Summer Under the Stars: Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

TCM’s star of the day is Joel McCrea, and my film pick for the actor is Sullivan’s Travels, which airs today at 8:00 P.M. (EST). The film follows successful movie director John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea), who wants to take on more serious, dramatic topics after making a series of lighter, escapist films. He sets…

Summer Under the Stars: Charade (1963)

TCM’s star of the day is Audrey Hepburn, and my film pick for the actress is Charade, which airs today at 12:00 A.M. (EST). In this Hitchcockian, romantic thriller, Regina “Reggie” Lampert (Audrey Hepburn) returns to her Parisian apartment after a holiday in the French Alps, only to find it stripped bare. The police inform…

Summer Under the Stars: A Letter to Three Wives (1949)

TCM’s star of the day is Ann Sothern, and my film pick for the actress is A Letter to Three Wives, which airs today at 8:00 P.M. (EST). The film recounts the lives of three women, Deborah Bishop (Jeanne Crain), Lora Mae Hollingsway (Linda Darnell), and Rita Phipps (Ann Sothern), after their friend Addie Ross…

Summer Under the Stars: West Side Story (1961)

TCM’s star of the day is Rita Moreno, and my film pick for the actress is West Side Story, which airs today at 10:00 P.M. (EST). In this modern-day, musical retelling of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a gang of white American teenagers, the Jets, led by Riff (Russ Tamblyn), competes with a rival gang…

Summer Under the Stars: Harvey (1950)

TCM’s star of the day is James Stewart, and my film pick for the actor is Harvey, which airs today at 8:00 P.M. (EST). The film follows Elwood P. Dowd (James Stewart), a wealthy eccentric living in a small town whose best friend happens to be an invisible, 6’3″ white rabbit named Harvey. He introduces…

My Experience at TCMFF 2019

About a month has passed since the 10th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival, but I’m still basking in the afterglow of attending for the first time. As I told Jennifer Dorian (general manager at TCM) at the closing night party, TCMFF really exceeded my expectations. Words can’t fully express how amazing my whole experience was…

My Picks for TCMFF 2019

Today marks two weeks until I’ll be in Hollywood for the TCM Classic Film Festival, the premier event for old movie lovers I’ve been dreaming of going to for years. In the past, the dates for TCMFF just didn’t work out for me between school and now work, but fortunately, the stars aligned in my…

Summer Under the Stars: Dear Heart (1964)

TCM’s star of the day is Glenn Ford, and my film pick for the actor is Dear Heart, which airs today at 2:00 P.M. (EST). Evie Jackson (Geraldine Page) is visiting New York City for a postmasters’ convention when she crosses paths with greeting card salesman Harry Mork (Glenn Ford). Though a self-sufficient woman, Evie…

Summer Under the Stars: His Girl Friday (1940)

TCM’s star of the day is Rosalind Russell, and my film pick for the actress is His Girl Friday, which airs today at 12:00 A.M. (EST). When newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) learns his ex-wife and star reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) is leaving her job to marry insurance salesman Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy) and…

Summer Under the Stars: The Lady Eve (1941)

TCM’s star of the day is Barbara Stanwyck, and my film pick for the actress is The Lady Eve, which airs today at 12:00 P.M. (EST). Sailing back home to the United States on an ocean liner after a year-long expedition in South America, the wealthy but unsophisticated Charles Pike (Henry Fonda) meets the bewitching…