Our examination of Jean Harlow’s career continues this week with her final fully completed film, Personal Property. The movie spotlights the legendary actress at the end of her career, facing not only uncertain health, but an equally uncertain future. At this point, the Production Code was hitting its […]
Earlier this year Blumhouse founder, Jason Blum, took heat for saying there weren’t any women directors interested in tackling horror. After social media rebuked him by listing numerous female filmmakers Blum reversed course and put his money where his mouth was. The studio hired Sophia Takal to direct […]
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Okay, time for a bit on a new discovery! During my plague a few months ago, I fell head-first into a new binge. Shetland. The pony, you ask? No! The dark and brooding Scottish (yup!) police procedural. So, it’s a little tricky in the streaming world. You start […]
During the holidays, we tend to talk about certain classic films: White Christmas, Holiday Inn, Miracle on 34th Street, Christmas in Connecticut. But let’s also count Douglas Sirk’s fantastic melodrama All That Heaven Allows as a holiday film, not just because a piece of it depicts some chilly […]
Full disclosure: Reviewing this is really picking on low-hanging fruit because when I suggested it Oscar Isaac was at a….different spot on my list of boys. If you’ve listened to me over the course of the year a lot has changed in our relationship so watching Mojave – […]
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been sitting pretty solidly in the middle of Jean Harlow’s career. During this time, the young actress finds herself stuck in a bit of a transition. Changes in censorship as well as the film industry saw the twenty-something bombshell unable to capitalize […]