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
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
"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
From GRAND HOTEL to CREED, a roundup of the new-to-me movies I watched in April.
The struggling Orson Welles crowdfunding campaign, TCMFF updates, and more.
Photos and TCM's tribute schedule in honor of Gregory Peck's 100th Birthday.
Featuring female action stars in the 1910s, disability in film, Burt Reynolds at #TCMFF, and more.
This week in movie news: new on Netflix in April, movie rating complaints, a ROMAN HOLIDAY musical, and more.
What I discovered about actor William Holden while watching seven of his movies, from Born Yesterday (1950) to Network (1976).
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’