trains go by, particularly the Paris Express is Kees Popinga. Kees has a comfortable life in Groningen, the Netherlands. Set in his ways, he is a reliable bookkeeper and a reliable husband and father. It is the trains that spark the romance in his soul. He imagines the places the read more

The Alternate Movie Title Game (Movie of the Week Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jan 18, 2021

Here are the rules: We will provide an "alternate title" for a film that aired on the ABC Movie of the Week and ask you to name the actual film. Most of these are pretty easy. Please answer no more than three questions per day so others can play. You may have an answer other than the intended one--j read more