Films in 2022: August

As expected with the month of August with TCM’s annual Summer Under the Stars program, I watched a ton of movies over the past 31 days. Though it wasn’t just from watching movies on TCM of course, I went to a number of screenings around L.A. too. Some of my favorites on the big screen…

Films in 2022: July

It feels like I’ve been saying this every month, but this past month was another great time at the movies. Some highlights include seeing a double feature of American Graffiti and Dazed and Confused at the New Beverly, Short Cuts in 70mm at the Aero, and finally seeing Mad Max: Fury Road on the big…

Films in 2022: June

June saw a lot of trips to the theater, for new releases and old favorites, as well as repertory screenings for movies I hadn’t seen before. Among the screenings I especially enjoyed was seeing Notorious on film inside the historic Los Angeles Theatre, featuring an introduction with film critic Leonard Maltin and Cary Grant’s daughter,…

Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Klute

KLUTEĀ (1971) Directed by Alan J. Pakula Cinematography by Gordon Willis I finally had some time to participate in TheĀ Film Experience’s Hit Me With Your Best Shot series this week, and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to pick out images from one of my favorite movies of the 1970s, Klute, the first of Alan J. Pakula’s…

Films in 2022: May

May was much more low-key with my movie-watching compared to April, though there was still a lot that I watched. Anna May Wong was TCM’s Star of the Month, so I watched several of her films that I hadn’t seen before. A few of them were from the 1930s, which ended up being the decade…

My Experience at TCMFF 2022

It’s already been a few weeks since this year’s edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival, but as it goes with such a wonderful event, I’m still thinking back to all that happened over those glorious few days. It was beyond amazing to have TCMFF back in person and to be reunited with old pals…

Films in 2022: April

April was essentially a build-up to the highly anticipated in-person return of the TCM Classic Film Festival, which came to an end just a week ago. It was so wonderful for TCMFF to be back in Hollywood, especially to be reunited with fellow classic movie lovers. I’ll recount my whole TCMFF experience later this month.…

Hit Me With Your Best Shot – The Last Picture Show

THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (1971) Directed by Peter Bogdanovich Cinematography by Robert Surtees This week’s edition of Hit Me With Your Best Shot at The Film Experience focuses on the late Peter Bogdanovich’s most acclaimed movie, the coming-of-age drama The Last Picture Show. Among the film’s many accomplishments is the work of veteran cinematographer Robert…

Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (1954) Directed by Stanley Donen Cinematography by George J. Folsey Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is the subject of The Film Experience’s Hit Me With Your Best Shot episode this week, a musical I love despite its rather problematic premise. Much of my love for the movie is due to…

Hit Me With Your Best Shot – The Godfather

THE GODFATHER (1972) Directed by Francis Ford Coppola Cinematography by Gordon Willis Just in time for Francis Ford Coppola’s birthday today, The Film Experience’s Hit Me With Your Best Shot series returns this week with his most famous movie, and one of the most acclaimed films of all time: The Godfather. So much has been…