1960s, Blogathons

A Villain’s Résumé: J.D. Sheldrake of THE APARTMENT (1960)

As Roger Ebert once wrote, "Each film is only as good as its villain," and "only a great villain can transform a good try into a triumph." Those words can be applied to many movies throughout cinema history, but none more so than Billy Wilder's The Apartment (1960) and its villain, J.D. "Jeff" Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray).

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1950s, Blogathons

The Moon is Blue (1953): The Cleanest Condemned Movie in Cinema?

William Holden has become my favorite actor since I binge-watched seven of his movies for the Marathon Stars Blogathon this past March. I can't get enough of the guy, so I was thrilled to have an opportunity to participate in this Golden Boy Blogathon dedicated to the actor. This time, I decided to tackle one of his lesser-known films, and a rather notorious one at that.

1930s, Blogathons

Jean Arthur and Frank Capra: A Symbiotic Collaboration

It's no secret that director Frank Capra loved actors. From watching his films, we can see which actors he liked working with---and which actors liked working with him---because they kept appearing in his movies. One of those actors was Jean Arthur, who became his quintessential heroine while working with him on