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
Lon......Read Laura’s article
TCM host Ben Mankiewicz, grandson of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz
Among classic movie lovers, the topic of the greatest film of all time is one that always leads to a lot of controversy. I tend to be an outlier when I read such lists. I?m shocked by all the people who call?Vertigo?the best f......Read Danny’s article
Silents are Golden: A Closer Look at ? Sunrise (1927)
German director F.W. Murnau, probably best known for his horror classic Nosferatu (1922), is also renowned for his masterpiece Sunrise (1927). This beautifully stylized drama about the travails of a young rural couple has universal appeal ? it......Read Lea’s article
Silver Screen Standards: Claude Rains
I couldn?t decide between several movies I had in mind for this month?s column, and then I realized that they all had something in common ? Claude Rains.
Rains is one of those actors whose presence makes any film better, whether he?s appearing in melodram......Read Jennifer’s article
Not all movie monsters fade away with the end credits.
They might make a lasting impression because of their greatness (Universal monsters), uniqueness (The Blob) or silliness (Attack of the Killer Shrews). They can feed on our fears or leave us with new ones like being afraid to swim in the ocea......Read Toni’s article
Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Erich Von Stroheim, born September 22, 1885! To quote Sunset Blvd, ?There were three young directors who showed promise in those days: D. W. Griffith, Cecil B. DeMille, and Max Von Mayerling.? If you?re familiar with the film, which I’m sure you are, you... Read more...
Born September 23, 1945 Child Actor Paul Petersen Child star Paul Petersen started his acting career at age 10 as a Mouseketeer on the Mickey Mouse Club.?His most notable film roles include playing Cary Grant’s son David in Houseboat (1958) and, much later (at age 22), playing Fred MacMurray’s... Read more...
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, I tal......Read more
Celebrating Robert Taylor with Author Gillian Kelly
After dedicating 10 years to researching and writing about Robert Taylor, I was delighted to be asked to be a guest speaker at Gage County Classic Film Institute?s 110th birthday celebration for the actor taking place in his home state of Nebras......Read more
Cinemallennials: The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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 epi......Read more