Alfred Hitchcock’s Oscar Nominations

When I saw there was going to be a blogathon dedicated to the Master of Suspense, I knew it’d be impossible for me to pick just one film to cover. But being a bit of an Oscar obsessive, I decided on covering the films that earned him nominations for Best Director. While the Academy Awards honor the best…

Summer Under the Stars: The Search (1948)

TCM’s star of the day is Montgomery Clift, and my film pick for the actor is The Search, which airs today at 4:00 P.M. (EST). The Search follows a young Czech boy named Karel Malik (Ivan Jandl) who flees a refugee center in postwar Germany to find his mother (Jarmila Novotna), whom he was separated from…

Films in 2016: July

For most of July, I spent the month watching a bunch of movies starring or featuring Olivia de Havilland, as she was TCM’s Star of the Month in honor of her centennial. If I have time within the first couple weeks, I’ll try to dedicate a post to some thoughts on the de Havilland films…

TCM’s Summer Under the Stars 2016 – What to Watch

Throughout the month of August, TCM dedicates a 24-hour movie marathon each day to one star. For me personally, there’s a good number of stars featured this year that I adore, as well as a few others who I’m eager to watch more of. Just as I did with my recommendations for the 31 Days of…

Another Liebster Award

My friend Simoa at Define Dancing has nominated me for another Liebster Award! She’s a passionate blogger who always pens beautifully written posts about the films and stars she loves, so I highly recommend checking her blog out. Since this award has really circulated around the blogging community I’ll refrain from nominating additional blogs as I think…

Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953) Directed by Howard Hawks Cinematography by Harry J. Wild For this week’s edition of The Film Experience’s Hit Me With Your Best Shot, we were asked to pick our favorite shot from the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Along with being one of my favorite movies, it also features what’s probably my favorite of Marilyn…

Hot & Bothered Blogathon: Blonde Venus (1932)

As many classic film fans know, the pre-code era produced some of the raciest movies in Hollywood’s early years. Censorship on movies made between the late 1920s and the early 1930s weren’t rigorously enforced, so sex, drugs, and violence were often exploited in these films. The year 1932 was a prime year for pre-code films, producing a range…