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Films in 2016: January

We’re one month into the 2016, and most of the movies I’ve watched so far have been great. As it is Oscar season, I caught up with most of the Best Picture nominees (the only one I have left to see is… 923 more words

A Woman Under The Influence

The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

The Great Ziegfeld is a film that you may or may not want to watch. Working against it is its length: it weighs in at just over three hours. 613 more words


Pre-Code Blogathon: THE DIVORCEE (1930) - It doesn't mean a thing

“I’ve balanced our accounts.”

Simple.  Direct.  Refreshing.  In just a few words a woman lets her husband know she’s cheated on him, a few words that could define the pre-code era, its attitudes and mores, a few words spoken by THE DIVORCEE in a film directed by  1,713 more words

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Re-Watch: In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

In the Good Old Summertime (1949)


Robert Z. Leonard & Buster Keaton


Judy Garland

Van Johnson

S.Z. Sakall


Musical remake of 1940 “Shop Around the Corner” by Lubitch. 143 more words

Movie Reviews

Duchess of Idaho (1950)

Let’s start off the new year with “MGM’s Musical of Sun Valley Splendor!” It’s my favorite swim musical set in Idaho, but it’s also the only swim musical set in Idaho. 4,484 more words


The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

Dir. Robert Z. Leonard

Oscars: Best Picture, Best Actress (Luise Rainer), Best Dance Direction (Seymour Felix)

Other Nominees: Anthony Adverse, … 902 more words

Throwback Trailer: In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

In this musical remake of The Shop Around the Corner, feuding co-workers in a small music shop do not realize they are secret romantic pen pals.

Throwback Trailer