Mad Men Memories: Season 1, Episodes 1 – 6

The series finale of Mad Men aired last month, and I have yet to fully recover. Naturally, this has led me to begin re-watching the series from the beginning. “Mad Men Memories” is a new series on the blog where I’ll simply be sharing my favorite moments from each season, in the form of screen captures and quotes, as I re-watch! (I know this is … Continue reading Mad Men Memories: Season 1, Episodes 1 – 6

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: The Young Victoria (2009)

The Young Victoria (2009) is a period film dramatizing the life of one of one of the most beloved figures of the British monarchy: Queen Victoria. Victoria held the throne from 1837 until her death in 1876 and became known as “the grandmother of Europe.” The Young Victoria paints a picture of Victoria’s life before and during her reign. We begin in her childhood, where … Continue reading Period film: The Young Victoria (2009)

Period Film: A Walk on the Moon (1999)

Pearl Kantrowitz is a bored housewife. She married young, has a couple of kids (Anna Paquin, Bobby Boriello) and is frustrated by the lack of sympathy her husband Marty (Liev Schreiber) seems to have for the monotony of her daily life. In the summer of 1969, the family packs up and heads to the camp community that they will call home for a few months. … Continue reading Period Film: A Walk on the Moon (1999)

Favorite things about… Riding in Cars with Boys

The favorite film: Riding in Cars with Boys, a 2001 comedy/drama from Columbia Pictures. The synopsis: Bev was born in 1950 and grew up in a working-class family. She’s bright, talented and full of ambition. She dreams of going to college in New York and getting published. But Bev also likes to have her fun. The time comes when she develops an interest in romantic … Continue reading Favorite things about… Riding in Cars with Boys

The Heiress (1949)

The Heiress (1949): 4.5/5 Beloved Best Actress winner Olivia de Havilland portrays Catherine Sloper, a young New York aristocrat — one of her two Oscar winning lead roles. Those aren’t her only accolades for this role. She also took home a Golden Globe and a New York Film Critics Circle award in the Best Actress category. Catherine lives with a very controlling father (Ralph Richardson) … Continue reading The Heiress (1949)