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2021 Movie Mission: A Year With James Bond

Cinema Crossroads Posted by Julia on Jan 26, 2021

Cinema Crossroads Where classic meets contemporary My name is Julia, and I’ve never seen a Bond film. Okay, I did see Skyfall (2011) in theaters when it was first released, but it doesn’t really count because the only thing I remember is Javier Bardem’s blond hair (wig?) and absol read more

My Picks for the 10th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival

Cinema Crossroads Posted by Julia on Mar 24, 2019

After a seemingly interminable wait, the full 2019 TCM Classic Film Festival schedule is live! This year is extra special because it’s the 10th anniversary of the festival and the 25th anniversary of TCM, and the schedule is chock full of amazing options, making it all the more difficult to ma read more

Your #TCMusicals FilmStruck Streaming Guide

Cinema Crossroads Posted by Julia on Jun 3, 2018

  June is bustin’ out all over, and that means it’s time for the start of TCM and Ball State University’s free online course ‘Mad About Musicals’ (#TCMusicals)! The course officially opened June 3 (enrollment closes June 17) and will run through the entire month. read more

TCM’s ‘Mad About Musicals’ first look: Q&A with Ball State’s Richard Edwards

Cinema Crossroads Posted by Julia on Apr 17, 2018

Thanks to an ongoing partnership between Turner Classic Movies and Ball State University, movie fans once again have the chance to do a deep-dive into a classic film-related topic in a free online class, and this year’s theme is definitely something to dance about. This summer’s online read more

How to encourage Millennials to watch classic movies

Cinema Crossroads Posted by Julia on Aug 24, 2017

  According to the Internet, millennials are killing everything. Apparently, we’re killing classic movies, too. A recent New York Post article reported on a controversial study that found that young people are more likely to watch movies from the last 15 years than those of earlier eras. read more

2017 TCMFF Day 1 : Memorials, Trivia, and Martin Scorsese

Cinema Crossroads Posted by Julia on Apr 18, 2017

It’s been almost a week since the 8th annual TCM Classic Film Festival came to a close. I’m still in denial that it’s over. I had a blast living my classic film dream of seeing these movies the way they were meant to be seen with a passionate community of fans from all walks of lif read more

My TCMFF Picks 2017: Newbie Edition

Cinema Crossroads Posted by Julia on Mar 21, 2017

In just two short weeks, I’ll be attending my first-ever TCM Classic Film Festival! To say I’m thrilled is an understatement. This has been eight years in the making, and I can’t wait to meet like-minded fans in person and watch old favorites and new discoveries the way they were m read more

Here’s Looking At You, Robert Osborne

Cinema Crossroads Posted by Julia on Mar 7, 2017

Robert Osborne (May 3, 1932-March 6, 2017) “Hi, I’m Robert Osborne.” After a long day of school, work, or life in general, there was nothing more comforting than hearing our beloved Turner Classic Movies host speak those words. There is nothing more heartbreaking than realizing we& read more

18 Movies That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

Cinema Crossroads Posted by Julia on Nov 11, 2016

It’s been a heck of a week. Emotions are high, people are stressed, and many are disillusioned. As society perpetuates division and negativity, it’s reassuring to find the good in this world, and the unifying art form of cinema can be that source of comfort. To end the week on an inspira read more

A Visit to NYC’s Museum of the Moving Image

Cinema Crossroads Posted by Julia on Nov 9, 2016

When you think of New York City museums, you probably picture the Met, MoMA, and the Museum of Natural History. While those museums are great, NYC has plenty of lesser-known, niche institutions that are just as worthy of attention. Enter the Museum of the Moving Image, one of my favorite movie-relat read more

Back From Hiatus, New-To-Me Highlights

Cinema Crossroads Posted by Julia on Oct 24, 2016

After a few months of unofficial hiatus from Cinema Crossroads, I’m back. Long story short: I pursued my dream of moving to New York City, realized it wasn’t right for me, and moved back to my hometown. I still indulged my love of movies while I was there, from attending screenings to re read more

Marni Nixon (1930-2016): The Voice of My Childhood

Cinema Crossroads Posted by Julia on Jul 25, 2016

As a child, I learned what it meant to have one’s voice dubbed from Singin’ in the Rain (1952). In the film, chorus girl Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds) is secretly called in to dub over the shrill speaking and singing voice of screen diva Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen) in order to save the stu read more

A Villain’s Résumé: J.D. Sheldrake of THE APARTMENT (1960)

Cinema Crossroads Posted by Julia on May 20, 2016

SPOILER ALERT: This post reveals key plot points that could detract from your enjoyment of the film if you have yet to see it. As the late Roger Ebert once wrote, “Each film is only as good as its villain,” and “only a great villain can transform a good try into a triumph.” T read more

National Classic Movie Day: A Day of Discovery

Cinema Crossroads Posted by Julia on May 16, 2016

In a world where blockbuster franchises bombard moviegoers with gimmicks to cater to short attention spans, classic movies are often dismissed as boring and irrelevant, especially by people of my generation. Boy, are they missing out. The heart of any great movie is a great story that captures the n read more

Screening Round-Up: April 2016

Cinema Crossroads Posted by Julia on May 5, 2016

I kind of dropped the ball on my Weekly Screening Roundup these past few weeks, so here’s a roundup of the new-to-me movies I watched in April: Creed (2015)– A rousing second half makes up for the choppy first half. Solid performances from Michael B. Jordan and Tessa Thompson. Stallone w read more

I’m a CMBA Member!

Cinema Crossroads Posted by Julia on May 3, 2016

I’m excited to announce that I’ve been selected for membership in the Classic Movie Blog Association (CMBA). I’m honored and thrilled to be a part of this group of wonderful bloggers, and I’m looking forward to getting to know and learn from them. I also want to take this tim read more

The Moon is Blue (1953): The Cleanest Condemned Movie in Cinema

Cinema Crossroads Posted by Julia on Apr 17, 2016

Hawkeye: I’m outraged! It’s a disgrace. I’ve never seen a cleaner movie in my life. B.J.: There was more filth and dirt in this morning’s breakfast. Father Mulcahy: Well, one of the actors did say “virgin.” Hawkeye: That’s because everyone was. –M*A*S* read more

News Flash Friday: April 8, 2016

Cinema Crossroads Posted by Julia on Apr 8, 2016

Some movie news and notes I found around the interwebs this week: –Remember that crowdfunding campaign that was to help finish Orson Welles’ last film, The Other Side of the Wind? The film still isn’t completed, and fans want their money back. Lou Lumenick of the New York Post repo read more

Happy 100th Birthday, Gregory Peck

Cinema Crossroads Posted by Julia on Apr 5, 2016

Today (April 5) marks what would have been Gregory Peck‘s 100th birthday. The epitome of the strong, silent type, Peck starred in some of cinema’s most important films, and his stately presence and quiet charm made him an icon of the Silver Screen. To celebrate his centenary, here are so read more

News Flash Friday: April 1, 2016

Cinema Crossroads Posted by Julia on Apr 1, 2016

Your movie news and notes for this week. Don’t worry, no April Fools here. Helen Gibson in The Hazards of Helen (1916) –Before Katniss, Rey, and Imperator Furiosa, female action stars ruled the Silver Screen before women even had the right to vote. Radha Vatsal of The Atlantic gives fasc read more