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Coming Soon: The Joel McCrea Blogathon.

The Joel McCrea Blogathon
November 4 – 6, 2016

Joel McCrea stands tall as a true icon of Hollywood’s West. Before becoming so associated with cowboy pictures, he appeared in classics like… 150 more words

Joel McCrea

Ride the High Country (1962)


Ride the High Country is oft-considered to be one of Sam Peckinpah’s first successes: his second feature film and arguably the first to display many of the director’s defining traits. 822 more words

Film Reviews

The Critical Eye: Primrose Path (1940)

Welcome to the first installment of The Critical Eye, TMP’s non-chronological continuation of the “One Year, One Film” project! These posts will follow the very same format as those bi-weekly “One Year” posts — a brief plot synopsis and review from me, followed by snippets from reviews published around the time of the film’s original release. 367 more words


Nabokov on film genre

Nabokov’s powers of description and his eloquence were, indeed, formidable, and if Lolita somewhat loses its narrative thrust after its two main characters take flight through a vast America whose imaginary geography is constituted by the writer, the reader is rewarded by the abundance of evocative passages and descriptions. 434 more words


Adventure in Manhattan (1936)

This somewhat zany mystery film stars Jean Arthur and Joel McCrea in their second film together.

Both stars were on the rise in Hollywood: Arthur had been working in movies since the early 1920s, but she really hit her stride in the mid ’30s with… 3,952 more words


The Palm Beach Story

Five years into their marriage, Gerry and Tom Jeffers (Claudette Colbert and Joel McCrea) are having difficulties making their financial ends meet, and are soon to be evicted from their duplex for owing too much rent. 1,221 more words


Sullivan's Travels (1941, Preston Sturges)

Sullivan’s Travels is almost impossibly well-constructed. Director Sturges, editor Stuart Gilmore and photographer John F. Seitz go through various, entirely different narrative devices and do them all perfectly. 602 more words