As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, my birthday was July 29, and my birthday month happens to match up with one of the year’s Barnes & Noble Criterion Collection sales. Not only did I hit the Criterion sale twice for my birthday, but I also got a couple of film-related gifts from my family and found some great birthday bargains at a local … Continue reading A belated birthday haul!
It’s been a while since I’ve done a tag/Q&A! While catching up on my YouTube subscriptions I saw a new one made by Raquel of Out of the Past: the Classic Movie Tag — ten questions exploring our love of classic film. Raquel posted this back in May. (Am I still considered fashionably late at this point, or just obnoxiously so?) Her blog says responses … Continue reading Classic Movie Tag
It’s an average, pleasant day in Hampstead Heath. A lot of people are out and about; children are running and playing. But things take a grim turn when the children discover the body of a young woman who has been stabbed to death. Police get right to work investigating, learning that the woman was Sapphire Robbins (Yvonne Buckingham), a college student. Their investigation takes a … Continue reading Sapphire (1959)
I’ve mentioned several times on the blog that my sister and I have a long-standing tradition of sharing movie nights — or, as we call them, “Sister Movie Time.” Usually, we load up on snacks, cuddle with her cats, and watch the nostalgic films of our youth or rent some recent releases we missed in theaters. For our latest movie night, we agreed to do … Continue reading Creating a Hitchcock Fan with Four Films
“Nobody can tell you where your place is.” When Hilary Ames (Reginald Gardiner) has a problem with his sink just as he’s preparing to host a cocktail party, the last person he expects to fix the problem is a young woman. He mistakes visitor Adam Belinski (Charles Boyer) for the plumber before Cluny Brown (Jennifer Jones) arrives, wrench in hand and ready to get to … Continue reading Cluny Brown (1946)