Bond-a-thon, Featured

2021 Movie Mission: A Year With James Bond

My name is Julia, and I've never seen a Bond film. Okay, I did see Skyfall (2011) in theaters when it was first released, but it doesn't really count because the only thing I remember is Javier Bardem's blond hair (wig?) and absolutely nothing about the plot. But here I am ten years later finally… Continue reading 2021 Movie Mission: A Year With James Bond

Featured, Recommendations

How to encourage Millennials to watch classic movies

According to the Internet, millennials are killing everything. Apparently, we're killing classic movies, too. A recent New York Post article reported on a controversial study that found that young people are more likely to watch movies from the last 15 years than those of earlier eras. Contrary to popular belief, there are millennials who enjoy… Continue reading How to encourage Millennials to watch classic movies

1960s, Blogathons

A Villain’s Résumé: THE APARTMENT’s Mr. Sheldrake

SPOILER ALERT: This post reveals key plot points that could detract from your enjoyment of the film if you haven't seen it.  "You see a girl a couple of times a week, just for laughs, and right away they think you're gonna divorce your wife. Now I ask you, is that fair?" As the late… Continue reading A Villain’s Résumé: THE APARTMENT’s Mr. Sheldrake

Recommendations

National Classic Movie Day: 20 Essential Films

"There's really no such thing as an 'old' movie --- just wonderful films you may not have discovered yet." - Peter Bogdanovich In a world where blockbuster franchises bombard moviegoers with gimmicks to cater to short attention spans, classic movies are often dismissed as boring and irrelevant, especially by people of my generation. Boy, are… Continue reading National Classic Movie Day: 20 Essential Films

1950s, Blogathons

Condemned Cinema: The Moon is Blue (1953)

Hawkeye: I'm outraged! It's a disgrace. I've never seen a cleaner movie in my life. B.J.: There was more filth and dirt in this morning's breakfast. Father Mulcahy: Well, one of the actors did say "virgin." Hawkeye: That's because everyone was. -M*A*S*H, Season 11, Episode 8: "The Moon is Not Blue" William Holden has become… Continue reading Condemned Cinema: The Moon is Blue (1953)