March got me back in the groove of movie watching, with 31 new to me films. I made it to the theater twice, and was even treated to a free screening of The Women (1939) at the arthouse movie theater. Seeing it like that on the big screen made me love it way more. This…… Continue reading Month in Movies: March
Audrey Hepburn, the star of my heart, gets a month long tribute in June on TCM! As a perfect antidote to Monday doldrums, TCM will be airing her films on every Monday throughout the month. Thanks to Keisha, who first announced the news on twitter, I also have a schedule of what films will be…… Continue reading Audrey Hepburn: Star of the Month
And he was your friend too. While sobbing in an empty room at work, reading the messages of grief pouring in on twitter, the one thread I noticed connecting us all was that this loss feels like a cherished friend or family member died. I lost my great uncle last month. He was 89 years…… Continue reading Robert Osborne was my friend.
“He’s good. It’s written all over him.” -The Big Hangover (1950) 2016 marked Van Johnson’s centennial on August 25th. Was it coincidence or fate that I fell in love with him this year? Seems like it was something I just had to do, and 100 years of his birth was the occasion for it. I watched…… Continue reading My year with Van Johnson
Somehow I watched 40 new-to-me films this month. I expected the number to drop because too much was happening, but I just always make time for movies, I guess. And the movies are still the greatest tonics I have for the blues. I didn’t really participate in Noirvember and only watched maybe three noirs. Also…… Continue reading Month in Movies: November
When I wrote about what Classic Hollywood films taught me, I included a section of women from that era who inspire me and made a difference even though they were usually hindered and exploited by men and a sexist, hostile culture. The same is still true in Hollywood today of course. There were thirty women…… Continue reading Trailblazing Women in Film 2016
The witching hour is at hand with the always bewitching Cyd Charisse! Since it’s one of my favorite days, this month’s wrap up post will focus on the Halloween themed films I watched. I’m not a big horror fan (Classic Hollywood is the exception), but I do love scary movies that are low on…… Continue reading Month in Movies: October