Blogathons, Classic Film Discoveries, Noir Or Never, Uncategorized

Rolling in the Deep: Katherine Hepburn in “Undercurrent” (1946)

Undercurrent (1947) is definitely not a film that many mention in connection with any of its three stars, which really is a shame, because it's a film that deserves more attention. I've read some reviews that have called it a Gaslight knock off, and while Undercurrent shares some elements with that film, it is decidedly different in others. For me, Undercurrent can… Continue reading Rolling in the Deep: Katherine Hepburn in “Undercurrent” (1946)

Stephen King, Uncategorized

The Divide: Why I think IT Chapter Two nailed it

Spoilers lie in the sewers. So back away from the drain if you haven't seen the film yet.  When I was thirteen, my mom bestowed upon me her battered copy of IT by Stephen King, which she'd owned, and read every year, since 1986. And from that moment on, right through the lonely years of my adolescence, and… Continue reading The Divide: Why I think IT Chapter Two nailed it

Adventures in Alan Ladd, Alan Ladd, Blogathons, Classic Film Discoveries, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

Come what may: The Proud Rebel (1958)

If you've been following my blog since last year, you'll know that The Proud Rebel is one of my favourite Alan films. I love it so much that I included it in my Top 15 Classic Film Discoveries of 2018, and so I could not miss the chance to write about it for my blogathon. When… Continue reading Come what may: The Proud Rebel (1958)

Blogathons, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

Live by no man’s leave: The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

The Last of the Mohicans (1992) was one of the first movies I bought with my own money. I bought it quite by chance, a common thing it seems for films I came to love fiercely. Based on James Fenimore Cooper's 1826 novel The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 and the 1936… Continue reading Live by no man’s leave: The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

Adventures in Alan Ladd, Alan Ladd, Blogathons, Uncategorized

Thunder in the East (1951)

THIS POST IS BY VIRGINIA. I AM POSTING IT HERE BECAUSE SHE DOES NOT HAVE HER OWN BLOG. PLEASE DO NOT COMMENT HERE, BUT EMAIL YOUR THOUGHTS TO HER AT vmhagler@aol.com Thunder in the East is the 21st picture Alan Ladd made in which he is the star.  It came almost exactly halfway through his starring filmography.   It… Continue reading Thunder in the East (1951)

Blogathons, Classic Film Discoveries, Uncategorized

God, can you hear me? Van Johnson in “The End of the Affair” (1955)

When I was a teenager, I watched the 1999 adaptation of Graham Greene's novel, and fell in love with it. It had such a wonderful balance of romance, tragedy and theological inquiry. Ralph Fiennes and Julianne Moore had such incredible chemistry and intensity as the doomed wartime and post war lovers. And so I felt… Continue reading God, can you hear me? Van Johnson in “The End of the Affair” (1955)

80s Horror, Blogathons, Uncategorized

The Madness of Miracles: Jeff Goldblum in “The Fly” (1986)

This post contains spoilers and graphic content. Please be advised that you may turn into a fly humanoid after reading this. You've been warned. Man's tendency to act like a god and try to control and obliterate nature's tenets has been explored many times, most famously in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. What Shelley explored and taught… Continue reading The Madness of Miracles: Jeff Goldblum in “The Fly” (1986)