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The Epic of Everest

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Sep 24, 2021

(1924) Written and directed by Captain John Noel; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: *****  “To us Everest was but a mountain – a thing of rock and ice and snow. To the Tibetans she was more – she was what they named her, ‘Chomolungma,’ ‘Goddess Mother of read more

THE 8TH ANNUAL RULE BRITANNIA BLOGATHON: The Lavender Hill Mob, 1951

Caftan Woman Posted by on Sep 24, 2021

A Shroud of Thoughts is the place to be this weekend for the 8th Annual Rule Britannia Blogathon courtesy of our host, Terence Towles Canote. My contribution is a look at the old favourite from Ealing, The Lavender Hill Mob, 1951."The events and characters portrayed in this film are fictitious and a read more

WORLD CINEMA: Charlotte and Her Boyfriend (1958)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Sep 23, 2021

WORLD CINEMA: Charlotte and Her Boyfriend (1958) On September 23, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized Granted, it’s a 12-minute short so we don’t get to look at Jean-Paul Belmondo for as long as we’d like. Granted, his voice is dubbed by director Jean-Lu read more

Sweet Bird of Youth (1962): Paul Newman and Geraldine Page

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

“I like you. You’re a nice monster.” – Chance Wayne “Well, I was born a monster.” – Alexandra Del Lago In this interchange between Paul Newman and Geraldine Page, I couldn’t help adding my own connotations. Alexandra Del Lago was born a monster. Chanc read more

Film Noir Review: The Harder They Fall (1956)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Danilo Castro on Sep 23, 2021

“Some guys can sell out; some guys can’t.” Humphrey Bogart is the icon of film noir. Despite working tirelessly in genres like drama, romance, and comedy, the man affectionately known as “Bogie” is best remembered for the dozen or so noir films he made between 1940 and his death read more

Watching 1939: Boys’ Reformatory (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 23, 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

Talking about Clerks

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Sep 23, 2021

My friends Brian Wilkins and Mike Gutierrez and I chat about that classic cult film and workplace comedy. Listen in! read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Sep 23, 2021

There is nothing quite like seeing a movie on the big screen–let alone a double feature that celebrates one of the greatest actors of all time in a venue that is particularly special and appealing. In the case of Heartland International Film Festival (HIFF), Jimmy Stewart is a a staple in thei read more

Western RoundUp: Preview – 2021 Lone Pine Film Festival

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on Sep 22, 2021

Western RoundUp: Preview – 2021 Lone Pine Film Festival The 31st Lone Pine Film Festival – October 7-10, 2021 After a challenging year and a half, it’s wonderful to see some beloved aspects of “normalcy” returning here in the United States. One such example is the read more

Offbeat Blu-ray Review: The Window

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Sep 22, 2021

Distributor: Warner Brothers Release Date: September 21, 2021 Region: Region A Length: 01:13:27 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: 2.0 English Mono DTS-HD Master Audio Subtitles: English SDH Ratio: 1.37:1 Notes: This is the film’s North American Blu-ray debut. “He lived in two worlds at read more

Let's Fall in Love ( 1933 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Sep 21, 2021

Edmund Lowe is a name that is instantly recognizable and yet, even among classic film fans, he is often overlooked as an actor. This gentleman was a leading player in numerous silent films and, after having successfully transitioned to talking pictures, continued to be a big player up until the mid- read more

The Young Philadelphians (1959): Paul Newman Takes on Family Skeletons

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

What’s most intriguing about The Young Philadelphians is how it manages to be a composite of several standalone genres. It’s a rags-to-riches tale. There’s romance. Stunning courtroom drama. But the sinew holding it together are sudsy soap opera tendencies. Like most any life, our read more

Five Favorite Films: Bette Davis

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Sep 20, 2021

It's really difficult for me to pick only five films for Bette Davis. She's one of my favorite stars, and her career spanned decades, with juicy, memorable roles from her early years right up to her death in 1989 at the age of 81. She was nominated for 11 Best Actress Oscars and won twice, first for read more

The Alternate Movie Title Game (Gregory Peck Edition)

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Sep 20, 2021

Here are the rules: We will provide an "alternate title" for a Gregory Peck film 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--just be able to defend it!&n read more

Musical Monday: Song of the Open Road (1944)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 20, 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: Song of the Open Road (1944 read more

Cinemallennials: Casablanca (1942)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Sep 20, 2021

Cinemallennials: Casablanca (1942) 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 this episode, read more

CRY MACHO

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 19, 2021

 The most important thing about CRY MACHO is that a 90-year old Clint Eastwood produced, directed, and starred in a major studio motion picture during a very complicated time in America. That fact is a testament to Eastwood's work ethic and no-nonsense attitude. As for the movie itself, it read more

Tramp, Tramp, Tramp

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Sep 19, 2021

 (1926) Directed by: Harry Edwards; Written by: Frank Capra, Tim Whelan, Hal Conklin, J. Frank Holliday, Gerald C. Duffy and Murray Roth; Starring: Harry Langdon, Joan Crawford, Edwards Davis, Tom Murray and Alec B. Francis; Available on DVD (included on Harry Langdon… The Forgotten Clown read more

COLD WAR CREATURES: FOUR FILMS FROM SAM KATZMAN On Blu-ray From Arrow

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 18, 2021

 Arrow Video does it again with another amazing Blu-ray box set to warm the hearts of cult movie geeks. COLD WAR CREATURES: FOUR FILMS FROM SAM KATZMAN features a quartet of low-budget genre films produced by B-movie maven Sam Katzman for Columbia Pictures in the mid 1950s. The movies are read more
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