Films in 2021: July

Compared to last month, July was an especially big movie-watching month. I ended up watching more than a dozen Elvis Presley movies because he was TCM’s Star of the Month, and I’ve always been curious to see more of his films (I’d only seen five of them before this July tribute). Unfortunately, most of them…

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…

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…

Summer Under the Stars: Easy Living (1937)

TCM’s star of the day is Jean Arthur, and my film pick for the actress is Easy Living, which airs today at 8:00 P.M. (EST). Easy Living follows hard-working girl Mary Smith (Jean Arthur), whose life suddenly becomes more extravagant when a fur coat lands on her head. Wealthy banker J.B. Ball (Edward Arnold), who had thrown his wife’s…

Olivia de Havilland’s Oscar-Nominated Performances

Today is a very special day for fans of the golden era of Hollywood as it’s Olivia de Havilland’s 100th birthday! What makes this centennial extra special for us fans is that she’s alive to celebrate it. She’s one of my all-time favorite actresses, and overall she’s a woman I admire a lot. I love so many…

Films in 2016: June

June was a pretty busy month for me, but I managed to squeeze in a good number of movies anyway. On the personal front, two of my friends married each other last weekend, so I got to spend a couple days back in my Southern California hometown. I’ve known the bride since preschool and the groom…

Films in 2014: April

This monthly wrap-up will be rather brief, as I’m in the midst of studying and doing coursework for finals week. I’ve still managed to watch a movie between all the work though! Also, instead of showcasing the usual 5-6 top favorites of the month, I’m just going to highlight 3 that really stood out to…