Much has been written about legendary director Michael Curtiz. I mean, his filmography speaks for itself: Casablanca, White Christmas, Yankee Doodle Dandy and The Adventures of Robin Hood. Very few … Continue Reading TCMFF 2021: The Horror of Michael Curtiz
We may not be gathering in-person this year for the TCM Classic Film Festival, but in its place we’ll be sharing the top 3 memories we have from festivals past. … Continue Reading Ticklish Business #109: Top 3 TCM Classic Film Festival Memories
Over the last year little, if anything, has really felt “normal”. Events have been moved virtually (if we’re lucky), but just as often they were postponed or cancelled. In the … Continue Reading TCM Classic Film Festival: Updates!
Director Jean Negulesco and I have a contentious cinematic relationship. His patented blend of noirish melodrama doesn’t always sit right with me, yet I’ve seen so many of his features … Continue Reading TCMFF Review: Road House (1948)
Ten years after the landmark film The Moon is Blue marked the erosion of the Hollywood Production Code, several films continued pushing at the boundaries of the sex comedy. Many simply … Continue Reading Sunday in New York (1963)
I try not to get too serious on this site, mainly because for many of us the world of classic cinema is our escape from the fear, uncertainty, and politics … Continue Reading My TCM Festival Home Edition Schedule
Tarzan is an ubiquitous character in film history, becoming a franchise that dominated the 1930s into the ’50s and making Johnny Weissmuller an unconventional star. I say all this having … Continue Reading TCMFF Review: Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
The last day. It always hurts to hit the last day of TCMFF because not only do you have to go home, but the return to reality is a harsh … Continue Reading TCM Classic Film Festival 2019: Day 4 & Wrap-up
If you’re reading these thinking “Did Kristen bother to see anything new?” The answer is yes! Day three was all about new discoveries, and about throwing the schedule I had … Continue Reading TCM Classic Film Festival 2019: Day 3
When I attend the TCM Classic Film Festival I always think logistically. If you read my accessibility guide you know the venues all have their individual pros and cons, and … Continue Reading TCM Classic Film Festival 2019: Day 2
I’ve probably stated this in the opening of the last six years of TCM Classic Film Festival posts: there’s nothing quite like attending this festival. As someone who is fortunate … Continue Reading TCM Classic Film Festival 2019: Day 1
The Ticklish Trio are prepping for the 10th annual TCM Classic Film Festival with a special episode.
I cover my fair share of film festivals and I’m in a privileged position to do so. One of the few job perks of being a critic is attending festivals, … Continue Reading TCMFF and Accessibility: A (Hopefully Not) Crash Course
It’s that time: TCM Classic Film Festival time! I can’t stress this enough but, for me, this is the festival I plan my year around (and I am fortunate to … Continue Reading My TCM Classic Film Festivals Must-Sees 2019
The final day of the TCM Classic Film Festival was a mixed bag. My illness was finally catching up to me and to say I was exhausted was an understatement. … Continue Reading The 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival: Day 4 and Wrap-Up
Day three was a day of fits and starts with my first shut-out from a feature. It was the also the day I reached the apotheosis of my illness so … Continue Reading The 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival: Day 3