Films in 2018: July

I ended up not seeing as many new-to-me movies as I normally like to in July, but overall I saw more than 30 movies. Much of that due to re-watching all 10 movies Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers did together for in preparation for a post I wrote about a week ago on my favorite…

Favorite Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Dances

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are one of the most iconic movie duos, making ten films together. Their work together started in 1933’s Flying Down to Rio, where they played supporting players to the film’s main plot. But with just one dance together, the “Carioca”, they captured the audience’s attention, spawning eight more films throughout…

Natalie Wood’s Oscar-Nominated Performances

It was on this day 80 years ago that one of Hollywood’s brightest stars was born, Natalie Wood. She’s an actress who holds a special place in my heart, as she was one of the first stars I fell in love with when getting into classic Hollywood movies. In honor of her birthday, I wanted…

Films in 2018: June

This past month, I ended up going through a couple of franchises I hadn’t seen before in preparation for new releases, Ocean’s Eight and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. There was definitely one franchise I had more fun watching over the other, as I’ll go a little more into later on. June also saw the release…

Films in 2018: May

I watched a good mix of movies during May. This included seeing a few from my favorite go-to sources: TCM and FilmStruck. And of course, I made a few trips to the theater, one of which was for the screening of Sunset Blvd., probably my favorite movie-viewing experience of the month. Anyway, this will be…

Films in 2018: April

I didn’t get quite back in the hang of my more usual viewing habits for April, though I watched slightly more movies this past month than I did in March, including several re-watches. A good portion of the month was dedicated to William Holden, who was TCM’s Star of the Month in honor of his…

William Holden’s Oscar-Nominated Performances

On this day 100 years ago, one of cinema’s finest actors was born, the great William Holden! He’s easily among my top 5 favorite actors of all-time (maybe even top 3 or 2!); no matter the quality of the movie he’s in, he always turns out a good performance. For his centenary, I’m focusing on…

Films in 2018: March

March ended up being quite a busy month for me, and as such, I, unfortunately, didn’t have as much time to watch movies so this blog post will be pretty brief. Despite that, it was an overall exciting month, with the 90th Academy Awards and visiting the Los Angeles area a week later (including my…

The 90th Academy Awards: My Picks and Predictions

Happy Oscar weekend! As is my annual tradition on this blog, it’s now time for me to make my predictions on which films will take home the Academy Award. And for the top eight categories (the four for acting, the two screenplay categories, Best Director, and of course, Best Picture), I’ll be including which of…

Films in 2018: February

As it is the shortest month of the year, February really came and went. Despite it all, I did squeeze in a good number of movies throughout the month, most of which were related to the Oscars, both this year’s ceremony and years past. And speaking of the Academy Awards, I’m in the midst of finalizing…