Hot And Bothered Blogathon: Cecil B. DeMille’s ‘The Sign of the Cross’

This post is my contribution to the Hot and Bothered: The Films of 1932 Blogathon, hosted by Once Upon A Screen and CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch. Let’s get this out of the way fast: Now that I have your attention… Cecil B. DeMille‘s The Sign of the Cross is one of the more notorious… Read More Hot And Bothered Blogathon: Cecil B. DeMille’s ‘The Sign of the Cross’

Warner Archive Review: Edmund Goulding’s ‘Blondie of the Follies’ with Marion Davies

In 1932, Edmund Goulding directed two films – Grand Hotel and Blondie of the Follies. While Grand Hotel won the Best Picture Academy Award and was a major success, Blondie of the Follies is an unknown film. It was finally released on DVD thought the Warner Archive Collection earlier this year and gives Marion Davies… Read More Warner Archive Review: Edmund Goulding’s ‘Blondie of the Follies’ with Marion Davies

Kino Blu-Ray Review: ‘The Chase’ with Robert Cummings, Michele Morgan

Releases of public domain films, even on Blu-ray, can be somewhat dangerous. But Kino treats these films as well as they deserve, and even better than their releases of MGM/UA movies. The Chase, a 1946 film noir, is their latest rescue and the disc is a beauty. It’s truly a must-have for noir fans. Based… Read More Kino Blu-Ray Review: ‘The Chase’ with Robert Cummings, Michele Morgan