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

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

1930s, 1950s, 1990s, 2000s, Television

Four Classic Movies to Watch if You Miss ‘Downton Abbey’

After six memorable seasons, Downton Abbey (ITV, PBS) has come to an end. Like many die-hard Downtonians, I've been dreading this day since I first fell in love with the show, and now that it's finally here, I'm asking myself, "Now what?" But the intriguing world of aristocrats, servants, and proper table manners doesn't have… Continue reading Four Classic Movies to Watch if You Miss ‘Downton Abbey’