Sep 20

9 Classic Movies that Depict World War II

Guest blog by HotDog.com—the internet’s oldest guide to cordcutting, replacing expensive cable or satellite TV with cheaper, or free, live stream and OTA options. World War II impacted people around the world, making an indelible mark in history. It inspired a long list of popular movies revolving around this pivotal moment in time. Many of […]

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May 22

Exclusive Interview with Laurence Braunberger: Martin Roumagnac Restoration Project

Rarely-seen French film noir classic Martin Roumagnac (American title The Room Upstairs), a 1946 film by Georges Lacombe, is now available in a 4K restoration. Starring Marlene Dietrich opposite her real-life lover Jean Gabin, Martin Roumagnac is the only movie these two icons ever made together. Lacombe’s tragic postwar romance is a tale of class […]

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Mar 12

Notorious: Hers & His Perspectives

For the nineth installment in our 2023 Classic Couple Movie Challenge, we offer our take on Notorious (1946). We’ve returned to our journey with Peter Bogdanovich settled back into his recommendations. HERS Great cast, great director, great original screenplay. Film noir Notorious has it all. And it has, for me, a performance from Ingrid Bergman that, while it […]

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Feb 11

Anatomy of a Murder: Hers & His Perspectives

For the fifth installment in our 2023 Classic Couple Movie Challenge, we offer our take on Anatomy of a Murder (1959). HERS Anatomy of a Murder was a new, classic discovery for me. Until this challenge, I had not seen it from start to finish. And now I question what I’ve been doing with my time, especially as […]

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Jan 02

2023 Classic Couple Movie Challenge

52 classic movies in 52 weeks? Count us in! In 2023 we’re diving into a list of classic movies curated by none other than the great American director, writer, actor, producer, critic, and film historian Peter Bogdanovich. In his 1999 book Peter Bogdanovich’s Movie of the Week: 52 Classic Films for One Full Year, he […]

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Jun 12

Hollywood Dads: Through Their Children’s Eyes

In this curated book collection, the grown children of some of Hollywood’s most famous actors share their childhood experiences, giving us a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Hollywood dads. CLASSIC COUPLE RECOMMENDATION: My Place in the Sun: Life in the Golden Age of Hollywood and Washington by George Stevens, Jr. In Search of My Father: A Portrait of […]

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Nov 14

Dennis Hopper’s 1980 Directorial Masterpiece, Out of the Blue, Returns to Theaters

In 1980 Dennis Hopper wrote, directed, and starred in Out of the Blue. Often described as the spiritual sequel to Easy Rider (1969) also co-written by, directed, and starring Hopper, it was hailed as a winner, critically acclaimed for its brilliant performances and gripping story. The film’s origins were as a family story, something akin […]

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Feb 16

An Essential Film in Black History: The Duke Is Tops (1938)

The Duke Is Tops (1938) is an American musical film released by Million Dollar Productions, a production company noted for advancing Black filmmaking in the late 1930s. Ralph Cooper, one of the three heads of Million Dollar Productions, scripted, co-directed and starred in the film. The Duke Is Tops is a B-musical featuring a mostly […]

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Sep 07

Can’t Look Away: La Ciénaga (2001)

As the Classic Couple, most often we use this platform to write about classic movies—those dating from the 1910s through the 1970s. From time to time, we encounter a film we like to call a new classic discovery. These can be true classic movies we have only recently viewed. They can also be serendipitous encounters […]

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May 26

Myrna Loy’s First Starring Role: Indecent (1932)

Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray, follows the lives of two friends Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley as they move through British high society. First published as a 19-volume monthly serial from 1847 to 1848, its popularity led to the publishing of a single volume in 1848. Today the book is regarded as a classic. […]

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