Tag Archives: George Cukor

September/October 2023 Viewing Diary

I moved in late September. Again. I found a little cozy apartment, the second floor of a little house, with slanted ceilings, little cubbyhole-eaves everywhere, and a big yard. It’s a 10 minute walk to the beach. I found it … Continue reading

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June 2022 Viewing Diary

Watcher (2022; d. Chloe Okuno) I was super impressed – and totally freaked out – by this thriller, psychological and otherwise. The mood is HEAVY with omnipresent DREAD. I reviewed for Ebert. Russian Doll (Season 1 and 2, 2019-2022) I’m … Continue reading

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October 2018 Viewing Diary

Supernatural, Season 11, episode 4 “Baby” (2015; d. Thomas J. Wright) This episode just grows in stature the further away we get from it. It’s quite brilliant. Mandy (2018; d. Panos Cosmatos) I went into Mandy not knowing much about … Continue reading

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February 2016 Viewing Diary

X Files, Season 10, Episode 2 “Founder’s Mutation” (2016; d. James Wong) Mythology! Now listen: I haven’t seen the finale yet. I will this Saturday with my partner-in-crime Keith. So no spoilers – it has taken superhuman strength to stay … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2013

Some of the things I’ve written in 2013, for my own site, and also other outlets. Thoughts on Memphis. “Memphis is wounded, and Memphis is obviously depressed. There are a lot of sad ghosts here. But Memphis does not forget. … Continue reading

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Seen Recently: A Free Soul (1931), Whirlpool (1949), The Women (1939)

A Free Soul directed by Clarence Brown A daring (to say the least) pre-Code film, starring Norma Shearer (very good, for the most part, here), a ferocious and sexy Clark Gable, a sympathetic and noble Leslie Howard, and a masterful … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Weird WTF-Ness of Sylvia Scarlett

Sylvia Scarlett (1935, George Cukor) is such a weird movie. There. That is my critical assessment. Sylvia Scarlett has a strange charm, a weird dark magic, and it’s one of those films I actually want to live in. I want … Continue reading

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The Books: “Kate Remembered” (A. Scott Berg)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: Kate Remembered, by A. Scott Berg The publication of this book was an event. It appeared only 13 days after Miss Hepburn’s death, so it seemed a bit iffy to me at first, like: Was … Continue reading

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The Books: “Me: Stories Of My Life” (Katharine Hepburn)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: Me : Stories of My Life, by Katharine Hepburn If there was an editor within a 10-mile radius of Katharine Hepburn’s manuscript for this book, you would never know it. It’s full of dashes, interruptions … Continue reading

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Judy Holliday: “She Dominates”

David Thomson wrote: The story goes that Adam’s Rib was a conspiracy between Cukor, Katharine Hepburn, and Garson Kanin to convince Harry Cohn, the boss of Columbia, that Judy Holliday should play the dumb blonde in the film of Born … Continue reading

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