Vincente Minnelli’s quirky musical The Pirate may not have been appreciated when it was first released, but over the years, the film has become vindicated in its blend of lush production values, delightfully madcap performances from Judy Garland and Gene Kelly, and a charming Cole Porter score. The Pirate isn’t going to be everyone’s cup… Read more »
Entries by Michaela Owens
I think all film lovers can agree: naming your favorites can be hard. If someone asked me to do a top ten list, I think I would break out in hives. However, if you were to ask me my absolute favorite movie, the one I could never live without, I would say, with no hesitation,… Read more »
“Oh, we’re going to talk about me now, are we? Goody.” — Katharine Hepburn, The Philadelphia Story A fierce and… Read more »
When it comes to romantic comedy, classic Hollywood has everybody beat. If you haven’t seen a rom-com from the 1930s, 1940s, or 1950s, you’re denying yourself one of life’s greatest joys. There are many I could recommend, but for my money, the gold standard may just be George Stevens’s The More the Merrier (1943).
His Girl Friday (1940) is definitely one of the most iconic classic films today. The lightning-fast dialogue; the searing political commentary; the colorful characters and the excellent cast that brings them to life… This film is probably one of the most well-known old movies out there, in part because of its fall into the public domain,… Read more »
Vincent Price. Just saying his name makes me want to smile. It’s also a name that brings to mind many different things for many different people. For some, he is the ghoulish introduction to “Thriller;” others recognize him as a symbol for horror movies; classic film fans know him from a wide range of things,… Read more »