Originally Published January 25, 2018 My Leonard Bernstein tribute comes to a close as Kaci Kielmar and I discuss Bernstein’s only original film composition, 1954’s On the Waterfront.
Being on the brink of nuclear war is a niche our country has occupied as long as I’ve been alive. In the late ’70s though the concept felt all too … Continue Reading The China Syndrome (1979)
In the grand tradition of TCM Film Festivals past I didn’t stick around for the opening night film. No offense to West Side Story (1961), but I’ve seen it plenty … Continue Reading TCMFF 2021: The Getaway (1972)
Originally published August 13, 2013 Wuthering Heights is one of my favorite books, and I conveniently bought the 1939 adaptation with Sir Laurence Olivier recently (I totally didn’t come up … Continue Reading Wuthering Heights (1939)
I’m starting to think George Sidney might be one of my favorite directors. From The Harvey Girls (1946) or Viva Las Vegas (1964), Sidney was a director who knew how … Continue Reading Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
Originally published January 18, 2018 My year-long Centennial Celebration kicks off with a two-episode look at composer Leonard Bernstein.
If there’s one thing we here at Ticklish Business can’t resist, it’s diving into a work of film noir. We can’t resist! So, how excited were we to learn that … Continue Reading Crossfire (1947)
Originally published October 26th, 2013 We interrupt our weekly foray into the Disney Vault – which I’ll be posting later – to look at a live-action film starring one of … Continue Reading The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
Originally published April 15, 2015 Nearly every popular celebrity has a horror movie in their past, an idea traced all the way back to the golden era of film; but … Continue Reading Supernatural (1933)
Originally published July 23, 2013 Off to a late start on my Busby Berkeley week, but we’re moving along with the film: Footlight Parade. This is my first Berkeley film, … Continue Reading Footlight Parade (1933)
There are a lot of movies found in Professional Sweetheart, released via Warner Archive, that make you go, “Really?” Sure, every movie comes with its own level of suspended belief, … Continue Reading Professional Sweetheart (1933)
Originally Published: July 21, 2015 Our second Barbara Stanwyck film of the week personified to audiences the strong, adept female that Stanwyck was. Compared to other actresses embodying personalities like … Continue Reading Baby Face (1933)
Kay Francis and William Powell mix love and crime in Jewel Robbery.
The Ticklish Trio says maybe this time they’ll win as they discuss Liza Minnelli, Michael York, and Bob Fosse’s Cabaret. If you want to know what classic film DVDs, Blu-rays, and … Continue Reading Ticklish Business Episode #82: Musical March – Cabaret (1972)
Originally posted: November 29, 2017 The studio era had a way of doing things with genres that weren’t unique but, in execution, make all the difference in the world. Director … Continue Reading Music for Millions (1944)
Originally published: May 1, 2015 After my interview with Technicolor specialist Robert Hoffman and in honor of this weekend’s Dance Media Festival, I decided a review of The Unfinished Dance … Continue Reading The Unfinished Dance (1947)