Summer Under the Stars: To Each His Own (1946)

TCM’s star of the day is Olivia de Havilland, and my film pick for the actress is To Each His Own, which airs today at 2:15 A.M. (EST). This wartime melodrama finds middle-aged American Josephine “Jody” Norris (Olivia de Havilland) in the midst of World War II in London as she recounts her youth during…

Summer Under the Stars: Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

TCM’s star of the day is Warren Beatty, and my film pick for the actor is Bonnie and Clyde, which airs today at 6:00 P.M. (EST). This biographical crime film follows the lives of infamous, Depression-era gangsters Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) and Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty). Bonnie meets Clyde by chance as he attempts to…

Summer Under the Stars: Kiss Me Kate (1953)

TCM’s star of the day is Ann Miller, and my film pick for the actress is Kiss Me Kate, which airs today at 12:00 A.M. (EST). This backstage musical follows divorced Broadway stars Fred Graham (Howard Keel) and Lilli Vanessi (Kathryn Grayson) as they attempt to put aside their differences to star together in a…

Summer Under the Stars: Magnificent Obsession (1954)

TCM’s star of the day is Rock Hudson, and my film pick for the actor is Magnificent Obsession, which airs today at 10:00 P.M. (EST). This Technicolor melodrama begins when reckless playboy Bob Merrick (Rock Hudson) foolishly wrecks his speed boat. The town’s only resuscitator is needed to save his life. But at the same…

Films in 2020: July

July was a bittersweet month. The very first day marked Olivia de Havilland’s 104th birthday, and in the last weekend she passed away. She’s one of my very favorite actresses and a woman I admire deeply, so her passing has really affected me, though as I’ve said elsewhere (including in my small remembrance post here),…

Remembering Olivia de Havilland

Olivia de Havilland July 1, 1916 – July 25, 2020 Today it was announced that Olivia de Havilland, one of the last remaining stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, passed away yesterday at her home in Paris, France, where she lived since the 1950s. She had just turned 104 years old on the first day of…

Films in 2020: June

It’s almost hard to believe we’re just now halfway through the year, but here we are. I hope everyone is staying as safe and healthy as can be, and that the rest of the year might be a little better. At least we have movies to comfort us when we need them, right? June was…

Films in 2020: May

In light of what’s going on right now, from the Black Lives Matter protests to the coronavirus pandemic, this post will be much shorter than my usual movie wrap-up posts. Stay safe everyone.