Tag Archive: classic

Noirvember Review: ‘This Gun For Hire’

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In 1936, Paramount purchased the movie rights to the latest work from acclaimed British writer Graham Greene, This Gun for Sale, which they retitled This Gun for Hire. Pre-production started new and abruptly… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Kissing Montage

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Classic Scene: Kiss Montage Kiss Montage Cinema Paradiso (1988) Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore The Scene: Returning to Rome after the funereal of his old friend and mentor Alfredo (Philippe Noiret), the wealthy and… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Psycho’

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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

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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

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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’

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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’

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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

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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’

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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

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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