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The Devil’s Eye (1960)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 28, 2017

The Devil’s Eye (Djävulens öga) Directed by Ingmar Bergman Written by Ingmar Bergman from a radio play by Bergman and Oluf Bang 1960/Sweden Svensk Filmindustri First viewing/FilmStruck Bergman balances out the torment of 1960’s The Virgin Spring with this little comedy. The film is read more

The Blot (1921, Lois Weber)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 28, 2017

The Blot has a lot of plot. Lot of plot. Director Weber fills the film with characters and subplots–unfortunately, not many of the supporting cast get credited so I’ll just have to compliment based on their characters. The main plot is about rich college kid Louis Calhern who discovers–because read more

This Week in History - Mar 26 to Apr 1

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Mar 28, 2017

Everything you need to know about the goings-ons and gossip from this week in Precode Hollywood. 1929: Court Limb Exhib in Masseuse Case: Mae Murray will have to shell out $2,000 just because Alice White has pretty legs. No sooner had Miss White exhibited her undraped extremities to the judge an read more

o/t: a minor hiatus

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Mar 27, 2017

The more observant of you may have noticed that there was no Saturday posting on Noirish, and that since last Wednesday I’ve been neither replying to comments here nor posting comments elsewhere. This is because I’ve spent the past several days in hospital with pulmonary oedema (note fan read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Mar 27, 2017

This January I reviewed Robert Matzen's excellent book on the tragic plane crash that took the life of Carole Lombard as she was returning from a War Bond Rally. Matzen's latest work also involves a Hollywood legend and World War II. MISSION--JIMMY STEWART AND THE FIGHT FOR EUROPE details the actor' read more

The River Fuefuki (1960)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 27, 2017

The River Fuefuki Directed by Keisuki Kinoshita Written by Keisuki Kinoshita from a novel by Shichiru Fukazawa 1960/Japan Shochiku Ofuna First viewing/FilmStruck Kinoshita was certainly an uneven director.  I thought this anti-war film was up there with his brilliant The  Ballad of Narayama. It read more

La Ronde (1950)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 27, 2017

If you know anything about director Max Ophuls you might realize his preoccupation with the cycling of time and storyline, even in visual terms. He initiates La Ronde with a lengthy opening shot that, of course, involves stairs (one of his trademarks), and the introduction of our narrative by a man read more

Lyndsy Spence’s New Book: These Great Ladies

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Mar 27, 2017

Prolific author Lyndsy Spence has recently published her new book: These Great Ladies. This author, who’s fascinated with 20th century’s ladies, chose to present us a portrait of eight aristocratic women whose lives can certainly seduce our curiosity. Lyndsy Spence explores the lives of read more

1001 Classic Movies: Planet of the Apes (1968)

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Mar 27, 2017

Planet of the Apes (1968), starring Charlton Heston, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). The new film Kong: Skull Island (20 read more

Bells Are Ringing (1960)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Mar 27, 2017

Bells Are Ringing Directed by Vincente Minnelli Written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their musical play 1960/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing?/Amazon Instant Back before cell phones, back before voice mail, and back before answering machines, there were human beings picking up our m read more

Maedchen in Uniform ( 1931 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 27, 2017

"What you call evil, I call the great Spirit of Love, which has a thousand forms..." Manuela ( Hertha Thiele ), a sensitive 14-year old child, is sent by her aunt to a strict boarding school for officer's daughters operated by headmistress Frau Oberin ( Emila Unda ), a stern Prussian who believes th read more

Director | Edward Burns

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 27, 2017

At multiple points throughout his career, Edward Burns has been a disappointment. He’s not currently a disappointment–in fact, his now five-year absence from feature filmmaking is distressing, given his last film’s success; Fitzgerald Family Christmas is great. But many times over his eleven film, read more

EARLY WOMEN FILMMAKERS BLOGATHON: Dorothy Arzner and Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)

Caftan Woman Posted by Caftan Woman on Mar 27, 2017

Fritzi of Movies Silently is hosting the Early Women Filmmakers Blogathon sponsored by the Flicker Alley release Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology. The blogathon is running from March 27th to 29th and you can click HERE for the contributions. Meet Joan Prentice (Sylvia S read more

Warner Archive Blu-ray: Alan Arkin Terrorizes Audrey Hepburn in Wait Until Dark (1967)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Mar 27, 2017

Though I will never get over the trauma of my first viewing of Wait Until Dark (1967), I have returned to it several times over the years. Even once you know its secrets, it retains its stomach churning power to chill. It is also a showcase for some of the best performances of its stars, Audrey Hepb read more

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Mar 27, 2017

Albert Finney as Arthur. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning is one of the many working-class social dramas that proliferated throughout British cinema during the late 1950s and the 1960s. These films were inspired, in part, by the "angry young men" genre that began with John Osborne's 1956 stage pla read more

How Bette Davis Mesmerizes us in The Letter

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Mar 27, 2017

Bette Davis was one of the most iconic and talented actresses to ever grace the silver screen. She’s remembered for her strong personality, her impressive tact, her unique eyes and, of course, all those classics she starred in such as Jezebel, All About Eve, Now Voyager and many others. Excep read more

Results for the 3rd Round of The Wonderful World of Cinema’s Cast (and Crew) Competition 11

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Mar 27, 2017

Many thanks to the voters of the 3rd round of The cast Photos Competition! Here are the results: Sadly, as you can see, the level of participation for this round was lower than the other ones, but I hope we’ll catch up with the next round, which should be published soon! read more

The Wonderful World of Cinema’s Cast (and Crew) Photos Competition: Round 4

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Mar 27, 2017

We’re already at the 4th round of The Wonderful World of Cinema’s Cast (and Crew) Photos Competition! The last one before the big final! With only 6 photos left, this round contains 3 matches of 3 photos each. If you want to know more about this competition, please click here for more i read more

Book Review: Arthur Kennedy, Man of Characters (Meredith C. Macksoud)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Mar 27, 2017

For almost two years now, I’m only reading biography books (except for half of Wuthering Heights, The Moment of the Wedding and 1984). I find these fascinating (if they are well-written) and they allow me to discover interesting stuff about the personalities I admire. Remember when I wrote tha read more

Behind the Door (1919) DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway Contest (via Twitter in April)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Mar 27, 2017

Behind the Door DVD/Blu-Ray Giveaway Contest  1919 Silent starring Hobart Bosworth, Jane Novak and Wallace Beery Okay, it’s time for our next Giveaway! In celebration of its April 4th release date in just a few days… CMH will be giving away FIVE COPIES of  the newly-restored 1919 silent classic, read more