Michael Curtiz
Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 6 Articles
Blogs // 6 Articles
//Columns

Ruining Their Reputations: Pre-Code Movies Have a Naughty Reputation That's Not Always Deserved
1 Jul 2012 // 6:10 PM

Not every pre-Code film is a Scarface or Baby Face; some are only mediocre faces.

Tearjerkers, Weepies, Three-hanky Pictures, Sudsers & Other Such 'Balloon Juice'
14 Nov 2010 // 4:00 PM

Men's movies show us a fantasy of the man we'd like to be (Tarzan or James Bond or Sam Spade), while women's movies are transmogrified dreams of women's real lives.

//Reviews

The Comancheros
1 Jun 2011 // 4:58 PM

A Texas Ranger and a smooth-talking gambler go undercover to take down a notorious gang of gunrunners.

White Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life
9 Nov 2009 // 3:58 PM

While they might be right out of the Saturday Evening Post with their Norman Rockwell-esque moralizing and message, one cannot deny how thoroughly entertaining and iconic they both are.

//Blogs

Double Take: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
26 Jan 2015 // 6:39 AM

Double Take examines Errol Flynn's classic take on this vigilante archer: a bold, impudent rascal that speaks treason fluently, capturing hearts when he isn't shooting arrows into them.

'Gold Is Where You Find It' Mines for Technicolor
18 Nov 2014 // 7:48 AM

This film is, above all, a technical accomplishment, but it has languished since its 1938 release.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Anderson East Ignites a Fire at Mercury Lounge

// Notes from the Road

"Hot off the release of his album Delilah Anderson East's performance was full of vim and vigor.

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