Tag Archives: Classic film

Update: New Channel Brings Classic Film to Broadcast TV

Updated: 5/18/14 7:30 p.m. (updated affiliate info in italics at end of article) Turner Classic Movies is getting an unexpected present for their twentieth birthday: competition. On February 3, Sony Pictures Television launched getTV, a broadcast television network devoted exclusively … Continue reading

Posted in Classic Film, getTV | Tagged , , , , | 40 Comments

The Good, the Bad, and the Old Movie Weirdos

“You’re an Old Movie Weirdo,” my girlfriend said to me. “I know you don’t think you are, but you are.” Before we go any further, you need to know something about Maggie: she’s honest to a fault, particularly when it … Continue reading

Posted in Classic Film, Film Forum, IFC Center, Screening Report | Tagged , , , , | 51 Comments

Review: Beyond CASABLANCA: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching by Jennifer C. Garlen

This is my biggest frustration as a classic film fan: no matter how many old movies I watch, there will always be hundreds (thousands?) more I haven’t seen. Unless I buy every pre-1960 DVD ever released and lock myself in … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Classic Film | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Pre-Code Classics Shine Again in “Forbidden Hollywood” Volumes 4 and 5 from Warner Archive

“For me, the real ‘Classic Era’ in Hollywood was the mid-1930s until about 1959,” host Robert Osborne said at the third annual TCM Classic Film Festival in April. Coincidentally, those years also bookend the period during which the Motion Picture … Continue reading

Posted in Classic Film, DVD Blu-Ray Review, Pre-Code Film, Warner Archive Collection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Classic Film in 2012: The Opposite of Extinction

There’s been a lot of talk recently about Neal Gabler’s suggestion in Sunday’s Los Angeles Times that old movies are “dinosaurs,” looking forlornly in the eye-rolling face of the generation (the under-30 “Millennials”) that will finally and irrevocably consign them … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments