One year, one film: 1946 – Notorious

One year, one film: 1946 The film:  Notorious, dir. Alfred Hitchcock starring Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant and Claude Rains Rating: Recommended | Highly Recommended | MUST-SEE What can I say about Notorious that hasn’t already been said? It’s Hitchcock. It’s Cary Grant. It’s Ingrid Bergman. It’s Claude Rains. It’s everything. All at once suspenseful and romantic, Notorious spins a tangled web of espionage and betrayal, scripted by the … Continue reading One year, one film: 1946 – Notorious

Films in 2015: Modern Movies in April

Cheongdam bosal (aka Fortune Salon) (2009) – Continuing with my resolution to watch more world cinema, I decided to browse the “foreign films” section on Netflix one afternoon and this film popped up as a suggestion. I was in the mood for a light, “easy viewing” film, and this South Korean romantic comedy seemed like just the ticket. It tells the story of a woman … Continue reading Films in 2015: Modern Movies in April

2014 in Film: Modern movies in February

The Cheating Pact (2013) – I wasn’t sure if I should include this on my “watched” list because I missed a little bit of the beginning, but I got sucked into it while channel flipping and did see the majority of it, so it’s going on the list. What a prime Lifetime cornballer. A lot of the acting is bad and the script is super … Continue reading 2014 in Film: Modern movies in February

Photoplay reviews the springtime releases of 1944

This post is a part of TMP’s “Historical Context” series, in which I share excerpts from my collection of vintage publications. Today’s tidbits come from the June 1944 combined issue of Photoplay and Movie Mirror. The June 1944 Photoplay/Movie Mirror combined issue is one of my favorites from my entire collection. A beautiful photo of Olivia de Havilland by Paul Hesse adorns the cover, and … Continue reading Photoplay reviews the springtime releases of 1944