DameStruck: Playtime (1967)

French director/comedian Jacques Tati is often mentioned in the same breath as Chaplin and Keaton, though he occupies, for the most part, a different period of history. Tati’s work spans the 1950s to the 1970s, substantially later than Chaplin and Keaton’s work, but he’s operating from much the […]

Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers Blu-ray Review

In 1916, Universal’s most successful film was Where Are My Children?, a film about birth control and abortion made by Lois Weber, a female director who just happened be the first woman elected to the Motion Picture Directors Association, whose name was routinely mentioned alongside D.W. Griffith and […]

Feminist Friday: Suzy (1936)

Our examination of Jean Harlow’s work continues this week with the actress’ 1936 romance, Suzy. It can be safety said that the introduction of the Hayes Code shifted Harlow into a new phase in her career beginning in this year. These 1936 films show the still young actress […]

Thirst Trap: Jonny Harris

I’ve made no secret on the podcast that I’m a fan of boys with accents: English, Irish, Dutch… my love knows no bounds. Now, I’m about to blow your minds with an unconventional addition. Canadian. Yes, faithful readers, you read that right. Now, sit back, relax, and let […]

DameStruck: The Stranger (1946)

I debated putting up yet another Orson Welles recommendation this month, but it is Noirvember and a number of Welles’s films are right now available to stream on Netflix. The Stranger has circulated in public domain prints of varying quality, but it should not therefore be dismissed as […]

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