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Wolffianclassicmoviesdigest Posted by Joey on May 23, 2019

Cocktails, wisecracks, and murder:the charm of the thin man The Thin Man movies are always charming and fun little gems you can sit down and watch again and again. The magical charm of those movies is the duo of William Powell and Myrna Loy as the effervescent husband and wife team of Nick and Nora read more

No Man of Her Own (1950)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 22, 2019

Helen Ferguson (Barbara Stanwyck) is slighted by her slimy boyfriend who ditches her for a blonde and the only thing he offers her in return is a train ticket out of town. What can she do but take it dejectedly with barely any money, 8-months pregnant, without any future at all? She’s in a read more

Hollow Creek (2016)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on May 22, 2019

vt Haunting in Hollow Creek US / 116 minutes / color / Newfoundland, First Edge, FilmRise, Cinematic Dir & Pr: Guisela Moro Scr: Guisela Moro, Steve Daron Cine: Jon Schellenger Cast: Steve Daron, Guisela Moro, Dave Ausem, Tony Reichert, Alyn Darnay, Earleen Carey, Steve Alberts, Michael Varde, A read more

PAID (1930)

Stardust and Shadows Posted by Terry on May 22, 2019

The subversive world of pre-code Hollywood continues to delight.  Each studio had a formula and star that was put into dastardly situations, usually coming out on top or with a new moral fiber.  The pleasure comes from seeing how these  film makers were blatant with their language, actions, and  read more

Some quotes from Carole, plus pics and a recipe

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on May 22, 2019

Nearly a year ago -- June 1, 2018 to be exact -- I discovered a site called "Bizarre LA" (https://bizarrela.com/) dedicated to "photography and forgotten history" of Los Angeles. One entry, dated May 10, 2016, featured "photos and quotes" from Carole Lombard. (It's part of a series saluting notables read more

Modern Musical Films Rd 2 Part 1

All Good Things Posted by monty on May 22, 2019

Here we go with Rd 2 part 1 Rd 2 Part 1: Which film do you like more? Rd 2 Part 1: Which film do you like more? Rd 2 Part 1: Which film do you like more? Rd 2 Part 1: Which film do you like more? read more

Born Free (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on May 21, 2019

Born Free Directed by James Hill and Tom McGowan Written by Lester Cole from a book by Joy Adamson 1966/UK/US Open Road Films/Atlas/Highroad First viewing/Amazon Instant   An African photo safari is on my bucket list.  Until then this pleasant entertainment will have to do. The film is based on read more

Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 21, 2019

“In the tangled networks of a great city, the telephone is the unseen link between a million lives…It is the servant of our common needs — the confidante of our inmost secrets…life and happiness wait upon its ring…and horror…and loneliness…and…death!! read more

Lights Out (2016, Savannah Bloch)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on May 21, 2019

Lights Out gets obvious way too fast given it’s a five minute short. The film opens with Alixzandra Dove in a mostly dark house, folding clothes while she talks to a friend on the phone. There’s a little exposition from the phone call—Dove’s kid has outgrown some clothes, Dove’s partner has read more

45th Annual Seattle International Film Festival: A Collage of James Mason Clips in Invest in Failure (Notes on Film 06-C, Monologue 03) (2018)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on May 21, 2019

While I think that it is usually best to go into a film cold in order to enjoy it fully, the work of Austrian filmmaker Norbert Pfaffenbichler benefits from some explanation. His experimental works are accessible, but require preparation. Invest in Failure (Notes on Film 06-C, Monologue 03) (2018), read more

Cooking with the Stars: Joan Crawford’s Meatloaf

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Samantha Ellis on May 21, 2019

Cooking with the Stars: Joan Crawford’s Meatloaf Robert Montgomery and Joan Crawford in No More Ladies (1935) When I first began my Cooking with the Stars column, I knew that there were two Old Hollywood icons who were destined to be a part of it. The first, Vincent Price, was featured in one read more

'Sacred' water

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on May 21, 2019

Carole Lombard spent quite a bit of screen time in or around water in 1937. Here, she's at Lake Arrowhead with co-star Fred MacMurray; not long before that, Carole found herself in a far less placid aquatic environment for "Nothing Sacred." Want proof? Take a look at these two pics. First: Then, aft read more

THE MAN WHO HAUNTED HIMSELF On Blu-ray From Kino

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on May 21, 2019

THE MAN WHO HAUNTED HIMSELF (1970) is a somewhat obscure British film that stars Roger Moore. The movie is a quite effective psychological thriller that gives Moore an opportunity to go against his popular image. It has just been released on Blu-ray by Kino Lorber. Moore plays Harold Pelham, a stai read more

Blood Bath (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on May 20, 2019

Blood Bath Directed by Jack Hill and Stephanie Rothman Written by Jack Hill and Stephanie Rothman 1966/US American International Pictures First viewing/YouTube This is the weakest of the several “crazed artist needs to kill to create” sub-genre of horror film I have seen. Successful arti read more

A fateful document

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on May 20, 2019

This is Carole Lombard in late 1936, signing documents in Los Angeles officially adopting that name from her birth moniker of Jane Alice Peters. Little more than a year and a half later, she'd sign another document...one that would come into play much sooner than she may have thought.It's informatio read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 20, 2019

“The story of my life is about back entrances, side doors, secrets elevators and other ways of getting in and out of places so that people won’t bother me.” –Greta Garbo One of the most iconic actresses to have made the transition from silent cinema to sound films was Greta read more

Billy Wilder's Irma la Douce

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on May 20, 2019

Irma and her dog Coquette. After ill-advisedly arresting eighteen Parisian prostitutes, the well-meaning Nestor Patou (Jack Lemmon) is fired from his job as a policeman. He takes an interest in one of the streetwalkers, Irma la Douce (Shirley MacLaine), and defends her honor when her "manager" star read more

Musical Monday: Love Me or Leave Me (1955)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on May 20, 2019

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: Love Me or Leave Me – read more

book: Take Two at Bedtime (1949; vt Deadly Duo) by Margery Allingham

Noirish Posted by John Grant on May 20, 2019

A double bill of two novellas from the immediate post-WWII years, both containing elements that are reflective of their time: in one it’s fairly central to the plot that a character is taking a long time to recover from a war wound, in the other that various central characters fled Europe and read more

Golden Boy (1939)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 20, 2019

“See you in 1960. Maybe you’ll be someone by then. ” ~ Barbara Stanwyck  At the Academy Awards in 1978, Bill Holden took a momentary aside to thank his co-presenter, Barbara Stanwyck, for her encouragement and support in helping to forge his career in its nascent stages. That pict read more
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