Monthly Archives: June 2024

Western RoundUp: TCM Classic Film Festival 15

Westerns at the TCM Classic Film Festival 15 Over the years the TCM Classic Film Festival has typically included a couple of Westerns on the schedule, such as Winchester ’73 (1950), which I wrote about here back in 2019, or last year’s opening … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At: Sherlock Jr. (1924)

A Closer Look At: Sherlock Jr. (1924) 2024 marks the 100th anniversary of one of Buster Keaton’s most beloved films: his third feature, Sherlock Jr. (1924). Still every bit as funny and fresh as it was in the early 20th … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Travels: Marjorie White

Marjorie White Marjorie Ann Guthrie was born on July 22, 1904, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to Robert and Nettie Guthrie. Her father worked as a grain merchant. Guthrie entered into the entertainment industry as a child performer, working as one … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Unmistakable Noir

Unmistakable Noir One of the most interesting – and challenging – aspects of classic film noir is the fact that it’s not a hard and fast, clear-cut genre. There are countless films that are staunchly considered by some to fall … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) When Roger Corman died on May 9, 2024, at the impressive age of 98, his passing marked the end of a brilliant cinematic career that began in the 1950s and continued for more than … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: How Roger Corman’s ingenuity created a film legacy

How Roger Corman’s ingenuity created a film legacy It started, appropriately, with Monster from the Ocean Floor in 1954. That was Roger Corman’s first film and everything about it, including that fun title, was a taste of what he would … Continue reading

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