Mel Brooks and Classic Movie Genres

The 1970s turned out to be one of the most interesting decades in film.  Or at least I think so.  Filmmakers of note, like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola […]


The Billy Wilder Blogathon is here!!

Today would have been Billy Wilder’s 109th birthday.  The writer/producer/director had a storied career and left behind many films that are listed among the greatest ever made in almost every […]



Kellee Pratt of Outspoken & Freckled and the famed @Irishjayhawk66 sent me an email earlier this week: “Hey, are we reprising the Billy Wilder Blogathon this year?”  My initial reacton was, […]


The Classic Movie History Project Blogathon!

Since we published the announcement for the upcoming Classic Movie History Project Blogathon the enthusiasm and response have been extraordinary!  I expect it’ll get even more so now that Flicker […]


Peter Cushing, a birthday tribute

This humble tribute to the great Peter Cushing was published on Citizen Screenings in celebration of his centennial two years ago.  Since I am making a slow transition away from […]

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#TCMFF – a social affair

Ben Mankiewicz said it best during the press conference the day before this year’s Turner Classic Movies Film Festival (TCMFF) – there is no other network that yields the loyalty that […]


Sidney Lumet, purveyor of truth

(on actors): “I understand what they’re going through. The self-exposure, which is at the heart of all their work, is done using their own body. It’s their sexuality, their strength […]


My Picks for #TCMFF 2015 are not made of stone

For the sixth consecutive year, thousands of movie fans will descend upon Hollywood for the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival (TCMFF), which is set to take place from Thursday, March 26 to Sunday, […]


Memorable Movie Murders

Today I’m serving murder. Following is a list of memorable movie murders – for fun.  I’m not sure what that says about me, but I hope you enjoy revisiting the […]