Tag Archives: Douglas Sirk

March 2024 Viewing Diary

Conspiracy (2001; d. Frank Pierson) I went down a little Wannsee Conference rabbit hole so figured I’d re-watch this chilling nasty little movie. Lured (1947; d. Douglas Sirk) I had never seen this. I love discovering new Douglas Sirks! This … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Dorothy Malone

The actress – whose career spanned over 50 years, died in 2018 at the age of 93. She was an Oscar-winning actress who “ended up” on television in Peyton Place, a choice many at the time thought was insane. Television … Continue reading

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February 2023 Viewing Diary

Reboot (2022) Allison and I watched it together when I was in New York for the first half of this month. I adore this series and am so bummed it wasn’t picked up for Season 2. We had a blast … Continue reading

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Plato’s cave, and etc.

Stunning shot from Douglas Sirk’s All I Desire

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“Emotional problems”

From Douglas Sirk’s There’s Always Tomorrow (1956), a romantic drama, featuring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray as old lovers, reunited 20 years later. They are both successful in their careers. He has a wife (Joan Bennett) and three children (two … Continue reading

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July 2018 Viewing Diary

Supernatural, Season 4, episode 5 “Monster Movie” (2008; d. Robert Singer) A movie-mad feast. Plus, my favorite one-night-stand-girl. (Piper is a close tie.) Supernatural, Season 4, episode 6 “Yellow Fever” (2008; d. Philip Sgriccia) An example of what the show … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Dorothy Malone

The actress – whose career spanned over 50 years, has died at the age of 93. My first exposure to her was in Howard Hawks’ The Big Sleep, where she is absolutely unforgettable in her one scene with Humphrey Bogart … Continue reading

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November 2015 Viewing Diary

Spotlight (2015; d. Tom McCarthy) Excellent newspaper movie. I reviewed for Rogerebert.com. Supernatural, Season 11, Episode 4, “Baby” (2015; d. Thomas J. Wright) Perfection, both formally and structurally as well as emotionally and spiritually. Truth (2015; d. James Vanderbilt) Another … Continue reading

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Seen Recently: Corman’s World (2011), Imitation of Life (1959), Viva Zapata! (1952), The Skin I Live In (2011), Undercurrent (1946)

Corman’s World directed by Alex Stapleton A great documentary about Roger Corman whose low-budget productions in the 1960s/70s basically acted as film-school and film-experience for a generation of filmmakers who now run Hollywood. The stories are legendary, but here in … Continue reading

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