Tag Archive: classic

Retro Review: ‘Psycho’

by

In 1960, director Alfred Hitchcock was on an entirely different plane than most of his colleagues. Each of his suspense-filled films were so distinctively his that we had to create the word “Hitchcokian”… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Atticus Passing

by

Atticus Passing To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) directed by Robert Mulligan The Scene: With his children watching along with the local African American community segregated to the upper gallery, Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck)… Continue reading

Highlights of the TCM Film Festival 2021

by

Every year Turner Classic Movies hosts one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world under the bright lights and glamour of Hollywood. But thanks to the Global Bastard for a second… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Return to Oz’

by

In 1939, the classic works of L. Frank Baum were  brought to the big screen in the timeless masterpiece The Wizard of Oz. In the ensuing decades this film has stood the test… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Symbol of the Unconquered’

by

The month of February in the United States is recognized as Black History Month. This is to honor the rich history of struggles and triumphs African Americans have gone through, as well as… Continue reading

Greatest Movie Detectives

by

The “detective story” is a staple of fiction across the entire pop culture landscape. From television to books to comics and of course film. Every good mystery needs a good detective, and the… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Sounder’

by

The month of February in the United States is recognized as Black History Month. This is to honor the rich history of struggles and triumphs African Americans have gone through, as well as… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Cloris Leachman

by

Recently we mourned the loss of a beloved veteran of film and television, Cloris Leachman. A former beauty pageant contestant, Leachman trained in the art of acting under the tutelage of legendary filmmaker… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Son of Frankenstein’

by

Mary Shelley’s creation is arguably the crown jewel of the Universal Monsters franchise. The creature make-up artist Jack Pierce and director James Whale crafted for Boris Karloff to show-off has become nothing short… Continue reading

Disney Marathon: ‘The Jungle Book’

by

The Christmas season is coming to a close. We ate too much, drank too much and now we’re getting back to work. Although in this house, that mostly means binging cartoons and telling… Continue reading