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Parenthood (1989): It’s a Mess and That’s Okay

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 9, 2021

There’s something apropos about baseball having such a central spot in the storyline of Parenthood because this is a movie wrapped up in the American experience from a very particular era. Yes, the euphoric joys and manifold stressors of parenting are in some form universal, but Ron HowardR read more

Watching 1939: Mystery of the White Room (1939)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Oct 8, 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

The Night of the Hunter (1955), Charles Laughton’s horrifying masterpiece

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Oct 8, 2021

The Night of the Hunter (1955), Charles Laughton’s horrifying masterpiece On October 8, 2021October 8, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized Can you believe it’s October already? I certainly can’t. But you know what that means. Horror Month is here! read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Oct 8, 2021

This year, the Heartland International Film Festival (HIFF) returns with another excellent, varied selection of films to screen and many theatrical venues to showcase! Running from Thurs., Oct. 7 to Sun., Oct. 17 with virtual and in-person viewing options, there is much to enjoy as part of HIFF̵ read more

Fredric March and Veronic Lake in Rene Clair’s “I Married a Witch”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Oct 8, 2021

Fredric March and Veronic Lake in Rene Clair’s “I Married a Witch” I Married a Witch (1942) is a romantic comedy fantasy directed by Rene Clair and starring Fredric March and Veronica Lake. The cinematography is by Ted Tetzlaff, music by Roy Webb, and costumes by Edith He read more

Five Favorite Films: Halloween Treats

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on Oct 8, 2021

Halloween is my favorite holiday, even though I'm too old for trick-or-treating and don't have a little one now to take around the neighborhood. It's an especially good time of year to revisit the movie monsters and film phantoms of Golden Age Hollywood, but there's a lot more to enjoy than the obvi read more

Melvin and Howard (1980): A “Good” Samaritan and A Millionaire

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 7, 2021

The opening sequence of Melvin and Howard takes on more and more meaning the longer the movie goes on. It’s very simple, really. We open up with some joyrider on his motorbike tearing through the desert, taking on every jump through the arid wasteland with reckless abandon. As one might suspe read more

Classic Movie Travels: Evelyn Keyes

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Oct 7, 2021

Classic Movie Travels: Evelyn Keyes Evelyn Keyes Best known for portraying Scarlett O’Hara’s little sister, Evelyn Keyes had a lengthy career that extended far beyond her time in Gone with the Wind (1939). Born Evelyn Louise Keyes on November 20, 1916, in Port Arthur, Texas, she was the daugh read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Oct 6, 2021

“I did some crazy pictures, I’ll tell you!” –Lucille Lund Among the many horror films that are visited and revisited around Halloween—or throughout the year—is a gem known as The Black Cat (1934). A Pre-Code delight, the film stars actress Lucille Lund in what is arguably read more

TCM Classic Film Festival Returns in 2022

Backlots Posted by Lara on Oct 6, 2021

Classic film fans on social media were abuzz this morning as news emerged that the TCM Classic Film Festival will return in person in 2022. After two years of virtual programming, this announcement was met with palpable joy among long-time festival attendees. Since this morning, I have seen friends read more

Belmondo before "Breathless" and the comeback of Jean Gabin

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Oct 5, 2021

Tributes to Belmondo and Gabin Kick Off a 17-Film Noir SeriesOne Sunday near the end of February 2020 I spent a sunny afternoon in the dark at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco watching the first two films in what was to be a monthly program featuring French, American and British screen adaptations read more

My Favorite/Least Favorite James Bond Ladies

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Oct 5, 2021

 I realize that in the 21st Century, referring to a person as a "Bond lady", let alone a "Bond girl", will annoy some folks...but what do you want me to call them?? This is a list of my favorite/least favorite leading female performances in the James Bond movie series. What has always crac read more

Citizens Band (1977): Radio Waves in Everywhere America

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 5, 2021

“How can such a small mind have such a big antenna?” – Paul Le Mat is Spider Citizens Band (also known as Handle With Care) is not about music. Instead, it documents the increasing craze during the 1970s for person-to-person radio communication. Initially utilized for emergency me read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Oct 4, 2021

Mark Twain: Ladies and gentlemen, William Shakespeare, the greatest author in the English language is dead…..and I feel far from well myself. —The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944) Without question, one of the greatest writers in American history–if not the greatest–was Mark Tw read more

Lives Behind the Legends: Hedy Lamarr – The Beautiful Inventor

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Arancha van der Veen on Oct 4, 2021

Lives Behind the Legends: Hedy Lamarr – The Beautiful Inventor Hedy Lamarr Hedy Lamarr is known as one of the most beautiful actresses to come out of classic Hollywood. She was so alluring, that the looks of animated characters such as Snow White and Catwoman were inspired by her. But He read more


Caftan Woman Posted by on Oct 4, 2021

 Montreal-born Gerald Mayer (Bright Road) directed this taut hostage drama from a story by Hugh King (The Threat) and actor (Armored Car Robbery) turned writer (Tootsie) Don McGuire. The disturbing screenplay is by John Monks Jr. (The House on 92nd Street).The post-war years saw changes in audi read more

The Moon-Spinners: A Disney Film With a Touch of Hitchcock

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Oct 4, 2021

Hayley Mills as Nikky.What do you get when you cross an Alfred Hitchcock suspense film with a Disney movie? The answer is something like The Moon-Spinners (1965), an attempt to transition 17-year-old Hayley Mills to more grown-up roles.The Moon-Spinners opens with musicologist Fran Ferris (Joan read more

Musical Monday: Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (1934)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Oct 4, 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: Transatlantic Merry-Go-Roun read more

My Favorite/Least Favorite James Bond Villains

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Oct 3, 2021

 James Bond Month continues with my favorite (and least favorite) James Bond villains. I'm not just going to rank the main villains here--I'll also be dealing with the henchmen....or should I say henchpeople? Or supporting villains?One thing you will notice on these Bond lists is how much I fav read more

Pre-Code Crazy: Jewel Robbery (1932)

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Oct 3, 2021

October is the cruelest month . . . for me trying to pick out a pre-Code to recommend on TCM! You see, TCM’s schedule every October features lots of horror movies, from the famous to the obscure, and if you know me at all, you know that horror movies are not my bag, man. So, once I eliminated the read more