Day 2 of the Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon has been quiet, but we still have some goodies to share: Critica Retro agrees with many critics that Jean Renoir’s The Rules of the Game deserves its high place on greatest films of all time lists. Portraits by Jenni still hasn’t caught up with James Cameron’s Titanic but is happy to recommend other classic films about the ill-fated … Continue reading Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon – Day 2 Recap
What a great (get it? “great”) first group of posts for the blogathon! Destroy All Fanboys! grabbed Roger Donaldson’s first two feature films Sleeping Dogs and Smash Palace off the stack of to-be-seen films and was rewarded with two remarkable and prescient films. Voiceover, fearing Tokyo Story would turn out to be too depressing, instead finds it both powerful and moving. MovieRob reviews For a Few Dollars More and discovers … Continue reading Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon – Day 1 Recap
The Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen 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 post as they come in. You … Continue reading The Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon is Here!
Tomorrow begins the Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon! There’s till time to join in! It runs from Friday, November 16 – Sunday, November 18. If you want to join in, leave a comment here or under the original post, or contact me on Twitter (my handle is @DebbieVee). Looking forward to an epic event! Continue reading The Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon Begins Tomorrow!
This post is part of The Claude Rains Blogathon, hosted by The Pure Entertainment Preservation Society. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! We tend to believe Hollywood’s attempts to strike lightning more than once by reuniting actors/directors in a new film project a recent phenomenon. Truth is, Hollywood has been doing it probably since the early history of the industry. The … Continue reading Melodrama & Noir Have a Baby: Deception (1946)
There’s still plenty of time to sign up for the Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon! The event begins Friday, November 16 and runs through Sunday, November 18. If you want to participate, leave a comment here, under the original post, or contact me via Twitter (my handle is @DebbieVee). Looking forward sharing the experience of seeing great films for the first time! Continue reading The Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon Starts Soon!
This post is part of The Neil Simon Blogathon, hosted by Caftan Woman and Wide Screen World. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! The 1972 film The Heartbreak Kid has the simplest of simple plots: a young man (Charles Grodin) marries and finds out one day into his honeymoon that he doesn’t care for his wife (Jeannie Berlin). When they arrive … Continue reading The Neil Simon Blogathon: The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
Welcome to my new series of TV reviews! Since we stream a lot (A LOT) of TV shows in my house, I’ve been coming across series that I missed out on during their first run, or their first explosion into the pop culture zeitgeist. I thought it would be interesting to write my thoughts about them behind the curve. First up is the 1990s series, … Continue reading It’s New to Me: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Yes, I have another TV series from Spain to review, only this time, I’m not as madly in love with it as I was with Velvet, El Barco, or Gran Hotel. Based on a wildly popular historical novel of the same name by Ildefonso Falcones, La Catedral del Mar (The Cathedral of the Sea) has a lot going for it. Everything was shot on location, … Continue reading Foreign TV Watch: La Catedral del Mar (Spain)
Time for a new blogathon! Recently, there was a Twitter thread asking people what great (or considered “great”) film they had never seen. I thought, what an awesome subject for a blogathon! No matter how much we love films, and no matter how many we have seen, there are always gaps in our film viewing, especially when it comes to the so-called essentials. So I … Continue reading Announcing The Greatest Film I’ve Never Seen Blogathon!
This post is part of The Joseph Cotton Blogathon, hosted by Maddy Loves Her Classic Films and In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! The 1952 film The Steel Trap doesn’t easily fit into any one film genre. It certainly shares elements with film noir of the period: most notably the use of voiceover … Continue reading The Joseph Cotten Blogathon: The Steel Trap (1952)
This post is part of The Lovely Lee Grant Blogathon, hosted by Realweegiemidget Reviews. Read the rest of the lovely posts in this event HERE! Albert Brooks’ movies have usually been well received by critics but he’s far from a critical darling, like Woody Allen. Yet his movies have a quiet staying power, and this is especially true of Defending Your Life. The story of … Continue reading The Lovely Lee Grant Blogathon: Defending Your Life (1991)
This post is part of The 5th Annual Rule, Britannia Blogathon, hosted by Terry at A Shroud of Thoughts. Read the rest of the jolly good posts HERE! Do I need to give a SPOILER WARNING for The Crying Game at this point? I think most people know by now the big plot twist that occurs mid-movie. If you don’t, proceed at your own discretion: … Continue reading Rule, Britannia Blogathon: The Crying Game (1992)
This post is part of The “Non-English” Language Blogathon, hosted by Thoughts All Sorts. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE! When this blogathon was announced, it was a conundrum for me which movie to pick. There are so many great films not made in the English language. Werner Herzog’s Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God) won out. It’s … Continue reading Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God)
That’s it for the Winter in July Blogathon! I am always astounded by the variety of topics submitted for each event. I now have quite a few films to add to my to-be-watched list. I hope you all do as well! Not to be overlooked are these two late additions: Cinematic Scribblings finds the austere winter background greatly enhances Eric Rohmer’s morality tale, My Night … Continue reading Winter in July Blogathon – The Final Wrap-Up!