This post is part of the Luso World Cinema Blogathon, hosted by Spellbound by Movies and Critica Retro. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! I’ve written a few times about my experiences seeing foreign films during the late 70s and early 80s when my mother, and then I, worked for a … Continue reading Luso World Cinema Blogathon: Dona Flor and her Two Husbands
This post is part of the Dark and Deep: The Gothic Horror Blogathon, hosted by Pale Writer. Read the rest of the darkly creepy posts HERE! The 1944 Gothic novel Dragonwyck was written by Anya Seton, one of my favorite historical novelists when I was growing up. She is probably best known for her novel … Continue reading Home, Horror, Home: Dragonwyck (1946)
This post is part of The Unemployment Blogathon, hosted by Steve at MovieMovieBlogBlog. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! Weddings, and the planning of weddings, are subjects that have long been mined for comedy. The 2011 film Bridesmaids could have stuck to the absurdity of being part of a wedding party. … Continue reading The Unemployment Blogathon: Bridesmaids (2011)
This post is part of the Shelley Winters Blogathon, hosted by Poppity Talks Classic Film and Realweegimidget Reviews. See a list of the rest of the participants in this event HERE! We all grouse about remakes at one time or another, but there are some we like more, or at least as much, as the … Continue reading The Shelley Winters Blogathon: I Died a Thousand Times (1955)
This post is part of the Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage Blogathon, hosted by Aurora at Once Upon a Screen. Read the rest of the posts HERE! Based on the true story of a 19th century Buenos Aires aristocratic woman who created a scandal by running off with a priest, the 1984 Argentinian film Camila is a … Continue reading Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage Blogathon: Camila (1984)
The blogathon isn't over yet! Here are the final entries: Pure Entertainment Preservation Society views The Heiress for the first time and agrees with fans of the film that it is a masterpiece. Thoughts All Sorts adores highwaymen Plunkett & MacLeane and finds their story a "gem" of a movie. Movies Silently goes Biblical for … Continue reading The Costume Drama Blogathon – Final Wrap-Up!
More posts dressed up in glorious costumes! Critica Retro finds the silent 1923 version of Scaramouche visually stunning and full of remarkable detail to convey the French Revolutionary era. Love Letters to Old Hollywood reviews The Glass Slipper, MGM's atypical retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale. Silver Scenes enjoys the satirical edge of The Private … Continue reading The Costume Drama Blogathon – Day Three Recap
The post is part of the Costume Drama Blogathon, hosted by ME. See the rest of the antiquated posts HERE! Costume dramas get a bad rap. They’re often called stuffy, overlong, and overproduced. Then there’s all that history! Like, who wants a history lesson when they go to the movies? Well, I do, even though … Continue reading The Favourite: Not Your Mama’s Costume Drama
Welcome to Day Two of our Costume Drama Blogathon! Realweegiemidget Reviews canvasses her favorite Henry VIII biopics, including my personal favorite, Anne of the Thousand Days. Pure Entertainment Preservation Society does a thorough analysis of one of Jeanette MacDonald's Victorian costumes in San Francisco. The Stop Button finds the 1973 version of The Three Musketeers … Continue reading The Costume Drama Blogathon – Day Two Recap
A bit of a slow start to our blogathon, but we still have some wonderful posts to share: Destroy All Fanboys! detects a slightly modern vibe to Kubrick's Barry Lyndon. Pure Entertainment Preservation Society originally reviewed Gone With the Wind for my Greatest Film I've Never Seen Blogathon. Along with her impressions of the overall … Continue reading The Costume Drama Blogathon – Day One Recap
The Costume Drama Blogathon has arrived! Bloggers: When your post goes live, leave the URL for your post in the comments section here or under the original announcement post. You may also send it to me via Twitter. My handle is @DebbieVee. I will do daily recaps, but will also collect all the URLs in this … Continue reading The Costume Drama Blogathon is Here!
This post is part of the “Some Kind of Man”: The Orson Welles Blogathon, hosted by Sean Munger. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! “A policeman’s job is only easy in a police state.” – Miguel “Mike” Vargas, Touch of Evil. There’s something odd about watching Orson Welles’ 1958 film noir … Continue reading “Some Kind of Man”: The Orson Welles Blogathon – Touch of Evil (1958)
We’re only a few days away from the start of the Costume Drama Blogathon! There's still plenty of time to join in. Request your choice in the comments section here or under the original announcement post. You may also send it to me via Twitter. My handle is @DebbieVee. RE: HURRICANE DORIAN: Of course, don't worry one bit … Continue reading The Costume Drama Blogathon is Almost Here!
This post is part of the World War II Blogathon, hosted by Cinema Essentials and Maddy Loves Her Classic Films. See a list of the rest of the posts in this blogathon HERE! We tend to forget now that Hollywood produced very few anti-Nazi films prior to the United States entering the war at the … Continue reading The World War II Blogathon: The Mortal Storm (1940)
This post is part of The 6th Annual Rule, Britannia Blogathon, hosted by Terry at A Shroud of Thoughts. Read the rest of the jolly good posts in this event HERE! This is the sixth year Terry has run this blogathon, but this is the first time I have chosen one of the British Kitchen … Continue reading The 6th Annual Rule, Britannia Blogathon: The L-Shaped Room (1962)