Ranking the Films of Lombard and MacMurray

Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray: two of the most lovable stars of the golden age, Carole one of the queens of the screwball comedy and Fred the quintessential American every-man. With my recent viewing of Swing High, Swing Low I have seen all four collaborations between these two stars, so today I’ll be sharing my personal ranking of them, from best to worst. BEST: True Confession … Continue reading Ranking the Films of Lombard and MacMurray

Bill, the Director and Barbara, the star: Ranking the Collaborations of Wellman and Stanwyck

Today, TMP joins in on the William Wellman Blogathon, a celebration of one of classic Hollywood’s great directors. This event is hosted by Now Voyaging. Head over to the event page for links to all of the fantastic articles about Wellman and his films! When I learned of this blogathon, I immediately knew that I wanted to contribute a post on Wellman’s collaborations with Barbara Stanwyck. … Continue reading Bill, the Director and Barbara, the star: Ranking the Collaborations of Wellman and Stanwyck

Ranking the Romances: A list of Nicholas Sparks movies, from best to worst

To most film buffs, Nicholas Sparks movies are a joke. They’re corny, sentimental, and formulaic. The performances usually aren’t great, and neither are the scripts. But these movies are made for a particular viewer, and I am that viewer. What can I say? I’m a sucker for a cheesy and/or weepy romances, whether they’re based on Nicholas Sparks novels or classic literature, and I’m capable … Continue reading Ranking the Romances: A list of Nicholas Sparks movies, from best to worst