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Two Cars, One Night (2004, Taika Waititi)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on May 8, 2019

Trying to describe Two Cars, One Night without getting schmaltzy might be difficult. It’s sublime, gentle, tender, funny, brilliant, inspired, exceptional. Director Waititi’s just as phenomenal directing his young actors as he is at composing the shots to emphasize their experiences; specifically, read more

The Rom Com Fest lowdown: Schedule, ticket info and more

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on May 8, 2019

Good news for those of us who get a kick out of romantic comedy, just as Carole Lombard and John Barrymore did in "Twentieth Century" 85 years ago: Next month in Los Angeles, the genre will be celebrated with the inaugural Rom Com Fest, specifically from June 20-23.Variety even publicized it yesterd read more

Uncommon Ladies of Noir: Jeanne Crain

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on May 8, 2019

Uncommon Ladies of Noir: Jeanne Crain Sweet-faced Jeanne Crain was perhaps best-known for her performances in such fluffy, lighthearted romps as State Fair (1945), Margie (1946), and Cheaper By the Dozen (1950). But Crain also shared her talents with the dark side, with appearances in three featu read more

The Navigator

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on May 8, 2019

(1924) Directed by Buster Keaton and Donald Crisp; Written by Clyde Bruckman, Joseph A. Mitchell and Jean C. Havez: Starring: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, and Frederick Vroom; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: **** “Rollo Treadway – Heir to the Treadway fortune – read more

Enemy (2013)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on May 8, 2019

Canada, Spain / 91 minutes / color / Pathé, Entertainment One, Telefilm Canada, Instituto de la Cinematografia y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Corus, Televisión Española, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Société de Développement des Enterprises Culturelles Québec, Rhombus, Roxbury, micro_scope, read more

From the Archives: The Chalk Garden ( 1964 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on May 8, 2019

At the dinner table, "Puppy" ( Felix Alymer ) relates a juicy tale to Laurel ( Hayley Mills ) about one of the criminal cases he had to judge years ago. Maitland ( John Mills ) looks on in this lobby card scene from the delightful mystery/drama The Chalk Garden ( 1964 ).  From the Archives&nbs read more

STARDUST ELEGANCE: An opinion on simplicity and people.

Stardust and Shadows Posted by Terry on May 8, 2019

Watching film for the  sheer enjoyment of it can  sometimes be  overpowering in the amount one  views.  I thought it  would a  good time to step back  -a  type of intermission-  and  look one of the admirable aspects of picture watching which is overlooked: its simplicity.  Embodying simplicity read more

Tonight, meet cute on TCM

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on May 7, 2019

Many Carole Lombard fans and readers of Carole & Co. are fans of Turner Classic Movies as well, so there's a good chance you probably know what'll be on the channel later today. In case you don't, though, it's a tribute to that staple of romantic comedies, the "meet cute."The term refers to a distin read more

THE HOLLYWOOD GANGSTERS BLOGTHON: Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937)

Caftan Woman Posted by on May 7, 2019

Annette Bochenek of Hometowns to Hollywood is hosting The Hollywood Gangsters Blogathon from May 6th to the 8th. Click HERE for all the tough guys and molls. Inspector Chan (Warner Oland) and his son, Lee (Keye Luke) of Hawaii plan to be nothing but tourists when their ocean l read more

Pre-Code on DVD: Constance Bennett in Our Betters (1933)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on May 7, 2019

I’m a big fan of pre-code Constance Bennett, with her razor sharp hip bones and saucy quips. She doesn’t get nearly enough credit for her contribution to the lively adult-themed flicks of that time. While Our Betters (1933) is not the best of those films, Bennett is reliably excellent as read more

book: The Liar’s Girl (2018) by Catherine Ryan Howard

Noirish Posted by John Grant on May 7, 2019

Ten years ago Alison Smith, a university student in Dublin, fled to a new life in the Netherlands after her boyfriend, Will Hurley, confessed to being the Canal Killer, serial murderer of five young women whose bodies had been found in the city’s Grand Canal, his final victim being AlisonR read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on May 6, 2019

“I ain’t so tough.” –James Cagney as Tom Powers When reflecting upon the many gangster-focused films in classic cinema, The Public Enemy (1931) comes to mine as a quintessential film depicting a city’s criminal underworld in prohibition-era America. An all-talking Pre- read more

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956, Don Siegel)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on May 6, 2019

The longest continuous stretch of Invasion of the Body Snatchers is about fifteen minutes (the film runs eighty). Small California city doctor Kevin McCarthy and his long-lost lady friend Dana Wynter have just spent the night holed up in his office, hiding from their neighbors, who have all been re read more

Albert Finney Hunts Wolfen in NYC

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on May 6, 2019

Albert Finney and friend. For years, I felt an irresistible impulse to indulge in Albert Finney's two 1980 horror/sci fi films whenever they were available. I finally got over the urge to watch Looker after reviewing it for this blog a few years ago. It's a terrible movie and I think that documenti read more

Musical Monday: The Student Prince (1954)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on May 6, 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: The Student Prince – Musica read more

AVENGERS: ENDGAME And The Idea Of Fan Service

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on May 6, 2019

I've seen AVENGERS: ENDGAME twice so far (don't worry, I'm not going to give out any spoilers). It's a helluva movie, and a fitting climax to a decade's worth of nearly two-dozen films. What impressed me most about ENDGAME was the character interaction. If you've watched the majority of the Marvel read more

She's back, and single!

Carole & Co. Posted by carole_and_co on May 6, 2019

When this photo of Carole Lombard was taken on the steps of the Carson City (Nev.) courthouse on the morning of Aug. 18, 1933, she was technically married to fellow actor William Powell. That would change come afternoon when she was granted a divorce after two-plus years of marriage.Having establish read more

Quando Paris Alucina (1964) / Paris When It Sizzles (1964)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on May 6, 2019

Quando Paris Alucina (1964) / Paris When It Sizzles (1964) Dez anos depois de sua última parceria, “Sabrina” (1954), William Holden e Audrey Hepburn se encontraram novamente em um estúdio de cinema – ou melhor, em dois estúdios de cinema. “Quando Paris Alucina” read more

Review: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 5, 2019

“Never apologize, it’s a sign of weakness.” ~ John Wayne as Nathan Brittles Instigated by one of the cataclysmic massacres of the West, Custer’s Last Stand, the word is sent by telegraph and pony express all across the country. Simultaneously, members of numerous tribes incl read more

The Sword of Doom (1966)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on May 5, 2019

The Sword of Doom (Dai-bosatsu toge) Directed by Kihachi Omamoto Written by Shinobu Hashimoto from a novel by Kaizan Nakazato 1966/Japan Takarazuka Eiga Company Ltd./Toho Company First viewing/Netflix rental Everything about this ultra-violent samurai movie spells masterpiece. Ryonosuke Tsukue (Tets read more