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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 30, 2020

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Directed by Ronald Neame Written by Jay Presson Allen from a novel by Muriel Sparks 1969/US IMDb link Repeat viewing/YouTube   This study of delusion and comeuppance has held up very well over the years. The action takes place over several years in the mid-1930s.   read more

The Impossibly Difficult Name that Movie Game

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 30, 2020

A bald-headed man on a deserted looking road. Could he be a hitchhiker? We'll let you ponder that. Guess the name of the film that this screenshot was taken from and you could win a prize, that's how the games goes! If you want to read more about the rules, simply click here.  read more

Western RoundUp: Streaming Westerns at Home

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Laura Grieve on Mar 30, 2020

Western RoundUp: Streaming Westerns at Home This month many of us find ourselves unexpectedly forced to stay home for an indefinite period, so I thought this would be the right time to take a look at some excellent Westerns which are available for streaming. A good Western is always a welcome div read more

The Other Side of The Wind (2018): Resurrecting Orson Welles

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 30, 2020

With the name of Orson Welles comes any number of conflicting connotations not far removed from his greatest achievement: Citizen Kane. However, if we had to try and pinpoint an apt superlative it would fall somewhere in between a mythic and Brobdingnagian titan of cinema. He was a personality like read more

CAFTAN WOMAN'S CHOICE: ONE FOR APRIL ON TCM

Caftan Woman Posted by on Mar 30, 2020

Julio (newsboy): "How's Martin Rome making out? ... I see his mother heading to church every day. I think he'd've saved 'em some grief if he'd died." Lt. Candella: "Maybe you're right. See you tomorrow." Involved in a shootout where he killed a cop, Martin Rome (Richard Conte) is in police custo read more

Cinema '62: A Book Review

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Mar 30, 2020

In their new book Cinema '62: The Greatest Year at the Movies, authors Stephen Farber and Michael McClellan set out to dispel the popular notion that 1939 was the best year for movies. Farber, a former president of the Los Angeles Critics Association, and McClellan, a former senior executive for Lan read more

Musical Monday: The Life of the Party (1937)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Mar 30, 2020

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 Life of the Party (1937 read more

More 'stylish striking' pictures

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 30, 2020

Today;s entry features some more delightful Carole Lombard photos available via eBay. Take this, for example, a heretofore unseen image of her taken at Columbia, although I can't immediately associate it with any of the five films she made there. Nor is there any information on the back. All I know read more

Familiar Strangers (2020, Murat Sayginer)

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 30, 2020

Once the technology gets better, something like Familiar Strangers is going to be disturbing as all hell. Director Sayginer has created a bunch of heads, using deep-fake technology to look like various famous celebrities (Maggie Gyllenhaal and Luke Evans are the most spot on), and the top row moves read more

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness (2020) s01e02 – Cult of Personality

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 30, 2020

Somehow this episode manages to bury the lede. Will I spoil that lede? Not yet, but probably. “Tiger King” is a masterwork of manipulation as far as narrative non-fiction. Directors Rebecca Chaiklin and Eric Goode have a great sense of what to hold back and what to get out there. For example, a read more

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness (2020) s01e03 – The Secret

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 30, 2020

Has Michelle Pfeiffer ever played a femme fatale? I almost want to say no, which will make Tim Burton’s Tigers even better. Because Carole Baskin sure does seem like she killed her second husband, rich guy Don Lewis (it’s unclear how he got rich but they’re in Florida so it doesn’t seem like read more

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018) s01e10 – The Witching Hour

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 30, 2020

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Ross Maxwell co-write, sending off of “Sabrina”’s first season, with a deus ex machine of an episode where Michelle Gomez decides she’s been waiting too long for Kiernan Shipka to embrace the Dark Lord and it’s time to get drastic about things. If Gomez can’t sabotage read more

Flimsy’s Mewsings (2020)

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 30, 2020

Flimsy’s Mewsings is approximately thirty-seven single page comic strips—there’s one two-pager, a recipe—of adorable kitten Flimsy offering life advance. Gentle stuff like be kind to yourself, remember the lesson and forget the mistake, be genuinely interested in other people, email the friends read more

Z (1969)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 29, 2020

Z Directed by Costa-Gavras Written by Jorge Semprún from of Vasilis Vasilikos 1969/France/Algeria IMDb link One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Repeat viewing/Criterion Channel Not a comfort watch for Lockdown but a a masterpiece of political cinema. In an unnamed country (clearly Greece) read more

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018) s01e09 – The Returned Man

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 29, 2020

This episode could also be called Everything Falls Apart. It puts Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka) through one ringer after another; Shipka’s antics of the last couple episodes have resulted in some very bad, very dangerous situations—soulless cannibalistic husk people bad and dangerous—and she doesn’t read more

You Can’t Get Away with Murder (1939, Lewis Seiler)

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 29, 2020

The You in You Can’t Get Away With Murder refers to Billy Halop, nineteen year-old punk kid who doesn’t respect what sister Gale Page sacrifices for him and instead runs around with neighborhood tough Humphrey Bogart. They knock over gas stations, they play pool, it’s a good life… at least until read more

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness (2020) s01e01 – Not Your Average Joe

The Stop Button Posted by on Mar 29, 2020

First off, let’s just get the following statements out of the way. Netflix needs to hire Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski and Tim Burton to make “Tiger King” into a movie and they need to cast Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Val Kilmer. George Clooney can stunt cameo. It’s what we read more

Carole and Shirley, 'Now And Forever'

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on Mar 29, 2020

As we remain in self-isolation, let's celebrate Carole Lombard and her last surviving co-star, Shirley Temple, in their 1934 Paramount drama "Now And Forever." Within months, Temple would become a mega-star at Twentieth Century-Fox, and years later she praised Lombard for her generous personality wh read more

Classic Movies to watch during COVID-19: “The Spiral Staircase”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Mar 29, 2020

Classic Movies to watch during COVID-19: “The Spiral Staircase” The Spiral Staircase (1946) directed by Robert Siodmak is one of my favorite films. During this time when most of us are confined to our homes, I thought it would be interesting to review this classic. The Spiral St read more

Hello, Dolly! (1969)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 28, 2020

Hello, Dolly! Directed by Gene Kelly Written by Ernest Lehman from a play by Thornton Wilder 1969/US IMDb link Repeat viewing/YouTube rental Not my favorite musical but cheerful enough for the Lockdown. The setting is 1890’s New York.  Widow Dolly Levi (Barbra Streisand) is an expert at arrang read more
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