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Tag Archive: classic

Retro Review: ‘Marty’

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There are many couples we cinephiles hold a special love for and for a variety of reasons. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were stone cold cool and charismatic. Rock Hudson and Doris Day… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Black Cat’

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With the dawn of the Universal Studios’ venture to horror, it was very clear that actors, Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff were their two of the most biggest stars. It did not take… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Boarding the Plane

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Boarding the plane Casablanca (1942) Dir. Michael Curtiz The Scene: At the climax to one of the greatest films ever made, we finally get to the point where Victor Lazlo will escape Casablanca… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Train to Tomorrow

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Train to Tomorrow Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) Directed by Leo McCarey The Scene: After losing everything materially in the Great Depression and losing their dignity to their ungrateful grown children, the elderly… Continue reading

Five Most Controversial TV Specials

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Television specials are often informative, but sometimes they just make people mad and feed viewers a lot of crap. Here are the five most controversial TV specials of all time. Ghostwatch (aired: BBC,… Continue reading

Movie Classics Turning 80 This Years

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If you ask film historians and critics for the best year in movie history, a large majority of them would probably tell you 1939. So many films which rank among the greatest ever… Continue reading

Holiday Review: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

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An individual may go through their entire life thinking themselves ordinary, when unbeknownst to them, they have had a tremendous impact on those around them. That is the driving lesson in one of… Continue reading

Classic Scene: ‘Shower Scene’

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Shower Scene Psycho (1960) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock The Scene: After stealing $40,000 from her employer, Marion Crane has taken a break at the out of the way Bates Motel. She has been wrestling… Continue reading

Holiday Review: ‘The Thin Man’

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Like Die Hard the fact that 1934’s comedy/mystery The Thin Man takes place at Christmas and contains many elements of the holiday, gives the flick a strong argument for being a “Christmas Movie”.… Continue reading

Classic Scene: “Who’s on First?”

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“Who’s on first?” The Naughty Nineties (1945) Directed by Jean Yarbrough The Scene: Dexter and Sebastian, played by the incomparable comedy duo Abbott and Costello, both work on a showboat in the 1890’s… Continue reading