Sister Celluloid

Where old movies go to live

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To Norm Macdonald, with Love (and lots of clips)

Sometime in the spring of 1991, I was on a date I should never have been on. I’d just gone through a nightmarishly long, drawn-out breakup with the man who’d been the love of my life. (We had decided to try to help each other through it and please for the love of God don’t …

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STREAMING SATURDAYS! Ann Harding Takes Basil Rathbone’s LOVE FROM A STRANGER

Welcome to another edition of STREAMING SATURDAYS, where we embed a free, fabulous film for you to watch right here! It would, of course, be sheer madness for a woman to take Love from a Stranger. But what if that stranger was Basil Rathbone? And what if her alternative was pretty much the Mayor of Drippyville? That’s the …

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STREAMING SATURDAYS! In GREEN FOR DANGER, Alastair Sim Mines a Deep Vein of Wartime Fear

Welcome to another edition of STREAMING SATURDAYS, where we embed a free, fun movie for you to watch right here! This week: Green for Danger, a British thriller set in a wartime hospital. During World War II, lots of filmmakers turned their lenses toward the battlefield, churning out glorious tales of valor and heroism. But two Brits …

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STREAMING SATURDAYS! This Week, THE ASTONISHED HEART: The Flip Side of BRIEF ENCOUNTER

Welcome to another edition of STREAMING SATURDAYS, where we bring you free, fabulous films for you to watch right here! Ah, Noel Coward’s BRIEF ENCOUNTER! An achingly realistic portrait of the repressed, thwarted love of Laura and Alec, two grown-ups too fundamentally good and decent to act on feelings that are stronger and deeper than …

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STREAMING SATURDAYS! Lucille Ball and George Sanders in Douglas Sirk’s LURED

Welcome to another edition of STREAMING SATURDAYS, where we bring you free, fabulous films to watch right here! This week it’s Lured, a nifty 1947 potboiler starring Lucille Ball and George Sanders. (Who apparently had a fling during filming. And if they hadn’t, I’d have absolutely no respect for either one of them.) Rounding out …

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When Classic Stars Were All Around Us

Though nothing can bring back the hourOf splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower,We will grieve not, rather findStrength in what remains behind. I’ve never been great at heeding that advice from Wordsworth, and for classic film lovers, it gets harder every year. What remain behind, of course, are the movies that sustain …

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STREAMING SATURDAYS! Myrna Loy and Ann Harding Fight It Out in THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

Welcome to another edition of STREAMING SATURDAYS, bringing you free, fabulous films to watch right here! This week: 1932’s The Animal Kingdom, which, had it been made two years later, would have sent everyone in the Hays Office scurrying for their scissors. Directed by Edward Griffith with an uncredited assist from George Cukor, the film had …

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STREAMING SATURDAYS! Ida Lupino and Joan Fontaine Fall For THE BIGAMIST

Welcome to another edition of STREAMING SATURDAYS, where we embed a free, fun movie for you to watch right here! In 1953’s The Bigamist, Edmond O’Brien scrambles up and down the California coast, shuttling between two wives. If I’d been anywhere in the vicinity, it would have been three. But enough about my love of Eddie. In …

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Don’t Ditch Those DVDs and Tapes! They’re Your Only Permanent Pass to the Movies

If you want to make sure a movie you love is always there for you, you’ve gotta own it. Period. More and more people are being sucked into cyberspace for all their viewing needs, like modern-day versions of Carol Anne in Poltergeist. Because who needs old-school media when you’ve got HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix and …

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STREAMING SATURDAYS! Teenage Linda Darnell Is Tyrone Power’s DAY-TIME WIFE

Welcome to another edition of STREAMING SATURDAYS, where we bring you free, fun films to watch right here! This week: 1939’s Day-Time Wife! Early on in this odd little confection, Jane (Linda Darnell) finds out her husband Ken (Tyrone Power) is running around with his secretary (Wendy Barrie). So she breaks a super-heavy Deco lamp over …

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The Diabolical Blog Of Joe DeVito

Laugh at the serious stuff + stare blankly at the jokes

MovieMovieBlogBlog II

A continuation of moviemovieblogblog.wordpress.com...More of my thoughts on movies and pop culture

ladysilky

Smile! You’re at the best WordPress.com site ever

Eddie Selover

The Art of Communications

supervistaramacolorscope

Movie & TV stuff by Mel Neuhaus

Ephemeral New York

Chronicling an ever-changing city through faded and forgotten artifacts

The Old Hollywood Garden

Come take a walk with me in Old Hollywood. There's so much to talk about!

"fate keeps on happening"

"Going to the fortune teller's was just as good as going to the opera, and the cost scarcely a trifle more - ergo, I will disguise myself and go again, one of these days, when other amusements fail." - Mark Twain, Letter to Orion Clemens, February 6, 1861

Making a Cinephile

All things film-related.

cracked rear viewer

Fresh takes on retro pop culture

cinemaclaco

über Film und Kinos in Leipzig

OldMoviesaregreat

Old Movies are best

The Film Noir Guy

Film noir off the beaten path

Well, Here's Another Nice Mess . . .

Random, Rambling, Ruminations . . .

Etcetera

Thoughts from my perfectly-wrecked brain

Making A Way

Fighting for my right to party

SCENTS MEMORY

Wear what you love, not what they say you should like.