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The June Allyson Centenary blogathon is here!

I’m so excited to be celebrating Miss Junie’s 100th birthday with you all! Please leave a link to your post in the comment section here and I will update this post as more entries come in. I’ll try to leave comments on them all too~ I can’t wait to read everyone’s entries! *** Your host…… Continue reading The June Allyson Centenary blogathon is here!

1950s · 1951 · birthday tribute · blogathon · classic film · Uncategorized

June Allyson is Too Young to Kiss

The fact that not one, but two classic Hollywood films exist about grown women impersonating 12 year olds is weird? Amazing? Decide for yourself. The Major and the Minor (1942) starred Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland. Susan Applegate pretends to be a 12 year old so she can buy a discount train ticket. In the…… Continue reading June Allyson is Too Young to Kiss

black filmmakers · black history · Uncategorized

2017 Blind Spots: Malcolm X (1992)

Spike Lee’s biopic of the legendary black leader is a magnum opus. Malcolm X is one of the most arresting figures in American history. He is not just black history. He preached black unity and black self love, but his condemnations of white people and white supremacy were swift and harsh. How can one possibly…… Continue reading 2017 Blind Spots: Malcolm X (1992)

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Film diary: Only Yesterday (1991)

Few film experiences are as rewarding as discovering a Ghibli film for the first time. Isao Takahata’s Only Yesterday was released the same year that I was born. But it holds much more significance than that for me. I’m nearing the age of the protagonist, Taeko. She’s 27, the film’s 27th anniversary is next July,…… Continue reading Film diary: Only Yesterday (1991)