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!
Yesterday was Alfred Hitchcock’s 112th birthday, which I celebrated by watching Rear Window again. I also took the time to write another Top 10 list for TheCelebrityCafe.com, which covered the decade he dominated: the 1950s. I consider the ’50s Hollywood’s best decade and I could probably do an infinite list of the greatest films from that decade. Anyway,… Read More Top 10 Hollywood Films of the 1950s
Here’s just a run-down of the rest of the films I saw last week. El Dorado – 1966, Howard Hawks – DVD – This was just fun. It really felt like just a bunch of guys getting together and making a movie for the hell of it. James Caan was priceless. Broken Arrow – 1950, Delmer Daves… Read More Spring Break Catch-Up
Directed by Elia Kazan 20th Century Fox US, 118 minutes Starring Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield Gentleman’s Agreement, which won the 1947 Best Picture Oscar, has a fairly simple plot. Gregory Peck’s character, Phillip Green, is an experienced journalist who moves to New York after being hired to write a series of stories for… Read More “Gentleman’s Agreement” (1947)
Here’s a rundown of some films I’ve picked up recently (and when time allows, I hope to write full posts on them): The Philadelphia Story – 1940, George Cukor – Warner 2-disc DVD – You can’t tell me this is a bad movie. It’s fantastic from start to finish and everyone is wonderful in it.… Read More Recent Acquisitions