We talk a lot about female directors on Citizen Dame – as we should, because female directors are amazing. And first among the greats is Ida Lupino, nicknamed “Mother of Us All” on her sets. Lupino was best known for her noir performances as an actress, but she […]
2018 has been an excellent year for high-profile critical successes that deal with issues of race, violence, and gentrification in America. Spike Lee took on the KKK with Black KkKlansman; Boots Riley scored a critical success with his socialist masterwork Sorry To Bother You; Ryan Coogler gave us […]
FilmStruck, the streaming service created by TCM and Criterion, is shutting down on November 29th and the Dames couldn’t be sadder. This week, we attempt to honor FilmStruck and also give you our recommendations on the films you should watch there before it shuts down.
There’s nothing like a Pre-Code film to put dated questions of sex and gender into perspective. To continue our examination of Jean Harlow’s FilmStruck series, we take a look at the 1934 romantic dramedy, The Girl From Missouri. Interestingly, the film takes on a brand new identity in […]
For today’s Thirst Trap installment, I’m stepping forward to pay homage to one of the longest running objects of my thirsty attentions: David Tennant. Everyone has their top 10 list… and for the better part of the last decade (Gah, I feel old) the Doctor himself has occupied […]
Of all the directors of his generation, Alfred Hitchcock’s films are probably the most widely available, both on streaming and on physical media. Even his early British films are available, sometimes in less-than-stellar public domain prints. But beyond the most famous “masterpieces,” there are other, smaller films that […]
While Jean Harlow passed away more than eighty years ago, there are a few of her movies which have seemingly transcended the decades. One of these is Bombshell. Watching the 1933 film, it seems deeply tied in with Harlow’s star persona. After all, the actress was known as […]