The 2022 Classic Literature on Film Blogathon: Carrie (1952)

This post is part of The 2022 Classic Literature on Film Blogathon hosted by Silver Screen Classics. Theodore Dreiser’s first novel, Sister Carrie, didn’t exactly set the literary world on fire. In fact, it was reviled by critics and was a resounding financial flop. It took decades for the literary world to recognize its value. … Continue reading The 2022 Classic Literature on Film Blogathon: Carrie (1952)

The 9th Annual Rule, Britannia Blogathon: Into the West (1992)

This post is part of the 9th Annual Rule, Britannia Blogathon, hosted by A Shroud of Thoughts. Read the rest of the ripping post HERE! Magic realism is probably one of the hardest genres to pull off successfully. Sometimes creators make it too fantastical; others too realistic. The balance is key. A beautiful example of … Continue reading The 9th Annual Rule, Britannia Blogathon: Into the West (1992)

The Foreign Western Blogathon – Final Wrap-up!

This has been a fantastic event. I have really enjoyed reading posts about the wide variety of films that fall under this category. I think we showed Sam Elliott a thing or two, such as Westerns can be good from pretty much anywhere on (or off) this planet. We have one final entry: Movie Fan … Continue reading The Foreign Western Blogathon – Final Wrap-up!

The Foreign Western Blogathon – Day Three Recap

Got a mess of posts from out on the foreign range on Day Three of the Foreign Western Blogathon: Taking Up Room finds For a Few Dollars More a worthy follow-up to the original Man With No Name movie, A Fistful of Dollars. Though 18 Cinema Lane appreciated aspects of the Australia-set “slice of life” … Continue reading The Foreign Western Blogathon – Day Three Recap

The Foreign Western Blogathon – Day Two Recap

Welcome to Day Two of the Foreign Westerns Blogathon. We’ve got some ace-high posts today! Critica Retro introduces us to popular Brazilian actor Amácio Mazzaropi, whose many cinematic successes includes a spoof of Western vigilante films, Uma Pistola para Djeca (A Pistol for Djeca). Destroy All Fanboys! urges us to take the time to watch … Continue reading The Foreign Western Blogathon – Day Two Recap

The Foreign Western Blogathon – Day One Recap

Howdy pardners! Or hola compadres, depending on the country the films are from! Welcome to the Day One round-up of posts for the Foreign Western Blogathon: Silver Screenings went into 7 Women excited about the prospect of seeing a Western-ish film set in China, centered around women, and directed by John Ford, but found it … Continue reading The Foreign Western Blogathon – Day One Recap

The Foreign Western Blogathon: Tiempo de Morir (1966)

This post is part of the Foreign Western Blogathon, hosted by ME. Read the rest of the rootin’ tootin’ posts HERE! When I first got the idea for this blogathon I had two or three films in mind for my own post. Then I started looking for images to use for my original announcement post … Continue reading The Foreign Western Blogathon: Tiempo de Morir (1966)

The Foreign Western Blogathon is Here!

The Foreign Western 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 … Continue reading The Foreign Western Blogathon is Here!

The Caftan Woman Blogathon: Ride the High Country (1962)

This post is part of The Caftan Woman Blogathon honoring Patricia Nolan-Hall, hosted by Lady Eve’s Reel Life and Another Old Movie Blog. Read the rest of the posts in tribute of our wonderful friend Paddy HERE! Patricia Nolan-Hall was a film blogger who passed away early March 2022. She was SO beloved by the … Continue reading The Caftan Woman Blogathon: Ride the High Country (1962)

Announcing The Foreign Western Blogathon!

The pandemic and personal issues have kept me out of the blogathon loop for a long time. It’s been a whole year since my last blogathon. Well, I’m back at it now and very excited to announce this new one! Most of you are probably aware that there was a social media kerfuffle a few … Continue reading Announcing The Foreign Western Blogathon!

The 2021 Swashbucklathon: The Mark of Zorro (1940)

This post is part of The 2021 Swashbucklathon, hosted by Silver Screen Classics. See a list of the rest of the swashbuckling posts HERE! A few years ago I reviewed Blood and Sand, another film starring Tyrone Power and Linda Darnell directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Aside from the fantastic pairing of Power and Darnell (which … Continue reading The 2021 Swashbucklathon: The Mark of Zorro (1940)

The American Experience on Film – Final Wrap-Up!

We have one more blog post to share in this event. Last but not least: 18 Cinema Lane reviews the heartwarming family film The Girl Who Spelled Freedom, about a girl who becomes a spelling bee champion in America after her family escapes the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. A big thank you to all … Continue reading The American Experience on Film – Final Wrap-Up!

The American Experience on Film Blogathon: Stroszek (1977)

This post is part of The American Experience on Film Blogathon, hosted by ME. Read the rest of the posts in this event HERE. One of the most interesting parts of the reality TV show 90 Day Fiance is watching the reaction of the non-American half of the couple to their first taste of actually … Continue reading The American Experience on Film Blogathon: Stroszek (1977)

The American Experience on Film Blogathon – Day Two

Got some more red, white, and blue posts for Day Two of The American Experience on Film Blogathon! Dubism reports that The Jackie Robinson Story is a missed opportunity that inaccurately recounts the life of its title character as well as the history of non-white players in the sport of baseball. MovieRob is surprised to … Continue reading The American Experience on Film Blogathon – Day Two