Posts filed under "Talkies"

The Mubi Cinematheque: The Blue Angel (1930)

Posted by Jason Wilson April 17, 2014 0 Comment 92 views

You can catch Josef von Sternberg’s masterpiece The Blue Angel on MUBI right now.

TCM Classic Film Fest: Cruising Hollywood Boulevard with American Graffiti (1973)

Posted by Wade Sheeler April 14, 2014 0 Comment 168 views

TCM Classic Film Fest is back, and it all starts with some rocking around the swimming pool and the classic American Graffiti!

The Mubi Cinematheque: House by the River (1950)

Posted by Jason Wilson April 10, 2014 0 Comment 220 views

House by the River is currently available on Mubi. Sign up for a free trial here. Fritz Lang made some of the greatest films that survived the silent era. His movies M and Metropolis are picked apart, studied, and slobbered over by film nuts even now. With good reason. His films seemed to evoke malaise in deeply personal, paranoid, […]

Overlooked Gems: Robert Benchley’s Miniatures Collection

Posted by Lesley Coffin April 7, 2014 1 Comment 279 views

Introduce yourself to the godfather of brainy, observational humor with Robert Benchley’s Miniatures Collection.

The Big Sleep (1946)

Posted by Toyiah Murry April 1, 2014 0 Comment 427 views

Howard Hawk’s films have nearly always possessed a bias for fast-paced hysterics, high-octane crime, intense dramatics, or all of the above. Yet, of all his films, nothing compares to his quick-witted adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel, The Big Sleep. To say that I was confused the first time I ever watched the near two-hour crime drama […]

Overlooked Gems: Sing You Sinners (1938)

Posted by Lesley Coffin March 31, 2014 0 Comment 363 views

Wesley Ruggles’ Sing You Sinners, starring Bing Crosby, Fred MacMurray and Donald O’Connor, is definitely an overlook gem.

Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Posted by Laura Grande March 31, 2014 0 Comment 516 views

Praise for Howard Hawks’ implausible and preposterous masterpiece, Bringing Up Baby.

Monkey Business (1952) Does Not Exist

Posted by John Munshour March 27, 2014 0 Comment 478 views

Howard Hawks’ Monkey Business happened in 1952… or did it?

His Girl Friday (1940)

Posted by Toyiah Murry March 27, 2014 0 Comment 410 views

Howard Hawks’ His Girl Friday is a classic – maybe a flawed classic, but a classic all the same.

Film Review: A Song Is Born (1948)

Posted by Christina Stewart March 19, 2014 0 Comment 421 views

Howard Hawks remade his own Ball of Fire as A Song is Born, just with more singing and dancing and Danny Kaye.

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