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, Musicals

Your #TCMusicals FilmStruck Streaming Guide

June is busting out all over, and that means it's time for the start of TCM and Ball State University's free online course 'Mad About Musicals' (#TCMusicals)! The course officially opened June 3 (enrollment closes June 17) and will run through the entire month. To complement the course content on the history of the Hollywood… Continue reading Your #TCMusicals FilmStruck Streaming Guide

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

in memoriam

Here’s Looking At You, Robert Osborne

"Hi, I'm Robert Osborne." After a long day of school, work, or life in general, there was nothing more comforting than hearing our beloved Turner Classic Movies host speak those words. There is nothing more heartbreaking than realizing we'll never hear them again. I don't remember the exact moment Robert Osborne first graced my television… Continue reading Here’s Looking At You, Robert Osborne

On Location, travel

A Beginner’s Guide to NYC’s Museum of the Moving Image

When you think of New York City museums, you probably picture the Met, MoMA, and the Museum of Natural History. While those museums are great, NYC has plenty of lesser-known, niche institutions that are just as worthy of attention. Enter the Museum of the Moving Image, one of my favorite movie-related haunts. The Museum of… Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to NYC’s Museum of the Moving Image

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)

1930s, Blogathons

Actor-Director Collaborations: Jean Arthur and Frank Capra

  It's no secret that director Frank Capra loved actors. From watching his films, we can see which actors he liked to work with---and which actors liked to work with him---because of their repeated appearances in his movies. One of those actors was Jean Arthur, who became his quintessential populist heroine while working with him… Continue reading Actor-Director Collaborations: Jean Arthur and Frank Capra

1970s, Fantasy, Western

Cultural Rite of Passage: Star Wars (1977)

In a previous post, I confessed that I had never seen any of the Star Wars movies. With the release of The Force Awakens fast approaching, I wanted to see what I'd been missing out on by watching all six Star Wars films in order of release.