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Cinematic Chestnuts: My Favorite Films for the Holiday Season

 Katharine Hepburn and Peter O’Toole in The Lion in Winter.

In the United States, this week marks the beginning of a five-week-long revel of holidays that opens with Thanksgiving – a day set aside every year for feasting and a celebration of gratitude – and closes with the New Year.  1,731 more words

American Actors

Classic Film Reviews: The General (1926)

“We’ve come a LONG way from silent films and this is one of those movies that reminds us just how far we’ve come” 

Based off The Great Locomotive Chase, The General (1926) is a silent comedy co-directed by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman. 321 more words

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So...I'm going to be on TCM next Saturday 11/29

It doesn’t even really seem real, but just about a week from now, if you tune in to Turner Classic Movies (TCM), you’ll see me chatting with Ben Mankiewicz about the Bob Hope Christmas classic, … 482 more words

Cinema Snacks

SHE STILL SINGS IN PERFECT PITCH: THE SONG OF BERNADETTE (1943)

Written by Andrew Martin

When beautiful Phylis Isley arrived in Hollywood at the age of twenty to sign her contract with 20th-Century Fox, she’d already racked up a good deal of stage performances in her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. 845 more words

Drama

CLASSIC FILM REVIEW: Citizen Kane (1941)

This was originally written as part of an essay for the Introduction to Film Studies module at the University of Limerick circa 2010.

Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles) is a wealthy media tycoon who is now old and has over the years withdrawn from society. 523 more words

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Billy Wilder's Sabrina (1954)

Sabrina (1954) boasts such an all-star lineup it’s hard to see how it could be anything but great. The film is directed by the great Billy Wilder (it was his last film with Paramount Pictures, ending a 12-year working relationship), and stars William Holden, Humphrey Bogart, AND Audrey Hepburn. 462 more words

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