John Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) is my favorite western. Westerns are my least favorite genre, so the film is pretty special to me. There’s plenty to love about it, from its gorgeous black and white cinematography to its characters and themes. But the primary reason I love it is because of…… Continue reading Reel Infatuation: my love for a vicious and unrepentant criminal.
This past month I was all about Robert Ryan, but I’m actually going to do a more in depth post about his films in the near future. (And I only wanted to focus on a select few films for this post). I watched three Fred Astaire musicals on one day and they were wonderful bad…… Continue reading Month in Movies: May
April was a month of musicals and Judy Garland (TCM’s star of the month). I want to live in a technicolor musical. With just three ventures into Netflix (one that I sincerely REGRET), TCM was once again my only go to for movie watching. I actually realized the other day that I’ve watched the channel…… Continue reading Month in Movies: April
On April 17, 1918, William Franklin Beedle, Jr. was born in O’Fallon, Illinois. The son of a chemist with a daredevil streak, Bill Beedle caught the acting bug early. After being discovered by a Paramount scout, he moved to Hollywood where his surname was changed to the much more Hollywood friendly, Holden. His first major…… Continue reading I don’t care about your bridge, and I don’t care about your rules: William Holden the outsider in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
March was a divine movie watching month, with 55 new to me titles! It’s the most I’ve watched so far, bringing my overall total up to 115. Am I proud of this achievement? Naturally. As per the norm, TCM is where I watched the majority of these films. Merle Oberon was their star of the…… Continue reading Month in Movies: March
Thank God for escapist technicolor MGM musicals. Anchors Aweigh is most famous for its animated sequence featuring the dazzling footwork of Gene Kelly alongside Jerry from Tom and Jerry. But, dear reader, that’s only one of this film’s many delights. From the moment the first scene opened, my one thought was: “Wow. Production value.”…… Continue reading Favorite films: Anchors Aweigh (1945)
Ah, February. Ah, TCM! I mostly watched the films in their 31 Days of Oscar festival. I had informally pledged to watch more black themed films in honor of black history month, but that didn’t work out. Total for this month was 32. Lost Boundaries (1949) dir: Alfred L. Werker I actually watched this at…… Continue reading Month in Movies: February