Summer Under the Stars: Gene Kelly in Inherit the Wind (1960) 

Somewhere along the way, I fell in love with Gene Kelly. I, who had been courted by Fred Astaire, found my loyalties shifting. Yes, I can and do love both. Their different styles deserve to be celebrated, and both contributed to the Hollywood musical in innumerable, undisputed ways. But I'm a Gene Kelly girl now. … Continue reading Summer Under the Stars: Gene Kelly in Inherit the Wind (1960) 

2017 blind spots: The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

John Frankenheimer's political thriller based on the 1959 Richard Condon novel hinges on two things - solitaire and an international communist conspiracy. The Korean War has just ended. Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey) has returned home to a hero's welcome and been awarded the Medal of Honor for his acts of bravery. But Shaw is not … Continue reading 2017 blind spots: The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

2017 Blind Spots: In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Virgil Tibbs was only waiting for a train to take him back home from Sparta, Mississippi when he found himself involved in a murder investigation. A homicide expert from Pennsylvania, he clashes with Sparta's police chief Bill Gillespie. The two begrudgingly partner despite their animosity in order to find the person responsible for the murder of … Continue reading 2017 Blind Spots: In the Heat of the Night (1967)