Films in 2020: January

The first month of the new year and decade is officially behind us! And for me, January helped kick off what I hope is another promising year of film discoveries and movie-going adventures. As I did last year, I went to the first Saturday of the Noir City film festival in San Francisco, so I…

Films in 2019 Review

2019 was a fantastic movie year for me. For one, I attended the TCM Classic Film Festival for the first time; that alone makes my whole year and would’ve made the past year incredible on its own if that was the only great movie-related venture I made. But I was very lucky to see and…

Films in 2019: December

Happy New Year! And new decade! It’s amazing to think that we’re now in the ’20s… the 2020s, that is. I’m excited to see what the next year and decade have in store, especially on the cinema front. But before pushing ahead to 2020, there’s still one month left from 2019 to look back on.…

Films in 2019: November

November was another big movie-watching month, wherein I watched nearly 50(!) new-to-me movies and re-watched more than a dozen others. Of course, it was Noirvember, so I watched a ton of film noir! I also caught up with several new releases in theaters, and was lucky enough to see The Irishman playing at a theater…

Films in 2019: October

This past month I ended up watching dozens of movies, more so than usual at least. That’s partially due to TCM’s spotlight on movies that run at 75 minutes or less, so I was able to squeeze in a number of short movies. But I also found myself watching a bunch of movies back to…

Montgomery Clift’s Oscar-Nominated Performances

Today marks what would have been the 99th birthday of Montgomery Clift, an actor I’ve long admired since taking a deep dive into classic Hollywood films. While one of the more prolific stars of his time, Clift feels underrated as an actor, especially in conversation with his contemporaries like Marlon Brando and James Dean, and…

Films in 2019: September

September was a big movie-filled month, primarily because I ended it with another trip to New York City for the opening weekend of the New York Film Festival! As you may remember, I attended the last weekend of NYFF back in 2017, and I’ve wanted to go again since then, so I’m glad I was…

Films in 2019: August

As is the norm for the month of August, I watched a bunch of movies thanks to TCM’s annual Summer Under the Stars program. I watched at least one new-to-me movie for each featured star, though I simply re-watched a movie for the days dedicated to James Stewart, Audrey Hepburn, and Fred Astaire since I…

Summer Under the Stars: My Foolish Heart (1949)

TCM’s star of the day is Susan Hayward, and my film pick for the actress is My Foolish Heart, which airs today at 6:00 P.M. (EST). The film follows Eloise Winters (Susan Hayward) as she recounts what led up to her current situation after her old friend Mary Jane (Lois Wheeler) pays her a visit.…

Summer Under the Stars: The Band Wagon (1953)

TCM’s star of the day is Fred Astaire, and my film pick for the actor is The Band Wagon, which airs today at 6:00 P.M. (EST). In this backstage musical, aging Hollywood star Tony Hunter (Fred Astaire) returns to New York to revive his career on stage as his success in movies begins to wane.…