People take movie lists too seriously (also a review of Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles)

A reflection on the Rankin-Bass Christmas specials

Silent Movie Day Blogathon: The greatest hits of 1922

The Singin’ in the Rain blogathon: Examining the Broadway Ballet

On George Lucas, The Searchers, and cinematic quotation

It’s A Wonderful Life Blogathon: HB Warner

“If you thought you knew what terror was,” or that time Tarantino was a Broadway star

Silent Movie Day Blogathon: The greatest hits of 1921

“Thrill to the same idol who made your mothers’ hearts flutter wildly” – Revivals of the sheik movies in the 1930s

The things that wouldn’t shut up: Streamline, Manga Entertainment, and The Castle of Cagliostro

The villification of CGI

Movie reviews:

William Wyler’s Wuthering Heights

Jonathan Demme’s The Truth About Charlie

George Cukor’s Romeo and Juliet

The John Williams Blogathon: How to Steal a Million

The Umpteenth Blogathon: Beauty and the Beast

A Christmas Carol (the Alastair Sim version)

Bernard Herrmann Blogathon: On Dangerous Ground

Our Hospitality

Steamboat Bill Jr

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

They Remade What?! Blogathon: The Most Dangerous Game, A Game of Death, and Run for the Sun

Book reviews:

Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips by Michael G. Ankerich

Eighth Buster Keaton Blogathon: Reviews of The Vampire Diary of Buster Keaton and Bluffton

John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars by Eve Golden


Wait Until Dark (1967) Audio Commentary

Movie of the Month:

March 2023 – The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968)

February 2023 – Don’t Bother to Knock (1952)

January 2023 – The Red Shoes (1948)

December 2022 – Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

November 2022 – The Lineup (1958)

October 2022 – Frankenstein (1910)

September 2022 – Blue Bottles

August 2022 – An Elusive Diamond

July 2022 – The Frozen North

June 2022 – The Wizard’s Apprentice

May 2022 – The Sinking of the Lusitania

April 2022 – Le Duel D’Hamlet

March 2022 – Snow-White (the Betty Boop version)

February 2022 – Suspense

Birthday tributes:

William Wyler

Carol Dempster

Frederick Knott