Summer Under the Stars: His Girl Friday (1940)

TCM’s star of the day is Rosalind Russell, and my film pick for the actress is His Girl Friday, which airs today at 12:00 A.M. (EST). When newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) learns his ex-wife and star reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) is leaving her job to marry insurance salesman Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy) and…

Summer Under the Stars: The Lady Eve (1941)

TCM’s star of the day is Barbara Stanwyck, and my film pick for the actress is The Lady Eve, which airs today at 12:00 P.M. (EST). Sailing back home to the United States on an ocean liner after a year-long expedition in South America, the wealthy but unsophisticated Charles Pike (Henry Fonda) meets the bewitching…

Summer Under the Stars: Bachelor Mother (1939)

TCM’s star of the day is Ginger Rogers, and my film pick for the actress is Bachelor Mother, which airs today at 6:15 P.M. (EST). Salesgirl Polly Parrish (Ginger Rogers) is mistakenly presumed to be the mother of a foundling after discovering an abandoned baby on the steps of an orphanage. Though initially dismissed from…

Films in 2017: July

I was on a roll with movie-watching throughout most of July but by the end, my viewing habits dropped off a bit as I was getting ready for a week-long vacation with my family (which I’m on now, in Canada!). But during the month, I took part in TCM’s online course on Alfred Hitchcock, which…

TCM’s Summer Under the Stars 2017 – 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 for Summer Under the Stars last year, I’m…

2017 Blind Spots: Red Desert

Set amid an industrial area in Ravenna, Italy, a woman named Giuliana (Monica Vitti) finds herself losing her grip on reality as life around her seems to progress without her. Trying to conceal her anxieties from her successful yet neglectful husband, she finds some solace in his business associate, Corrado Zeller (Richard Harris), but their relationship does…

‘Till Death Us Do Part Blogathon: Sudden Fear (1952)

In the world of film noir, one can often find the happiest of marriages, with one half of the couple marrying for love, and the other half marrying for money. This, of course, can become quite a lethal combination, especially for the genre, and that’s no different here with the 1952 film Sudden Fear, starring…

Films in 2017: June

June was a jam-packed month, as I saw a good number of new-to-me movies as well as revisiting some others. That included re-watching the first two films in Edgar Wright’s so-called “Three Flavours Cornetto” trilogy and watching the third one for the first time, all ahead of the director’s latest movie in theaters now (more on…