Summer Under the Stars: Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

TCM’s star of the day is Joel McCrea, and my film pick for the actor is Sullivan’s Travels, which airs today at 8:00 P.M. (EST). The film follows successful movie director John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea), who wants to take on more serious, dramatic topics after making a series of lighter, escapist films. He sets…

Summer Under the Stars: Charade (1963)

TCM’s star of the day is Audrey Hepburn, and my film pick for the actress is Charade, which airs today at 12:00 A.M. (EST). In this Hitchcockian, romantic thriller, Regina “Reggie” Lampert (Audrey Hepburn) returns to her Parisian apartment after a holiday in the French Alps, only to find it stripped bare. The police inform…

Summer Under the Stars: A Letter to Three Wives (1949)

TCM’s star of the day is Ann Sothern, and my film pick for the actress is A Letter to Three Wives, which airs today at 8:00 P.M. (EST). The film recounts the lives of three women, Deborah Bishop (Jeanne Crain), Lora Mae Hollingsway (Linda Darnell), and Rita Phipps (Ann Sothern), after their friend Addie Ross…

Summer Under the Stars: West Side Story (1961)

TCM’s star of the day is Rita Moreno, and my film pick for the actress is West Side Story, which airs today at 10:00 P.M. (EST). In this modern-day, musical retelling of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a gang of white American teenagers, the Jets, led by Riff (Russ Tamblyn), competes with a rival gang…

Summer Under the Stars: Harvey (1950)

TCM’s star of the day is James Stewart, and my film pick for the actor is Harvey, which airs today at 8:00 P.M. (EST). The film follows Elwood P. Dowd (James Stewart), a wealthy eccentric living in a small town whose best friend happens to be an invisible, 6’3″ white rabbit named Harvey. He introduces…

Films in 2019: July

July was yet another terrific month of movies, wherein I enjoyed some ’50s sci-fi movies thanks to TCM’s spotlight programming, and some Glenn Ford westerns as he was the channel’s Star of the Month. Of course, today marks the first day of TCM’s annual Summer Under the Stars festival, and there are about a dozen…

Films in 2019: June

June seemed to fly by, but I still managed to watch about a month’s worth of movies, and it was a pretty interesting mix. As usual, I watched a lot of what TCM had to offer (including a few titles from their engaging two-month spotlight series on WWII movies), and I’m also getting more use…

Films in 2019: May

The month of May was filled with plenty of discoveries mixed in with a lot of re-watches. My local arthouse theater hosted film noir screenings every Wednesday in May, so of course, I had to go to every showing, including the first one for Gun Crazy with special guest Eddie Muller, the Czar of Noir…

My Experience at TCMFF 2019

About a month has passed since the 10th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival, but I’m still basking in the afterglow of attending for the first time. As I told Jennifer Dorian (general manager at TCM) at the closing night party, TCMFF really exceeded my expectations. Words can’t fully express how amazing my whole experience was…

Films in 2019: April

April was an amazing month of movies, to say the least. While I didn’t watch quite as many movies as I usually try to do within a month’s time, my experiences at the theater were nothing short of incredible, and that’s mostly due to the TCM Classic Film Festival! I had such a great time…