Now that cold, harsh winter is officially here, I've been staying in and binging on screwball comedies, and submerging myself in cocktails. Then again, I like doing that during all seasons, but let's just say it's because it's bloody freezing out.Read More
November just got much more exciting: 'Noirvember' is here! But what exactly is 'noirvember' you may ask? (At least I did). 'Noirvember' is a month-long celebration of all things film noir, that gorgeous period (~1940-1959) in cinema where these films weren't necessarily saddled by particular settings or conflict, like a western or gangster movie might be, but rather they were defined by particular qualities in tone, mood, and style.Read More
I recently found out that Rear Window was being adapted for the stage. Like most of the American theater-going public (I'm just guessing), my first thought was that this play would be an adaptation of the famous Alfred Hitchcock film. Turns out I was wrong: the play is based on the 1942 Cornell Woolrich story "It Had to Be Murder," which Hitchcock used as well for his film, but greatly altered Woolrich's story.Read More
When Mercury was in retrograde, it lead me to some pretty interesting film pairings so I thought I would share them. There is absolutely no particular film reason for anyone to ever watch these movies together, but next time Mercury is in retrograde, maybe you won't be able to control your movie-pairing impulses, and this post can be your safe space to turn towards.Read More
Now for your recommended dose of screwball comedy and cocktails!
Some of my title picks below are not very well-known, so hopefully all of you find some new screen treasures. And maybe some new cocktail ideas.Read More
I love podcasts. I often subscribe to any I hear about that appeal to me; I just want them all!!
Since there are so many podcasts out there on every possible subject, I thought I would distill some of my favorites for what I truly believe are THE STUFF THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF (see what I did there?): film, booze, and travel.Read More
Adeline De Walt Reynolds is an actress that no one knows, or remembers. At least no one that I know. She made her film debut in 1941, and while this was not totally out of the ordinary for older actors because film was still a new medium, it is in Adeline's case because this was one of her first acting jobs, EVER. At the age of 79. Really proving that it truly is never too late. We can all learn something from her.Read More
I miss Nora Ephron. She is one the few writers who can make me laugh out loud while reading, whether it's her revenge book Heartburn, or her essay "On Maintenance," and the struggle for women of a certain age to somewhat resemble a copy of their younger selves. She also wrote and directed amazing movies. Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, and You've Got Mail are just a few.Read More