Period Film: Crazy Mama (1975)

Melba (Cloris Leachman) is a down-on-her-luck hair stylist who loses her salon when she gets too far behind on her payments. With her mom, Sheba (Ann Sothern), her pregnant daughter Cheryl (Linda Purl) and Cheryl’s boyfriend Shaun (Don Most) in tow, Melba decides to pack up the car and head back to Arkansas, where she hopes to buy back the family farm. Along the way, … Continue reading Period Film: Crazy Mama (1975)

Period film: I.Q. (1994)

Catherine Boyd (Meg Ryan) is an intelligent, educated woman who wants nothing more than for her intelligent, educated boyfriend James Moreland (Stephen Fry) to finally marry and start a family with her. When Catherine and James run into car trouble one day, they’re assisted by an auto mechanic named Edward Walters (Tim Robbins), who falls in love with Catherine at first sight. Unfortunately for poor … Continue reading Period film: I.Q. (1994)