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Silents are Golden: A Closer Look – The General (1926)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Apr 29, 2021

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look – The General (1926) Often called one of the finest silent films of all time – some people even consider it the finest – Buster Keaton’s masterwork The General (1926) still feels wonderfully fresh nearly 100 years later. Handsomely photographed and proudly read more

Unfinished Business (1941) for Irene Dunne

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 29, 2021

Unfinished Business commences with a wedding ceremony we’re trying to place. Because it is not Irene Dunne getting married, although she stretches her famed vocal cords in lieu of a wedding march. It is her baby sister — the girl she’s mothered her entire life up to this point. No read more

Randolph Scott and Ella Rains traverse “The Walking Hills”

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Apr 29, 2021

Randolph Scott and Ella Rains traverse “The Walking Hills” The Walking Hills (1949) is a modern American western directed by John Sturges and starring Randolph Scott and Ella Raines. The cinematography was by Charles Lawton Jr. (The Lady From Shanghai, 3:10 to Yuma). The stars are s read more

You're Invited! 5th Annual FASHION IN FILM OF TCMFF Event on May 5

GlamAmor Posted by on Apr 28, 2021

Join me Wednesday, May 5 for my 5th annual Fashion in Film of TCMFF 2021! This is one of my most popular events and I know you will love this year's presentation. It will celebrate films from the 1930s to 1970s featured in the virtual TCM Classic Film Festival. And for the first time, we will delve read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Apr 28, 2021

In anticipation of the 2021 Virtual TCM Film Festival, I was delighted to interview pianist Richard Glazier about his upcoming From Broadway to Hollywood (2015) program that is part of this year’s exciting lineup. An expert interpreter of the Great American Songbook, Glazier has both personal read more

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Caftan Woman Posted by on Apr 28, 2021

 "What a story! Everything but the bloodhounds snappin' at her rear end."- All About Eve, 1950Multi-organ transplant unit at Toronto General Hospital April 8 - April 27, 2021All patients bring their greatest hopes and greatest fears to the hospital but there is something surreal about hanging y read more

Theodora Goes Wild (1936): Irene Dunne The Comedienne

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 27, 2021

The Lynfield Bugle, led by their fearless leader Jed Waterbury (Thomas Mitchell), keeps their nose to the proverbial grindstone printing the news as it happens in “The Biggest Little Town in Connecticut.” Their latest act of rebellion constitutes printing a spread from the latest lurid read more


Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Apr 27, 2021

 (1997) Directed by Guillermo del Toro; Written by Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins; Based on the short story, “Mimic,” by Donald A. Wollheim; Starring: Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Alexander Goodwin, Giancarlo Giannini, Charles S. Dutton and Josh Brolin; Available on Blu-ray read more

The Black Rider ( 1954 )

Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers Posted by The Metzinger Sisters on Apr 27, 2021

In the village of Swanhaven, a recent newspaper story about the mysterious Black Rider is sending a chill down the backs of the local townsfolk. After leaving the town pub one moonlit night, a drunk reported seeing the cloaked figure of the Black Rider while he was taking a shortcut through the old read more

Musical Monday: It’s Love Again (1936)

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Apr 26, 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: It’s Love Again (1936 read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Apr 26, 2021

 Kino has released the "Carol Lombard Collection II", a Blu-ray set containing three of the great lady's films. As in the first set, released last summer, each movie gets its own disc case. I have to start off by saying that all three films in this second collection have been released on h read more

Peter Falk Channels Bogie in Neil Simon's The Cheap Detective

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Apr 26, 2021

A befuddled Lou Peckinpah.Following the success of his romantic comedy The Goodbye Girl (1977), Neil Simon returned to the zany spoof formula of Murder By Death (1976). Indeed, The Cheap Detective could have been a sequel to Murder By Death with Peter Falk reprising his role of Sam Di read more

WORLD CINEMA: Les Enfants du Paradis (1945)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Apr 25, 2021

WORLD CINEMA: Les Enfants du Paradis (1945) On April 25, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized (I’m going to say it again, folks…) It’s Oscar season! Aaaaand, today’s the big day! Oscars 2021 are here, woop! So, to celebrate, this month’s WORLD CINEMA read more


The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Apr 25, 2021

 One great thing about having a Roku device is all the free movie channels one has access to from it. I've found plenty of obscure, rare films on these channels--titles that I think are far more interesting than the brand-name stuff on HBO Max or Netflix. I recently discovered THE HIGH COM read more

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Apr 25, 2021

As TCM prepares for its second virtual film festival, classic film fans are eagerly anticipating another excellent lineup for enjoyment from the comfort of their homes. With one virtual film festival under their belt, there are marked differences between the first virtual fest and this next iteratio read more

Help me choose a new header photo for The Wonderful World of Cinema! Round 2

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 25, 2021

I informed you that I was ready for a new header photo for this blog in my previous post. To determine which photo would have this honour, I selected 12 photos from films respecting the following theme: comedies and musicals from the 60s (in colour). I organized random matches between the photos and read more

DOCTOR X On Blu-ray From Warner Archive

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Apr 24, 2021

 Following last year's magnificent release of MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM, Warner Archive gives us another restored horror film classic on home video--the 1932 film DOCTOR X. This movie is a gloriously insane example of a Pre-Code thriller, and it is historically important as well. It was the fir read more

Oscar Predictions 2020

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Apr 24, 2021

Wow, that was one hell of a year. I have not been out to a theater since early March 2020, so all the Oscar nominated films I watched were all in the comfort of my own home. And while that’s a nice convenience, I miss the theater. The darkness, the huge screen, the trailers, being surrounded by stra read more

Noir Nook: Not Your Average Noir

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Apr 23, 2021

Noir Nook: Not Your Average Noir Ladies in Retirement (1941) What are the characteristics of film noir? Femme Fatales? Voiceover narration? Flashbacks? Cynical anti-hero? Deep shadows and single-source lighting? Urban setting? Unique camera angles? Hard-boiled detective? Yes. And no. read more

The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Apr 23, 2021

Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a compelling courtroom drama depicting the infamous trial of seven defendants charged with inciting a riot, conspiracy and other charges relating to their counter-culture movement and anti-Vietnam war protests. In 1968 a large protest took place in Chicag read more