Pilot No. 5 (1943)

George Collins (Franchot Tone) is a skilled American pilot, stranded on Java with five other pilots and a Dutch commander (Steven Geray) in the spring of 1942. After having their base bombed by a Japanese plane, the commander must choose a pilot to take up their one working fighter jet and prevent further destruction of… Read More Pilot No. 5 (1943)

The Classic Movie History Project, 2015: ‘For Me and My Gal’ as Wartime Cinema

Note: This post will contain some spoilers. Read with caution if you’ve never seen For Me and My Gal. Additionally, this post was written for The Classic Movie History Project blogathon. For more information on this blogathon, see the end of the post! With World War II looming heavily over every aspect of American life… Read More The Classic Movie History Project, 2015: ‘For Me and My Gal’ as Wartime Cinema

Les demoiselles de Rochefort (1967)

Dance teacher Delphine (Catherine Deneuve) and her musician sister Solange (Françoise Dorléac, Deneuve’s real-life sister) live in Rochefort, a somewhat sleepy seaside town. Their mother Yvonne (Danielle Darrieux) owns a local café. Both sisters dream of leaving Rochefort to find excitement and true love, while their mother daydreams about a lost love. When a fair… Read More Les demoiselles de Rochefort (1967)

100 years of Gene Kelly: A centennial tribute to one of Hollywood’s greatest performers!

There is a great pool of extremely talented actors from the studio era who never (aside from an honorary award, in some cases) won an Oscar. Ironically, many of these actors who were ignored by the Academy during their heyday have become old Hollywood’s most enduring and beloved stars. One such man is Gene Kelly,… Read More 100 years of Gene Kelly: A centennial tribute to one of Hollywood’s greatest performers!