“I suppose it is murder… or it was.” For my first trick, I will try to make sense of William Dieterle’s 6 Hours To Live. In 72 minutes, this 1932 Fox pre-code film manages to touch just about every genre known to Hollywood at the time, except Westerns. Although considering how it goes, you could… Read More TCMFF: William Dieterle’s ‘6 Hours To Live’ – Murder… Maybe?
“That’s the theme song of my life!” – Illeana Douglas on “That’s Entertainment” The 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival is now in the books. During the four-day festival from Thursday, April 28 through Sunday, May 1, I saw 15 films so I think I need a break from movie theater food. That could be an… Read More TCM Classic Film Festival 2016: An Introduction
Here’s Anna Karina before Saturday’s screening of Jean-Luc Godard’s Band of Outsiders. I have video to add later.
It’s almost time for me to head to Los Angeles. Aside from making my Amoeba Music shopping list, I’m also going over some schedule changes for the 2016 TCM Classic Film festival. The biggest change happened when it was announced that Burt Reynolds was not going to be able to make it. Instead, Faye Dunaway… Read More Inching closer to TCM Film Festival
Love Is A Racket is something I picked up from Warner Archive a couple of years ago just because of that title. It’s just as snappy as the movie itself, a brisk, 71-minute adventure though Broadway’s seedy underworld with Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and director William A. Wellman at the wheel. Fairbanks stars as Jimmy Russell,… Read More Warner Archive Review: William A. Wellman’s ‘Love Is A Racket’
Earlier this month, J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out on Blu-ray and, with the way Disney was pushing it, you’d think it was as big a deal as the movie’s release on Dec. 18, 2015. There was even a trailer for the deleted scenes and, as with most blockbuster home video releases,… Read More Blu-ray Review: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’
With just over two weeks to go before the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival, the programmers have given us something to chew on: the program. (No, we’re not chewing on programmers, Dr. Lecter.) Going over the schedule and picking out which films to see and which to skip is like picking out your favorite child.… Read More TCM Classic Film Festival: What a schedule!